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      04-25-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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Smile Cars And Photgraphy Thread

I dont know if we already have this thread...but i hate to see such beautiful cars taken with crappy photos it just breaks my heart...so to those people who take excellent photos of your cars please share us how you do it...

1.Kind of Camera

2.Kind of Lens

3.Camera Settings/mode settings

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Im not a pro shooter but ill start...

1. Nikon D7000

2. Nikkor 18-200mm

3. Auto mode
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Camera: iPhone 4
Lens: standard
Tips: if you tap on the screen, you can focus on one area.
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You ask for quality photos then post those?

Date Time Original: 2011-04-20T07:46:06.34-04:00
Exposure Time: 1/100
F Number: f / 28/10
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length: 100/1mm
White Balance: Auto white balance
Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
LensInfo: 100/1 100/1 0/0 0/0
Lens: EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM



Tips: Learn how to use your camera and take a few steps back
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      04-25-2012, 07:11 PM   #4
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here's my contribution


Camera: iPhone 4
Lens: standard
Tips: if you tap on the screen, you can focus on one area.
WINNN!!!
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      04-25-2012, 07:17 PM   #5
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prob gonna be the new best thread
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Camera- Canon Rebel XT
Lens- A long one
Tips- Point and Shoot
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Quote:
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here's my contribution

Attachment 681651

Camera: iPhone 4
Lens: standard
Tips: if you tap on the screen, you can focus on one area.
Hahahahahaha
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You ask for quality photos then post those?

Date Time Original: 2011-04-20T07:46:06.34-04:00
Exposure Time: 1/100
F Number: f / 28/10
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length: 100/1mm
White Balance: Auto white balance
Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
LensInfo: 100/1 100/1 0/0 0/0
Lens: EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM



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Camera- Canon Rebel XT
Lens- A long one
Tips- Point and Shoot


Now this is what im talking about!!
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here's my contribution

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Camera: iPhone 4
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Tips: if you tap on the screen, you can focus on one area.
Lmaoooo
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      04-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #10
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Nikon D7000 on AutoMode? WTF?
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Who uses auto on a DSLR to take car pictures? Why not just stick to a point and shoot?
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BMW on foggy day by cfigs, on Flickr

Canon 60D
17-55, 42mm @ f/3.5
Manual Mode....always shoot in manual.

Only picture I have access to right now of my car.
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Here is my best so far of the 335is. Nikon D300S, 18-200 VR lens, Aperture priority f16 (for big depth of field), 3 shot exposure bracket, and HDR processing.
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BMW on foggy day by cfigs, on Flickr

Canon 60D
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Manual Mode....always shoot in manual.

Only picture I have access to right now of my car.
Very nice!!! Do yu have a specific day to shoot photos??
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Anybody can post some panning shot or rolling shot and tell us how its been done...
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Anybody can post some panning shot or rolling shot and tell us how its been done...
General rule of thumb:
Shutter speed = 1/vehicle speed
i.e. 30mph = 1/30th
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Very nice!!! Do yu have a specific day to shoot photos??
What do you mean by specific day? I decided to go to the state park on this day and it happened to be extremely foggy. Less than 100ft visibility. In general just follow the usual suggestion of shooting in the evening and try to avoid when the sun is high in the sky.
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I uploaded these pictures before but I am just enjoying this car so much that I need to share again.And few tips as well.
sigma 10-20mm
studio strobes as many as you can get(it's never too many)
Off camera flash
reflector
Dark spot away from street lights with working plug for your lights
or portable battery for them( I always shoot in the dark ..that way I am in total control of the light)
Camera set between f14-18 at iso 100
tripod (if you don't have enough lights you might need to stack couple of images )
feel free to ask for some more
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Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm lens. Shot in landscape mode. If you want to know more info on the pic click on the picture and flickr lets you know all the details.
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