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      10-14-2008, 11:14 PM   #45
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Great thread I see some really good shots in here... and god damn, that orange 997 GT3 is to DIE for... one of my dream cars!

Ive been abusing the hell out of my 10-22 until I save up the funds for my soon to come 70-200 f/2.8

Oh and, I would recommend a circular polarizing filter to ANYONE serious about automotive photography.... or ANY outdoor photography for that matter..

Heres some shots Ive taken over the past few months... I never get bored of this hobby..
Like one guy said, you probably shouldn't shoot stationary cars at angles. All it does is make me wanna cock my head to the side. Artistic? Maybe...I guess. I'd focus more on angles in relation to the car. Nice shots btw.
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Like one guy said, you probably shouldn't shoot stationary cars at angles. All it does is make me wanna cock my head to the side. Artistic? Maybe...I guess. I'd focus more on angles in relation to the car. Nice shots btw.
Sometimes it works... sometimes it doesnt. Plenty of times I have taken a picture at an angle and deleted it once I've seen it on my computer screen... IMO, the angles I sometimes shoot at, like you see above, add to the picture rather then take away. Extreme angles however, are annoying......
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what software are you guys using to post processing work?
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I use adobe photoshop... you dont even need a new and expensive version. I use 7.0 and its just fine for me
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I use adobe photoshop... you dont even need a new and expensive version. I use 7.0 and its just fine for me
Yes and No. I think it all comes down to what you are trying to do in post processing and how well or easy Adobe makes it in more recent versions. I have CS3, but... right now I don't even know the difference in CS4- I can only assume it's better, but... I don't care right now because I'm fine with what I use. A part of me wants to get it, but... ehh... it always comes down to the end-user needs.
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      10-15-2008, 10:24 AM   #51
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Yes and No. I think it all comes down to what you are trying to do in post processing and how well or easy Adobe makes it in more recent versions. I have CS3, but... right now I don't even know the difference in CS4- I can only assume it's better, but... I don't care right now because I'm fine with what I use. A part of me wants to get it, but... ehh... it always comes down to the end-user needs.
when I upgraded from CS2 to CS3 I didn't notice anything at first. fast forward two weeks and I found out that CS3 was the shit. so much better. I haven't even heard of CS4.

I'd highly suggest anyone not running CS of any type to go and at least get CS2. 7.0 is waaay outdated.
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Ahh! I want a 350z
hahaha dont bother. my dad picked one up when they 1st came out. we were invited to Z day at Chicago Motor Speedway and got to do some laps. I thought the car was actually pretty slow (and a little ugly if you ask me).
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hahaha dont bother. my dad picked one up when they 1st came out. we were invited to Z day at Chicago Motor Speedway and got to do some laps. I thought the car was actually pretty slow (and a little ugly if you ask me).
Everyone has their own opinions, to each his own, is what i always say.

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hahaha dont bother. my dad picked one up when they 1st came out. we were invited to Z day at Chicago Motor Speedway and got to do some laps. I thought the car was actually pretty slow (and a little ugly if you ask me).

If you think the Z is slow you need to learn how to drive. Its not FAST by any means, but its definitely not slow. It moves well and its a blast to drive and IMO, it looks great. The 370Z is going to be an awesome mashine, I cant wait until the official pics are released at the end of this month. Nissan is using the worlds first rev matching MT in the new Z. It sounds like fun
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If you think the Z is slow you need to learn how to drive. Its not FAST by any means, but its definitely not slow. It moves well and its a blast to drive and IMO, it looks great. The 370Z is going to be an awesome mashine, I cant wait until the official pics are released at the end of this month. Nissan is using the worlds first rev matching MT in the new Z. It sounds like fun
no i just mean for all the hype it got when it came out... i just wasn't too impressed. i'm not saying it was SLOW like a Yugo... but it wasn't nearly as fast as I had expected it to be... plus i think it looks too much like a vw bug on roids.


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I like the lighting on the last shot, it almost looks like it was photoshopped into the picture haha.

Still, tilted angles ftl.
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Well I first became interested in the 350z after playing Forza - I thought it sounded great. Last summer I went to test drive a few cars and the 350z seemed to be the most exciting. I'm just so obsessed over the exhaust note. It's very burbly sounding. I can tell if there's a FX35, G35, G37, or 350z passing by without looking XD
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Well I first became interested in the 350z after playing Forza - I thought it sounded great. Last summer I went to test drive a few cars and the 350z seemed to be the most exciting. I'm just so obsessed over the exhaust note. It's very burbly sounding. I can tell if there's a FX35, G35, G37, or 350z passing by without looking XD
I know exactly what you mean when you say that. For some reason I think they all sound exactly the same, which is cool. They sound...unique.
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yeah I agree too... the stock exhaust is very nice sounding on the 350z and Infinities.... was probably one of the only thing I liked about my dads.

I frickin HATED that top cargo spot on the dash though, where the Navi would go. If u didn't get the GPS option, it totally ruined the interior of the car




i think that was just the earlier models though... pretty sure the newer ones look a bit better.
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yeah I agree too... the stock exhaust is very nice sounding on the 350z and Infinities.... was probably one of the only thing I liked about my dads.

I frickin HATED that top cargo spot on the dash though, where the Navi would go. If u didn't get the GPS option, it totally ruined the interior of the car




i think that was just the earlier models though... pretty sure the newer ones look a bit better.
I can see why you'd get a bad impression of the Z from that. The facelifted ones are much better, especially interior-wise.
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Yeah when I was playing around inside the car, I didn't really get why they just let it go as a big open space - which wouldn't open the first time you press the button...
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