ART car photo shoot ideas

themolsen

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Sep 29, 2006
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Jacksonville, FL
My g/f just got a nice G35 in a beautiful medium blue. She wants to go somewhere and get some photos of it and I was thinking somewhere at sunset might be nice for the blue/orange combo.

What kind of lighting or composition tips can you give me?

I've never done in car photos before, but have seen many and read about some techniques.

I was thinking about doing that shoot right after the sun is below the horizon so the sky is orange but the ambient light is pretty low. Then do a long enough shutter speed that I can light paint most of the car with a flash.

But really, I'm not sure. There will be lots of experimenting. Any tips so I don't waste TOO much time?
 

aCab

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Jun 1, 2007
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Posing is important, as is composition and location.

Make sure the car is clean.

If you shoot after the sun has gone down and you are using a flash to paint the car, make sure you do it evenly.
 
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themolsen

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what kind of positioning do you recommend? angled with wheels turned a bit to show rims? and what about camera height?

cool shots, btw, regrets
 

aCab

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not the best, but this if my fav:

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BumbleBeeTuna

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what kind of positioning do you recommend? angled with wheels turned a bit to show rims? and what about camera height?

cool shots, btw, regrets
for the usual, typical is 3/4 with the wheels turned so that you can see the face of the wheels. Be SURE to either have the wheels straight or turned the correct way. Shooting from up high makes the car seem lower, shooting from way down low (lying on the ground) can make for some interesting angles as well. Do you have a CPL?
 

mrtwo

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heres another, friends shot .. like acabs angle,

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strobes to the left aiming at rear wheel and another on the right aiming at foglight if i can recall. and also master aiming at front turned wheel.
 

BumbleBeeTuna

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I still need to try shooting cars with off camera flash for the first time :noes:
 

Easton

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Aug 10, 2004
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if it's a dark car, shoot under soft light

if it's a bright car, shoot under soft light - but it can work under midday sun as well, as long as you have the sun behind you.

Do the classic front 3/4 like those guys have shown you.
 

Devin

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if it's a dark car, shoot under soft light

if it's a bright car, shoot under soft light - but it can work under midday sun as well, as long as you have the sun behind you.

Do the classic front 3/4 like those guys have shown you.

when the crap did you show up on here :noes:
 

1992 240SX

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Is it only my computer that Devin's website doesnt work? I tried it on Explorer and it worked but it's not working on Firefox, just giving you a heads up.
 

TurkeyChicken

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get a couple strobes and set them up on either side of the car. get up high so you can overlook the sunset. I did something similar with my motorcycle a month or two ago.

I only had one strobe so i had to hit the test button twice while the camera was exposing :o

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AmosBanks

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Aug 19, 2004
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Chicago, IL
I own an Evo and there is a big forum for Evo owners. I am sure there's one for G35 owners too and you can get ideas from the Show and Shine threads. I am about the last person to criticize another's photo, but some of the car forum shots make me want to scream. You can use the G35 forum for composure ideas and this forum for the rest!
 

HighTachPres

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Jan 23, 2004
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if it's a dark car, shoot under soft light

if it's a bright car, shoot under soft light - but it can work under midday sun as well, as long as you have the sun behind you.

Do the classic front 3/4 like those guys have shown you.

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haha for once i can call you a noob for your join date :rofl:
It's Clint Davis :wavey:
 

haikii

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I had no idea Easton was so famous :| thought he was just a well known Aussie photographer... god damn
 

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