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Oct 16, 2013 18:59 |  #9871

^ true dat


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Oct 16, 2013 21:59 |  #9872

VisualEchos wrote in post #16376632 (external link)
Call me crazy, but I like rigging cars, it's one of the few times that I'm behind the camera that I actually have "fun".

thought i was the only one who felt that. haha.


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Oct 17, 2013 04:25 |  #9873

BLOOMHOWER wrote in post #16376438 (external link)
I think it would be extremely hard to impossible to get the same angles as you can on a rig shot, also you have a lot more control of the out come, and you're not risking dropping your camera out the window of a moving car.


Take a look a the majority of car magazines on the shelf today and that will show you that a lot (but not all of) the rig shots shown recently on here could have been done easier and with less post production than using a rig. Lying down in the hatchback area of most cars and (using an IS lens) you can get the camera down to about 12 inches off the ground with your eye to the viewfinder and achieve the same results. If you're prepared to shoot blind, then you can hold your camera an awful lot lower.

As I said, I love rig shots, but I also like making life easy for myself and It is so much less time consuming to shoot a tracking or panning shot compared to one done with a rig ... in my opinion anyway.


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Oct 17, 2013 07:45 |  #9874

I think your opinion is valid, but falling on deaf ears in a rig-shot thread that's 660 pages long.


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Oct 17, 2013 07:53 |  #9875

Any thoughts on suppliers of Woods in Australia? I don't have faith in my Avengers when extended to the full 6 sections of boom.


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Oct 17, 2013 08:50 |  #9876

Spikeydevilbandit wrote in post #16377431 (external link)
As I said, I love rig shots, but I also like making life easy for myself and It is so much less time consuming to shoot a tracking or panning shot compared to one done with a rig ... in my opinion anyway.

As they say, sometimes "getting there is half the fun?"


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Oct 17, 2013 10:45 |  #9877

PhotosGuy wrote in post #16377789 (external link)
As they say, sometimes "getting there is half the fun?"

that's very similar to what I was going to say!

It's been a selling point for my photography, as well. Even though I don't have the highest-end boom out there (it actually looks like crap and needs to be replaced), the "professionalism" that it appears that I have with this much specialized equipment helps ease the blow when customers pull out their wallets.


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Oct 17, 2013 13:34 |  #9878

VisualEchos wrote in post #16377627 (external link)
I think your opinion is valid, but falling on deaf ears in a rig-shot thread that's 660 pages long.


I think you're probably right ... Hey Ho, just trying to point out that life can be made easier for some shots that's all.


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Oct 17, 2013 16:57 |  #9879

Spikeydevilbandit wrote in post #16378390 (external link)
I think you're probably right ... Hey Ho, just trying to point out that life can be made easier for some shots that's all.

if you have a 3rd person and a 2nd car...


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Oct 17, 2013 20:47 |  #9880

steelbluesleepr wrote in post #16378811 (external link)
if you have a 3rd person and a 2nd car...

My thoughts exactly! I used to lie down in the back of a van, racing on the few dual carriageways we have here, risking life and limb at 60mph. After getting a rig, my GF sleeps better! Even if it's alone, because I'm editing my rigshots til early in the morning:P

Still love the thrill of hanging out the window or back of a car at 60mph, so have to do it occasionaly. You have to mix things up a bit:)


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Oct 17, 2013 22:23 |  #9881

Anyone watch the BTS photo shoot for the gas monkey garage Ferrari F40

Not a real rig shot but pretty cool BTS..

http://www.youtube.com …er_embedded&v=5​7P3LTgPBmM (external link)


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Oct 18, 2013 03:55 as a reply to  @ DJ JIGGLER's post |  #9882

Here's one of my first ones, what do you guys think?? any CC would be appreciated!

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Oct 18, 2013 14:56 |  #9883

Looks great to me. The centered composition leaves a bit to be desired, but if you filled in the hole in the back with pure light, and faded it out, then cropped it, could be epic.


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Oct 18, 2013 17:16 |  #9884

DJ JIGGLER wrote in post #16379505 (external link)
Anyone watch the BTS photo shoot for the gas monkey garage Ferrari F40

Not a real rig shot but pretty cool BTS..

http://www.youtube.com …er_embedded&v=5​7P3LTgPBmM (external link)

that is nothing short of amazing!!!


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Oct 20, 2013 15:59 |  #9885

Spikeydevilbandit wrote in post #16378390 (external link)
I think you're probably right ... Hey Ho, just trying to point out that life can be made easier for some shots that's all.

I just read the last few posts and the point you make is very valid. There are many shots on this thread that could have been done with car to car photography. Magazines like moving shots, if they get good rig shots, they like that as well. Your point is even more valid when you consider the time involved in the process. That is where the people doing this as a business and those playing with their cameras differ. Doing this as a business, time spent is money. If the time invested has no substantial return then it is time wasted. If you want to create pretty pictures and aren't worried about putting food on the table, then rigging a car is a non-issue. I've rigged plenty of cars, and I have done way more car to car photography and can tell you that in many instances, a car to car shot is just as good as a rig shot with a fraction of the time invested.


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