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Old 11-14-2006, 07:16 PM   #81
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:17 PM   #82
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do some of you guys take your pictures using a tripod?.
somtimes i dont, but most of the time i do. I really need a new one. CF tripod.

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Old 11-14-2006, 08:16 PM   #83
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I use a tripod about 75% of the time. Either as monopod (I have shaky hands) or I open it up for full support.
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:04 PM   #84
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Mario you and me need to sort two things out in 07.
Strobes and rigs
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:02 AM   #85
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Mario you and me need to sort two things out in 07.
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Old 11-15-2006, 03:10 PM   #86
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only thing that sucks is that you can't use little flash heads for black cars. you need a different tech. to shoot black cars. thats why i hate shooting black cars cause I need a damn van to fit all the stuff i have just to shoot black cars. so ghey..

worst case.. shoot the car during dust and use the flash to bring out some detail on the shadowed side.
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Old 11-15-2006, 07:30 PM   #87
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only thing that sucks is that you can't use little flash heads for black cars. you need a different tech. to shoot black cars. thats why i hate shooting black cars cause I need a damn van to fit all the stuff i have just to shoot black cars. so ghey..

worst case.. shoot the car during dust and use the flash to bring out some detail on the shadowed side.
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Thanks a lot ///ACS-3, I've alwas loved your pics, so it's great to read some advices from you.

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PS : you just forgot that a if a great skill is essential, a great stuff too!
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Old 12-14-2006, 09:37 PM   #90
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GREAT thread guys...love all the info...
I have a quick question regarding rig shots...are u guys literally PUSHING your cars? How do keep the image from having no blurring?
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Old 12-14-2006, 09:39 PM   #91
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GREAT thread guys...love all the info...
I have a quick question regarding rig shots...are u guys literally PUSHING your cars? How do keep the image from having no blurring?
In rig shots the car isn't even on it is pushed into motion and then someone sits behind the steering wheel just for looks. Car is sharp because the camera and car follow eachother while the background doesn't, duh.

Car is off to limit vibrations.
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oh ok...LOL ahah yea that was obvious but what i meant was what is used to make sure teh tripod doesnt move a bit and stays STEADY
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ok i took this tutorial from accesphoto.com the guy named Vendetta0814 wrote this, very helpful tutorial when shooting at night

[quote name='TommyTuong' date='Jun 15 2005, 11:17 AM' post='4606']
OK its 2:11 Am September 29 2005 and i am Re-Writing this because alot of people have asked me to fix photos so i figured i'd spend the time to explain more.Well as you know many times you guys take photos at night or under a lamp and your photos come out with a yellowish tint, like 35mm film the camera can not see White.On a film body you would use a grey card cus the camera does not know the grey settings, ( but i'll leave that for another time)ok well i know alot of times you shoot at night especialy with this forum and all the car photography that goes on you guys HATE The yellow tint that parking structors and streetlamps give off. for example i took this photo under the lamp in my room and even tho in my eyes it looks white when i take the photo with my camera it comes out with a yellow tint like so.
Step 1, Take a Photo:

Notice the yellow, its ok but i am anal and it really bugs me.ok now find a pure white piece of paper.. i was too lazy so i picked up a napkin i had laying around from eating with a friend earlier in my room.
Step 2, Take a photo of the white card:

( Forgive me guys but i took this photo last so the white balance was already set!! )Ok i usally do it on manual and dont care if its in focus cus that **** is hard to focus up close, try to get nothing but the whitecard in your photo like such
Step 3, Setting the white balance:Every camera does it different mine i set it to Custom White Balance and then click "Choose Photo" then i chose my White Card :

( once agian notice the yellow tint)this now tricks my camera and tells it that the yellowish tint is WHITEso when i snap my photo after changing the white balance i get this.

Notice the difference in white?i use this with alot of my night shots HOWEVER it is not ALWAYS perfect, sometimes my white light turns blue (some may or may not like the effect)
Here is a side-by-side

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this photo was taken by me, the tutorial helped me ALOT



and PLEASE can someone tell me how to make this kind of shot?



where to put the "car rig" ?

P.S. I know that my english is terrible, sorry
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ok i took this tutorial from accesphoto.com the guy named Vendetta0814 wrote this, very helpful tutorial when shooting at night

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OK its 2:11 Am September 29 2005 and i am Re-Writing this because alot of people have asked me to fix photos so i figured i'd spend the time to explain more.Well as you know many times you guys take photos at night or under a lamp and your photos come out with a yellowish tint, like 35mm film the camera can not see White.On a film body you would use a grey card cus the camera does not know the grey settings, ( but i'll leave that for another time)ok well i know alot of times you shoot at night especialy with this forum and all the car photography that goes on you guys HATE The yellow tint that parking structors and streetlamps give off. for example i took this photo under the lamp in my room and even tho in my eyes it looks white when i take the photo with my camera it comes out with a yellow tint like so.
Step 1, Take a Photo:

Notice the yellow, its ok but i am anal and it really bugs me.ok now find a pure white piece of paper.. i was too lazy so i picked up a napkin i had laying around from eating with a friend earlier in my room.
Step 2, Take a photo of the white card:

( Forgive me guys but i took this photo last so the white balance was already set!! )Ok i usally do it on manual and dont care if its in focus cus that **** is hard to focus up close, try to get nothing but the whitecard in your photo like such
Step 3, Setting the white balance:Every camera does it different mine i set it to Custom White Balance and then click "Choose Photo" then i chose my White Card :

( once agian notice the yellow tint)this now tricks my camera and tells it that the yellowish tint is WHITEso when i snap my photo after changing the white balance i get this.

Notice the difference in white?i use this with alot of my night shots HOWEVER it is not ALWAYS perfect, sometimes my white light turns blue (some may or may not like the effect)
Here is a side-by-side
this photo was taken by me, the tutorial helped me ALOT



and PLEASE can someone tell me how to make this kind of shot?



where to put the "car rig" ?

P.S. I know that my english is terrible, sorry
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Motion Shots

Hey guys,
so after reading the previous couple posts I decided to take a crack at motion shots...I think this came out "ok", but I want to take a picture of my whole car with the wheels moving, how do I take that shot? Do I have to be moving next to the car while the car is moving with a slow shutter speed? or am I stationary and I follow the car with the camera on a tripod? some help would be great, thanxx!
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You can do either or..

Here are two examples of mine..

Firstly, standing still, following my car..
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More from the front,


Now in another car..



Moving in another car is a lot easier, unless you are far from the car. But still, as seen above, still accomplishable.
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awesome! thanks alot man! time for me to go out n take some pics!

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Moving in another car is a lot easier, unless you are far from the car. But still, as seen above, still accomplishable.
True, that's the easiest to shoot a car in motion.
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