Motorcycle Shoot - CBR 900

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  1. Stranger

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    My brother was home for the week for thanksgiving and I have been dying to get into automotive photography. This was my first motorcycle. I Have another bike shoot scheduled for when the season comes back around but we had decent enough weather yesterday for me to get my brother to come out for a bit.

    I was saving the "gritty" shoot for the other guy but i guess ill give him something different.

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    Have a look at the full gallery here for full size and all 24 photos - http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamar787/sets/72157610422023085/
     
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    Love the light in these.

    Love & Bass
     
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    Agree, great light, but too much DoF for my taste.
     
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    Thanks for the comments,

    The DoF was being goofy. I was shooting at f/4 but i find my tamron kinda soft and iffy focus wise when i go much larger than that. This was my first bike shoot though and I am definitely looking forward to the others i have scheduled.

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    diggin the light. night bike too!
     
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    Nice Shots!
     
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    Nice pictures.. Nicely captured.. Unfortunately, it's not the 900 that I'm used to.. The 900RR of my past was aggressive looking, but this bike looks like my grandpa could saunter out and take a spin on it... Again, it's nothing to do with your pics, which are great, but just as Subaru has Old Manned the Sti, this 900 drops the ball on aggressive looks.. '


    I guess I'll cast my votes for pics 1, 2 and 4.... Without that exhaust, that would be just another bike...
     
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    Thanks!

    The lighting was my biggest worry because I've never tried it before... Good to know its been getting positive feedback!

    hahaha, it's my bro's first bike so he didn't want to go all out. I totally agree though and made the same comment. He just said give him a year or so to get used to riding and gain confidence and then wait for his upgrade. :lol:
     
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    old school bike.
    nice shots
     
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    Very nice shots & nice lighting. I personally don't like the vignette though...
     
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    Nice! :wink:
    Awesome Bike too:heart:
     
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    I don't like the lighting. Sorry. If you were going for gritty, it's kind of there, but it seems really uneven. For example, the first shot, the shocks and disc in the front well are a a bit too hot, and the rear wheel is a little too dark. Looks like you used bare strobes (which isn't "wrong"), and a uni-directional set-up, with most of the light coming from camera right.
    Take that critique with a grain of salt though, I have no automotive experience to back me up. I think you've got some skills and potential here that just need a little tweaking. If I were to shoot it, I'd use softboxes with grids for the kind of directional light, but being being softer, it would look a lot more even. Probably backlighting it would reeeally help kick it out from the background too, so your amount of DOF would work better. But again, grain of salt.
     

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