First car shoot (10 pics inside)

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  1. Sideburns

    Sideburns TPF Noob!

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    A buddy of mine asked me to shoot his car...so we went to the back parking lot on our break from class and this is what we came up with.

    It's a 1984 Camaro Berlinetta Star Wars Edition.

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    What do you guys think? All comments are welcome.

    I probably included too many of the burnout, but that's ok I guess.
    He was astounded by them, and he loves them all. He flipped when I showed him #10...he loves it.
    Might have another one lined up next week...guy is gonna get back to me.
     
  2. Sideburns

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    Nobody likes Camaros or what? Come on guys..I want to know what you think of these.
     
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    can it corner? ;)
     
  4. Sideburns

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    It's a berlinetta, so it's actually half-way decent. It's lighter, and it's actually smaller than most 3rd gens.
    But the topic is supposed to be my pics. I'm just trying to get feedback cause I've never shot a car before.

    Thanks for commenting.
     
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    Your angles are ok IMO, personally I would have straightened up the licence plate for #1 and #4. Also I would have had him scrub those rims down, the brake dust on the front looks like sht to put it bluntly. That car is abused and your ability with a camera inadvertantly makes this abundantly clear, you are making good shots that are degraded by the condition of the car. I personally highly disapprove of #10 the driver should never be paying more attention to a photographer than what is right in front of them, this also plays into the poor ownership of the vehicle.

    These pictures tell me that if you find a car that is coddled and babied you would have some very nice images.
     
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    Nice shots Sideburns, I like them. The focus and clarity is right on in all of these.

    If I had to give you a suggestion, maybe you should try a vignetting on a few of these shots, that usually seems to work out well on car shots.

    I dunno. But overall these are pretty good shots, nothing "amazing" IMO, but that's just because my opinion like photoshop-heavy photos lol.

    Since you allow people to photoshop your photos, I'd like to give an unneeded edit lol:

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    All I did was add a vignetting and used the sponge tool under "saturate" to give this shot a KABLAM! look. Lol I dunno.

    Sorry If I bored you/ annoyed you with this long post. I am just hyper-active because I'm really tired. (if that makes sense)

    Your more knowlegable about photography that me anyways Sideburns, so take my advice with a grain of salt. (whatever that means..)
     
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    the tires look a little too dark imo, i bet you were metering for the white car right?
     
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    The shots are good, but I prefer automotive photography featuring visually appealing cars. Thats car is.....not so much. Sick burnout though
     
  9. Sideburns

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    I know what you mean...but but for #10 there was NOTHING in front of him. He had about 500 meters to play with...and he was going maybe 20KPH at this point...but in most cases I would agree with you.

    He also mentioned "hey maybe I shoulda washed it"...but it's the middle of winter and this was last minute...so I don't blame him for not thinking of it. Though I do agree that my car would have been a bit cleaner (I hate brake dust on my car).

    Well, it seemed to blow out very easily, so I tried to retain as much detail as possible. It would have helped a bit more if I had a polarizer filter...then I could cut some highlights off the paint...


    I know there was some things wrong with them both technically, and that the car was dirty/crooked license plate...
    But he liked them so I'm happy with them. I suppose that's the most important part is that the "customer" was happy.
     
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    exactly, its all about the customer.
     
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    loving the sick burnouts.

    Yes im sure it can burnout all the way around the corner !!!!
     
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    lol. Thanks Thor. Always nice to hear feedback from you...love your work.

    Also, I'm sure he could do it...but we were trying to be safe...
     

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