Detailing Photography

Discussion in 'Photojournalism & Sports Gallery' started by DanPonjican, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. DanPonjican

    DanPonjican TPF Noob!

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    I'd love some C&C on these shots and any others on my Auto Detailing Blog. We are really trying to capture the surface finish (defects prior to correcting them as well).

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    Images are OK, however; there needs to be more detail in the image to show the damage to the paint. Then it needs to be highlighted. An easy way to fix both those issues is to 1. shoot closer to the surface of the paint to capture orange peal, chips, scratches and streaks. 2. In PS add a bit more contrast to high lite the defects
    3. Shoot off center to the flood lites to take out the glare. 4. Use a grease pencil to draw around the areas on the paint to bring the viewers eye to the problem area.;)

    Always remember to remove all the cluter from around the car to avoid a bad reflection in the image:wink:
     
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    Good points. I'd also suggest better lights if you can. Try flashes for their whiter light.

    One last mentioning, you didn't really "compare" the before and after. Make it your goal to show the same picture, begining and end result like picture 2 and 3. This way the viewer has something to compare to and shown a difference. Final pictures outside with light overcast, and tree's overhanging is a great way to finish it off too (much like you had done)


    You won't happen to tell me what product you use? =) I'd like to give my motorcycle a good once over! PM me if you like. I'm thinking of Zaino (sp?)
     
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    Thanks for all the input. I used SYSTEM ONE X3 polish and pad combo from the Pro Kit and then Natty's Blue Paste Wax. Both absolutely amazing products.
     
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    whos M3 is that? that car is pure sex. Is it boosted? More pics of the car!!!
     
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    It's a client of mine. I detailed it for him in prep for the Hot Import Nights Car Show he entered it in to. He ended up taking 1st in one category and runner up in two other categories.
     
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    I saw an oil cooler... is that thing turbo charged?
     
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