Supercharged Mustang shoot.

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  1. Chad Truss

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    Here is a shoot I did in the old part of Anoka, MN. I really struggled with staging the car in this shoot. This was also one of my first shoots where I really started to play with curves and other more advanced tools in Lightroom and Photoshop. Because of this, I think the color in some of these are a bit off.... you be the judge.

    Please take a look through these and tell me what you think.

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  2. Chad Truss

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    And then here I wanted to show another "evolution" of a photo based on advice from other photographers.

    Here was my first photo with some processing.
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    then I got some advice to play with the curves, make the background less intrusive, and a few other things. And I came up with this....
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    I got some further advice about some things I did wrong, and some things I did right but could still improve on. I ended up with this....
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    Notice how the background evolved. Also take a look at how the cars colors and contrast evolved. I think the cars color ended up a little odd looking in the final version, but for the most part I am happiest with the last one.

    What do you think?
     
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    I really like the third one and AWESOME STANG and pics of course
     
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    I just realized they are all about the same angle.... lol I should have posted some other pics.
     
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    Very nice. #3 was an excellent idea. I'll have to try that some time.
    I really like the last with the colors enhanced like that and the background darkened.
     
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    If you look close on that side view photo, not only did I darken the background, but I blured it, and desaturated it a bit so the car stood out more.

    On the transparent hood one. It's a process I am still trying to hone. As you can imagine I take a photo of the car with the hood close and one with it open without moving the camera.

    Then before I process the photo at all, I cut the engine out of the hood open photo and drop it onto the closed hood photo as a new layer. Then I copy the closed hoos and drop that over the motor as a third layer on the close hood photo.

    Then I just delete away the closed hood layer as desired to show off the motor.

    Here is another one I did. Again, I am still honing my skills so it's not great, but I did it.

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    Why not just open the open hood shot as your initial photo...then open a new layer with the closed hood shot...then erase the portion of the closed hood. That would save you a step and a layer. Cool shots by the way.
     
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    Thank you for that. I have taught myself photoshop and I know I am probably doing some things the hard way. I'll try that next time.
     
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    1 & 2 I would probably rotate 1 degree clockwise, and have a slightly more blurred background. But I think they are good shots :)

    Really cool trick in 3 to show the engine under the hood [​IMG]

    And I like final version of the last shot, where it becomes more "artistic"
     
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    nice photos
    i like the third in the first set and the second in the second set!
    but they all look nice!
     

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