Car Shots... C&C please

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  1. benp2k6

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    First time shooting my car since I got my DSLR... Here are pics & exif

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    The suns on the wrong side. You're losing detail from lack of light.
     
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    the first pic is prett good. the second and third one are a little dark. one thing you should always remember never shoot the shaded side of a vehilce. your concept is good just watch the shade. if i were taking the same pic i would have moved in a little closer, this is all my personal opinion
     
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    You've lost detail in the shadows. A simple curves adjustment might bring them back, but I wouldn't count on it if they're totally black and beyond recovery - although it is easier to bring back shadows than it is highlights.

    I'd have shot this a bit earlier, maybe 20-30 minutes earlier, and bracketed. I might also have used a big foamcore board on the car's left side (our right) to bring out some more detail in the car's front fascia and define its lines better.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback! I wanted to get a nice background in, but wasn't even thinking about the shade from the building, doh!

    Zansho - Is the big foamcore board your talking about to reflect some light?
     
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    Yes. You can even fire flashes at the foam core to really brighten things up.
     
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    It's not dark because of the shade from the building. It's dark because the sun is behind the car so technically the car is "shading" itself.
     
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    I like the first one the most :D
     
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    Yup, looks a little soft to me, seems that F5.6 is its widest at 40mm? i'd try F8 - F11 it should result in a little more sharpness and more DOF to allow you to get closer to the car as well retaining focus on the subject and the building.
     
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    I know I need to get off the roofs of parking garages, but here a couple more (with the sun's position in mind :) )

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