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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 08-08-2007, 10:16 AM   #121
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Another Tip: Avoid being in your own picture ^_^. Its bad seeing yourself in your cars reflection

Here is one of my shots (no photoshop)



What i did for this shot:
In this shot, i used an old digicam. i set the shutter speed as long as i could (1/2 sec) and took this at sunrise
Rotated the BMW logo in the centre of the rim
Rolled the car to make the 'Nero' on the tyres meet the edge of the guard
Place the camera angle so the sunrise horizon went across to the half of the BMW badge to give it a shine

WHat i should have done:
photoshop the parking lines

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Old 09-19-2007, 09:51 PM   #122
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What a great thread.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:10 AM   #123
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oh my friends... i see, i still have a long way to go.... a nice car i allready have, but what i also have is NO IDEA of how to make a good picture..

OMG...
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Old 10-20-2007, 10:45 AM   #124
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:12 AM   #125
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what about this shot?

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Old 10-20-2007, 11:31 AM   #126
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Too much blue I think, decrease the blue saturation in Photoshop.
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:08 AM   #127
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Tks for the tips, anyone can share some tips on capturing moving vehicle shots? like the ones attached to this post? They look great, wondering how the photographer took the shots.
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:00 AM   #128
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Tks for the tips, anyone can share some tips on capturing moving vehicle shots? like the ones attached to this post? They look great, wondering how the photographer took the shots.
Most rolling shots you see like that are taken using a rig ( Goofy looking contraption below ). Most photographers build their own and like to keep them a secret. After photoshop, you can't even tell they were there.


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Old 11-14-2007, 09:49 AM   #129
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I see, thanks for the pic! Now I have a better idea of how to build one

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Most rolling shots you see like that are taken using a rig ( Goofy looking contraption below ). Most photographers build their own and like to keep them a secret. After photoshop, you can't even tell they were there.


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Old 11-14-2007, 10:17 AM   #130
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Too much blue I think, decrease the blue saturation in Photoshop.
Yeah, the blue... it's to hard..

what about this one??

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Old 12-26-2007, 05:17 AM   #131
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Yeah, the blue... it's to hard..

what about this one??

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Old 12-27-2007, 10:02 PM   #132
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how do you get the car clear and the wheels and to be blurred in those pictures? Do you edit it in photoshop?
He took that from a vehicle traveling at the same speed. Shot at something around 1/60 of a second. If you keep the camera still, the car will be focused but the wheels will blur. The difficult part is following the car perfectly because of bumps in the road, turns, etc. Plus you gotta pay attention to the direction of the sun or your shots may be too dark or too washed out.
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:35 PM   #133
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:42 AM   #134
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:44 PM   #135
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How you guys make soooo sick Garage shoots!?
How i had to adjust my EOS 400d?
Do you work with a Tri-pod?
For Example a Picture like i mean!



I like the lightin and how sharp it is!!!
I Tried some pictures somedays before and it doesnt work so good
Maybe somebody will Introduce me a little bit
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:10 PM   #136
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How you guys make soooo sick Garage shoots!?
How i had to adjust my EOS 400d?
Do you work with a Tri-pod?
For Example a Picture like i mean!



I like the lightin and how sharp it is!!!
I Tried some pictures somedays before and it doesnt work so good
Maybe somebody will Introduce me a little bit
THANKS!

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For a picture like that, first you're going to use a long shutter speed (maybe around 1 second) and a tripod. You should also adjust your white balance settings, unless the lights are actually that white. The placement of the cars in the light is important because depending where the cars are placed, you could get some harsh lights or shadows.

Also, the sharpness has to do with the camera used and also the lens. A DSLR camera and a good lens will give you a nice sharp image. Some basic point & shoot cameras take a pretty good picture but will never be as sharp as a DSLR.
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:26 AM   #137
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Yeah, the blue... it's to hard..

what about this one??


How do you get so good colours out of the pic.. You use photoshop? What filters or how do you do it.. Just got Canon 20D and want to learn this
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:50 PM   #138
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How do you get so good colours out of the pic.. You use photoshop? What filters or how do you do it.. Just got Canon 20D and want to learn this

He's using HDR technique. Basically, he took few pictures of the same location with different exposure values (some pictures are darker, some are lighter), and the he combined them together in some image processing software which supports HDR (Photomatix for example). The main goal is to get a wider dynamic range, so that you can see details in dark and light areas of the picture. Without HDR, this is practically impossible.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:13 PM   #139
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Awesome Thread and good advice from good photographers. It's always great to see good cats helping others.
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:50 PM   #140
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