E90Post
 


MINHS Auto Care Center
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Photography/Videography > help with photo editing



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-26-2013, 08:14 AM   #1
HarrisonK
Private
 
HarrisonK's Avatar
 
Drives: g35
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Washington, DC

Posts: 75
iTrader: (0)

help with photo editing

Can anyone give me some suggestions on how to reduce the reflections on this photo? Any other suggestions would be great also. I dont know if the problem is the actual camera work (which I will admit is not the best) or if the problem is the post editing. Something doesn't look right to me and I cant figure out what is wrong.

HarrisonK is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-26-2013, 08:43 AM   #2
turo
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 E92 335i, 2009 E92 328i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North VA

Posts: 214
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW 335i  [4.20]
Filters may help reduce the reflections (but obviously must be done while taking the picture, not after).

http://www.photocornucopia.com/1029.html
http://www.imagemaven.com/filters-fo...l-photography/
turo is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-26-2013, 10:49 AM   #3
dcstep
Brigadier General
 
Drives: '09 Cpe Silverstone FR 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado

Posts: 4,785
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 M3  [4.00]
Nice finish on the car.

I'd really recommend retaking the pix in open shade with a nice background other than a random apartment parking lot. If you're trying to sell the car, then this'll do, but if you're trying to show what a beautiful car you have, then put some effort into it and move the car to a better venue to show it off. Try to get the shot right out of the camera so that post processing will be less of an overhaul.

If you insist on trying to save this image, then what's your software?

Dave
__________________
dcstep is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-26-2013, 05:01 PM   #4
HarrisonK
Private
 
HarrisonK's Avatar
 
Drives: g35
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Washington, DC

Posts: 75
iTrader: (0)

I use PS CS5.
HarrisonK is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-26-2013, 06:31 PM   #5
Itsed65
Major
 
Itsed65's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 X1 28i
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SF East Bay

Posts: 1,111
iTrader: (0)

I would second Dave's suggestion to re-shoot with a better background and not in direct sunlight. Cars also tend to photograph better from a lower angle than standing height.

Nice car though
Itsed65 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-27-2013, 09:59 PM   #6
spanner1751
Lieutenant
 
spanner1751's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 328i M sport sedan
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Hawaii

Posts: 461
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dcstep View Post
Try to get the shot right out of the camera so that post processing will be less of an overhaul.
This.

You also might want to give HDR a try. Although almost universally hated on this forum when overdone, HDR can put detail into the highlights and shadows.

I used Lightroom 5 (free trial here https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/i...shop_lightroom) to tone down the highlights. Hope you don't mind.


3dftw bmw by Spanner1751, on Flickr
__________________
spanner1751 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2013, 09:54 AM   #7
Mik3ymomo
Private
 
Drives: 94 Mazda RX7 with LS3/T56
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 74
iTrader: (0)

Get a circular polarizer filter for your lens.
Mik3ymomo is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2013, 10:41 AM   #8
ddk632
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X6M
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

Posts: 1,596
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mik3ymomo View Post
Get a circular polarizer filter for your lens.
+1

That is the right tool for this job.
__________________
ddk632 | David Khaykin | (The K is Silent!)
2013 Monte Carlo Blue BMW X6M w/ Mugello Red Interior (E71 LCI)
flickr photos [ Best Of | BMW | Motorcycles & DSLR's ]
ddk632 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2013, 10:55 AM   #9
Billup
Oh You Touch My Tralala
 
Billup's Avatar
 
Drives: Your mum crazy.
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NC / MI

Posts: 650
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ddk632 View Post
+1

That is the right tool for this job.
Given its an SLR.

If you're using a point and shoot, you'll need to litigate the natural light and surroundings or in PS/LR tone down the highlights.
__________________
2012 Black Motorbike
2008 Red Car
Billup is offline   Azerbaijan
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2013, 11:41 AM   #10
ddk632
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X6M
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

Posts: 1,596
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
You can hold it in front of the lens on your point and shoot
__________________
ddk632 | David Khaykin | (The K is Silent!)
2013 Monte Carlo Blue BMW X6M w/ Mugello Red Interior (E71 LCI)
flickr photos [ Best Of | BMW | Motorcycles & DSLR's ]
ddk632 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2013, 11:42 AM   #11
Billup
Oh You Touch My Tralala
 
Billup's Avatar
 
Drives: Your mum crazy.
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NC / MI

Posts: 650
iTrader: (0)

LOL, right after you said that, I imagined someone doing that with a bunch of scotch tape.
__________________
2012 Black Motorbike
2008 Red Car
Billup is offline   Azerbaijan
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2013, 11:44 AM   #12
Mik3ymomo
Private
 
Drives: 94 Mazda RX7 with LS3/T56
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 74
iTrader: (0)

^ it would prob work too!
Mik3ymomo is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2013, 11:45 AM   #13
ddk632
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X6M
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

Posts: 1,596
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Billup View Post
Given its an SLR.

If you're using a point and shoot, you'll need to litigate the natural light and surroundings or in PS/LR tone down the highlights.
Now c'mon man, we're all friendly here. No need to involve the attorneys
__________________
ddk632 | David Khaykin | (The K is Silent!)
2013 Monte Carlo Blue BMW X6M w/ Mugello Red Interior (E71 LCI)
flickr photos [ Best Of | BMW | Motorcycles & DSLR's ]
ddk632 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2013, 11:47 AM   #14
ddk632
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X6M
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

Posts: 1,596
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by ddk632 View Post
You can hold it in front of the lens on your point and shoot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Billup View Post
LOL, right after you said that, I imagined someone doing that with a bunch of scotch tape.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mik3ymomo View Post
^ it would prob work too!
Yes it would -- where there's a will there's a way, right? I'd use duct tape, though. There isn't anything that duct tape couldn't fix!

My racing nickname when I was a club motorcycle racer was "Duct Tape Dave"
__________________
ddk632 | David Khaykin | (The K is Silent!)
2013 Monte Carlo Blue BMW X6M w/ Mugello Red Interior (E71 LCI)
flickr photos [ Best Of | BMW | Motorcycles & DSLR's ]
ddk632 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2013, 11:55 AM   #15
Mik3ymomo
Private
 
Drives: 94 Mazda RX7 with LS3/T56
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 74
iTrader: (0)

DDK632,

Should have guessed you would be here!

And yea cranking down the highlights in post can help too.
But if its a jpg file from a P&S the editing will only go so far.

Also never look for a solution to a problem taking photos by uttering the words
"I will just fix it in PS".

Its a last resort. Best to just try and shoot it right to begin with.
All the answers have merit though. Sometimes you have no choice except to fix after the fact.

Seeing the car is parked in what looks like the spot in front of the house. Just reshoot it with a polarizer. If you don't know how to use one or are not 100% sure then just google it.
You can control the amount of effect.

Also try shooting from a lower angle.
Mik3ymomo is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2013, 11:57 AM   #16
Billup
Oh You Touch My Tralala
 
Billup's Avatar
 
Drives: Your mum crazy.
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NC / MI

Posts: 650
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ddk632 View Post
Yes it would -- where there's a will there's a way, right? I'd use duct tape, though. There isn't anything that duct tape couldn't fix!

My racing nickname when I was a club motorcycle racer was "Duct Tape Dave"
Its amazing what duct tape can do, this guy has the idea;

[img]

I'LL COUNT IT![/img]
__________________
2012 Black Motorbike
2008 Red Car
Billup is offline   Azerbaijan
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2013, 12:08 PM   #17
ddk632
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X6M
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

Posts: 1,596
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Haha Mik3ymomo,

Amazing how the interwebz can be a small world for those who share the same interests. I did a double take on your username and thought, "nah, he's always been here".

Now I see your post count and recall where I knew that name from.

Welcome to the BMW off-topic/photo forums! The section here is really active and a bunch of great guys contribute here on a regular basis.

And,

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mik3ymomo View Post
never look for a solution to a problem taking photos by uttering the words
"I will just fix it in PS".
THIS.

( when possible, of course )
__________________
ddk632 | David Khaykin | (The K is Silent!)
2013 Monte Carlo Blue BMW X6M w/ Mugello Red Interior (E71 LCI)
flickr photos [ Best Of | BMW | Motorcycles & DSLR's ]
ddk632 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2013, 01:45 PM   #18
radix
there's something different about him
 
radix's Avatar
 
Drives: -
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: -

Posts: 896
iTrader: (0)

I have fixed it. You are welcome.


Name:  fixed.jpg
Views: 86
Size:  409.6 KB
radix is offline   Philippines
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2013, 02:05 PM   #19
Billup
Oh You Touch My Tralala
 
Billup's Avatar
 
Drives: Your mum crazy.
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NC / MI

Posts: 650
iTrader: (0)

haha. nice.
__________________
2012 Black Motorbike
2008 Red Car
Billup is offline   Azerbaijan
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:21 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST