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Automotive Image Editing/Post-Processing: Before and After

 
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Mar 27, 2014 00:49 as a reply to  @ post 16788227 |  #2296

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Vingrette
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Then exported and opened up in PSE10. Then about 2 hours of cloning. Thats about it.

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Mar 27, 2014 06:52 |  #2297

Myboostedgst wrote in post #16789557 (external link)
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Then exported and opened up in PSE10. Then about 2 hours of cloning. Thats about it.

Nice. Now that took some work.


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Mar 27, 2014 09:05 as a reply to  @ Hinson's post |  #2298

Thanks. That is the furthest that I have ever taken a photo before and I am happy with the way it turned out.


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Mar 31, 2014 13:32 |  #2299

Got to play with an Alien Bee 800 the other night. Strobing black cars was a bit difficult, well here's my first attempt with that. I usually light paint instead.

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Mar 31, 2014 14:29 |  #2300

I love the first one (^^^^^)

I am incredibly interested in this now! I just got myself a setup of 3 strobes and umbrellas and I think I'll go ahead and try a composite sometime this summer (Weather permitting my stands don't fly away and I find somewhere to plug in my lights :/)

I think the second one looks a tad funky for some reason...like it's warped


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Mar 31, 2014 15:32 |  #2301

Yeah the second one was the stand in test subject while we waited on the FRS to show up to the location. The first pic, which was actually taken second, came out much better.

PS: bring a friend to hold the light stands so they don't fall over.


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Mar 31, 2014 17:28 |  #2302

Haha, well nice work! I like the first one a lot :)

I'll bring someone out hopefully, otherwise I'll suffer through and bring some sandbags and stand close to the lights ;p


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Mar 31, 2014 17:33 as a reply to  @ xarik's post |  #2303

Most people who use strobes/flashes on cars dont use a diffuser. Most point at the ground and let that light the car. And yes, black is a PITA to light.


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Apr 01, 2014 17:33 |  #2304

Point it at an angle towards the ground in the direction of the car or away from the car?


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Apr 01, 2014 18:29 as a reply to  @ xarik's post |  #2305

Towards the car. The problem with diffusers it that they are smaller than the object that you are shooting. That's why you see professional automotive studios using large diffusers (think like twice the size of the car) to diffuse the light and give it a nice even look. Pointing them at the ground will diffuse the light more, creating less hot spots.

With that being said, black is hard no matter what.


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Apr 01, 2014 19:19 |  #2306

no doubt black is hard to shoot, it's just as hard to wash and keep clean lol.

So in the sample image of (third one) would you say that he has them pointed in the right direction, just remove the umbrellas?


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Apr 01, 2014 20:31 as a reply to  @ xarik's post |  #2307

I'm not going to get too specific, as I don't have that much experience. I would wait till others give you some advice that have more results than me.

Also I don't want to get too far off topic. Take a look at the auto strobist thread (before and after) to get an idea of what others are doing.


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Apr 01, 2014 22:47 |  #2308

Ok my bad for getting off topic :) Thanks for the info Myboostedgst


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Apr 02, 2014 00:06 |  #2309

Back on topic then! :)

Honestly didn't plan this shot, we got lost in St Louis and I got out of the car and loved what I saw...Here's the before and after :)

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Perhaps a little overdone and it kinda looks like an HDR to me due to so much contrast...idk...let me know if this is way overdone. It's pretty darn vibrant in my eyes but I just like the scene :P

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Apr 02, 2014 14:22 |  #2310

I quite like the edit, but you forgot to clone out that poles shadow on the grass by the roof of the car ;)


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