Car Shoot on a Whim CC

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  1. TylerF

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    so today at work an auto-tech came in and asked if i could shoot his car that he just spent 2 days detailing. luckily i had my camera in the car so i gave it a shot. i have never shot a car before, but it was fun. the paint was literally a mirror haha. very difficult to shoot. i used a CP filter but still had a ton of reflections. c&c welcome

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    I think they're all great but the last one's my favourite, followed by the first one. The last one looks almost menacing. Man you can see the quality workmanship buddy did with his detailing. Nice.
     
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    menacing... with a toy duck on the front hahaha.

    thank you though. he did do a really good job on it lol. he's gonna teach me how to do it when i get my new car.
     
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    I think this is one of the best car shots I have seen.Great job.
     
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    I like the last one the best also but the duck really has to go lol first do with the car. Did you try lower side angle shots and get a rim in there?
     
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    p. photography- how many have you seen? :p

    i tried to get lower but had my work clothes on haha. the duck was his request. it's his "gentlman duck" i guess haha. he wants to use that shot for his credit card haha

    we are deff. gonna do another shoot when we both have the day off. and my manager wants me to shoot his car too.
     
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    Lol here in NC about 10 car shoots total.Love the first one and the colors.
     
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    haha thanks man. I think the car is from NC lol
     
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    These are pretty good. I love the car..

    I might have tried to get a little more space between the edge of the car and the edge of the frame... but some people prefer to have the frame filled.

    #1 and #4 really stand out for me. The angles you took on the car, combined with the diagonal lines in the background :thumbup: good stuff. #4's a little dark in the shadowy areas but it doesn't really bother me - especially with the clean reflection of the clouds in the paint. #1... I'd try and get rid of the drainage grate if possible.. other than that it's perfect imo.
     
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    haha wow thanks. i am surprised with the feedback im getting. i couldnt really move the car cuz he wouldnt let me and was working on an install haha. i did notice the drain and wanted it gone but o well. i did manage to get him to move the car to another spot. he gave me a little ride in it and i literally felt like i was in a plane haha. i did shoot with a bit more space around the car, but i didnt notice i had 2 filters screwed on lol and you could see the edges of it so i had to crop.

    thanks again!
     
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    What filters? Just curious... Also, if you wouldn't mind, could you post one pre-crop? If it's just a sharp vignette that's not so bad..
     
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    #3 would have been better withe the wheel turned the other way so you can see the rim (IMO)

    Pretty much all of them would have benefited from some fill light as the car is very dark and detail is being lost or very hard to see in the shadow areas.

    Pretty good work overall though.
     

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