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Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by FattyMcJ, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. FattyMcJ

    FattyMcJ TPF Noob!

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    Well, it's been a while since I've submitted anything for the TPF community to C&C, so here are some of my latest works. Comments (good or bad) welcome!

    1) Rig shot, still learning this technique and learning to trust my camera on the end of a pole. Double © because my friend (also a photographer) and I both built the rig used and collaborated on the shot.
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    2) An HDR using 4 exposures: 3 for the car/rocks 1 for the sky.
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    3) Not an HDR, but 2 exposures fused in CS4.
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    Thanks for looking guys & gals! :thumbup:
     
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    FattyMcJ TPF Noob!

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    Bump to the top, and I'll add these two for your consideration:

    I was trying a new style of shot I've seen others do, quite successfully, but I'm not sure how I feel about the composition in these. I had to use a higher POV to accentuate the motor and transparent hood, which severely limited the framing at this location. Thoughts?

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    #1 and 2 are pretty sweet
     
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    I love the rig shot! Good job on that one.

    Both the HDR and fused picture are ok. They look like average automotive HDR pictures. They might look better if your fantastic rig shot wasn't directly above them :lol:
     
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    FattyMcJ TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for looking and commenting guys! Indeed, I'm quite proud of that rig shot. And with the kit lens no less :)
     
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    djacobox372 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    HDR is over done, but I like everything else.
     
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    Im not much into car shots but i actually like these. The first 1 is cool but i think its cropped too tight, its got good motion but it looks stuck in a box. maybe its just me. and i really like the rock background in 3. think their all pretty cool except their Hondas.
     
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    The first picture is outstanding quality and capturing. I'm in doubt how can we take the photo like that?
     
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    FattyMcJ TPF Noob!

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    HDR isn't for everyone, but thank you for the kind comment! :mrgreen:

    Wow, a non-fan! Thank you! :thumbup:

    It's completely legit, done by using a "rig" of sorts to mount the camera to the car.

    To do it right, can be quite expensive, but the results are amazing (if you're a fan of cars lol)!
     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think the HDR shot would have been stronger with the car angled the way it was, but on the left side of the frame. Otherwise, nice work with everything else. How much did the car rig cost to make when it was all said and done?
     
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    I like the first shot a lot! Good job.

    HDR is very subjective. You did pretty good with these. The only reall issue I see is a little haloing around the rocks where they meet the sky. Which program are you using for the HDR? Most with have an adjustment to get rid of that.
     
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    That is a nice location for a shoot.

    For the rig shot, I would recommend experimenting with diffrent angles and lenses to achieve different results.
     

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