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      10-30-2008, 06:50 AM   #67
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Would appreciate a great deal if you can let us know the process on post processing to get this effect? step by step? manusl does noty really help as I find I do not get the right colours. Can anyone help or its a balck art? Many thanks.

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I personally love automotive photography. Here are a few examples of shots I've taken. I shoot with a Nikon D300 and use various lenses depending on the application. I would say most of the images I'm posting as examples I'm using a Sigma 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens. I'm pretty happy with the Sigma products and have no complaints yet. For post processing work, I import my images into Aperture 2.1. Here I'm able to control color, white balance, exposure, etc. I also use Viveza to control light, shadows, contrast etc. Here are a few examples.

Audi R8 at NYC showroom. Photo taken outside from window. They were closed because it was Sunday.



Audi R8 Headlights. Same day.



Ferrari 360 Modena. I definitely know I used my Sigma 24-70 here.





My Car. Again taken with the Sigma 24-70 mm f/2.8. By playing with the contrast, sometimes you can get more detail. Your background and scenery will be a big part of your image as well.









I think with the combination of a good camera and post processing, you can do a lot. I probably wouldn't play with the focus too much to make things over blurry because it sometimes doesn't look natural. Most of the time I'll control my aperture to get the proper effect so I don't need to electronically modify the image. Often times when playing with software to make the image look like the background is blurry, the fine edge between the actual object and the background isn't clearly defined. By using a correct aperture, you're guaranteed that the image will have the correct depth of field look.
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looks like the Audi Forum on Park Ave in Manhattan



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I hate you Americans. lol. You have so much more space to play around with.

Here, Sundays are the only time worth shooting around industrial estates. ^_^





Auto photography, does it exist? Yes but it depends on who you are and how well you can show it.
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anymore of the e46?^
Ask and ye shall receive.





Few more still need editing.
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Hi, I'm new here just thought I'de share some of my automotive photos!
Sick pics, Jeff231
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nice e46 M!

now let me ask you how you took the pic of the Cayenne... did you have to edit out the rig?
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nice e46 M!

now let me ask you how you took the pic of the Cayenne... did you have to edit out the rig?
Thanks. Here was the setup.



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After a quick clone jobby. The ones on the hood were easy due to blown sky. One on the bumper needed a clone and airbrushing the bumper again.
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Few more still need editing.
That's the way a two-tone paintjob should be done.

Thanks for the pics.
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Thanks. Here was the setup.



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After a quick clone jobby. The ones on the hood were easy due to blown sky. One on the bumper needed a clone and airbrushing the bumper again.
I always wondered about that.
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cool saw someone use a similar setup a few weeks ago.
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Here's some of mine (there are a lot more on my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8691781@N07/ )










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that last one has the potential to be SO cool with the lightning but it just doesn't do it for me... really awesome idea but i just suppose catching lightning on camera is a whole lot more complicated than it seems so.... good job
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great shots!

i'm just learning photography, just curious what settings you shot this with?

thanks!
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that last one has the potential to be SO cool with the lightning but it just doesn't do it for me... really awesome idea but i just suppose catching lightning on camera is a whole lot more complicated than it seems so.... good job
thnks. not to bad for a point and shoot camera.
waiting is the tough part, even on time shots> looks...different.
u just gotta be out on a night with many of them.

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great shots!

i'm just learning photography, just curious what settings you shot this with?

thanks!

80 iso / 10 sec exposure, on tripod
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nice photos!

i must say, however, i really despise the angled shots (such as the ferrari pics). i don't find it artistic in any way and it seems to be a local favorite among amateur automotive photographers. the only thing that it causes is turning my head sideways. there is a place for it but not to the extent people are doing it.

the so-called "visual imbalance" or "tension" only works if the angle is slightly off from the horizontal or vertical. then your eye is trying to correct the slight imperfection focusing all attention on the subject of your picture. the moment i have to turn my head, however, to complete or finalize a visual experience, this technique becomes not only ineffective but distracting.
Good tip Bro! I will try that on my next one~!!
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