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      04-30-2009, 01:07 AM   #1
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I posted some photos of my car on 1 Addict, but wanted to share some of the HDR versions over here. As you can see, one of my biggest problems when shooting cars is not getting the aperture right. I want to get the car fully in focus without the background. What do you guys usually do? Preview the images at 100% and then adjust? I guess I'm just lazy.







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These are beautiful!! How do you do your HDRs? Mine always come out with the "overdone" look.

And I always find anything above f/4 to be just perfect for cars.
Example: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsitthi/3400762838/

Most of the time when I'm shooting events, I don't worry about aperture all that much. It's usually just luck through trial and error.
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These are beautiful!! How do you do your HDRs? Mine always come out with the "overdone" look.

And I always find anything above f/4 to be just perfect for cars.
Example: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsitthi/3400762838/

Most of the time when I'm shooting events, I don't worry about aperture all that much. It's usually just luck through trial and error.
Thanks! Do you use photomatix? I did use a smaller exposure bracket than most. I used about a +-1 stop bracket. I also desaturate a bit.
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Yes I use Photomatix, but single-file conversions instead of the traditional HDR, primarily because I don't do proper photoshoots, but instead, events and car meets.

Desaturating seems like a good idea for HDRs since that's what many people complain about in an overdone HDR photo. Thanks for the tip!
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Awesome pics!
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Great HDR pics.

What lenses did you use, looks like a fisheye lens?
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very nice shots, I like these HDR's, I dislike most. Need to fool w/ photomatix more often.
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radiant,

would you mind taking some shots of your car at a similar angle and focal length (about 35mm) of the photo in my sig? i want to shop your black wheels on my car. i think the GTS-R's in grey would look good if they're as much darker than space grey as i think they are. but i also want to see what the blacks look like.
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damn nice pictures!
and those wheels look nice! did you get the time attack red custom? that looks SO NICE on the black breytons!
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Nice photos, man~

do you shoot in raw at a low iso?

I find my HDR come out too noisy when I shoot at anything above 400 iso (using a 40d).
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Nice photos, man~

do you shoot in raw at a low iso?

I find my HDR come out too noisy when I shoot at anything above 400 iso (using a 40d).
Yea I usually shoot HDRs at 100 iso on a tripod. The only time it becomes a problem is when there's a lot of background movement.
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