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Old 12-21-2012, 05:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I agree, it was also my favorite. I'll re edit them tonight!
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I agree with the lack of filters and vignetting on the PP side. Go mild. Curves, contrast and Clarity settings should give you good results.

Composition wise, take a few steps back and put some space around the cars. If you look at professional stuff, it always has the car in a scene that makes the photo more involving. I personally hate the crooked horizon look that's popular with the "Tuner" scene.

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DSC_7421 by ryankarr, on Flickr


RAK_6095 by ryankarr, on Flickr
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Great shots Frink! I'm going to see if I can get some more time with the car and try again. I really don't know what I was thinking when I was out shooting these.....my framing is way off and half the shots are out of focus.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:08 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Also, in all three there is a very basic thing you can change to make the pics better.
1 & 3, turn the wheels the opposite way, 2, straighten em out.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Personally, I'd focus more on the subtle lines that car has. You could pretty much shoot any car and those pictures would look good, but it doesn't accentuate anything, and that's a shame. How the creases run down the fenders and doors, but arch before the rear wheels, the concave tail-light panel...etc. Those 60's cars have gobs and gobs of style, tap it man.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:08 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Here are my basic rules for shooting cars.

Shoot at sunset or sunrise. This will give you better lighting. The top of the car is washed out where the sides are dark. Have the sun behind you lighting the car. This will give you even lighting. Or shoot when overcast.

On your pictures the front tires are turned towards the camera. This shows the dirty side of the tire and makes a bigger mechanical hole in the fender to distract away.

Choose your background carefully. This will make or break the picture. For a car like that (especially red) a either dark parking garage, a clean white wall or a simple field of grass would do.

Don't use photoshop to alter your pictures. Use your camera setting to do this. Take the same picture with different settings or effects.

Be careful of whats behind your car. Make sure there are no post, poles and stuff like that so it doesn't look like its "growing" out of the car (just when ever is possible).

In some cases, don't post the subject (car in this case) in the middle of the frame. Divide your pictures into 3 parts and your subject should be in the 2/3rds of that area facing the empty 1/3rd.

Don't move the position of the camera, move the car.

Get low on the floor or higher off the ground for some different angles.

Here are some examples of some I have done.















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Here is some light painting I did with my external flash (just one flash).

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