|03-31-2009 03:53 AM|
Hey all been reading through this thread for some time thaught id share a few links for everyone to help them out
lots of tips here in tutorial section
aswell as rigshots.com.au
|03-02-2009 12:39 PM|
|03-02-2009 12:30 PM|
Igotthephotobucket uploaded my pics but how do I get them on here.
|02-08-2009 07:34 PM|
I want to put a 1952 chevy coupe on a s10 frame,
Dont know what model. I am very new at this,
I want the 4.3 4 speed automa I have some help,
Dont know wheel base,
Just though i mite get help, Thank you jesse lee
|12-05-2007 09:30 PM|
I'd get your KEYBOARD checked for missing letters and alignment
|12-05-2007 06:53 PM|
I usually take loads of pics at shows during the summer & the only real gripe that I have is with the organizers.
There is one show in particular over here in the UK which is held at Billing Aquadrome. It's held in the Spring & is one of the first major shows of the season & most of the cars & rods that have been worked on over the winter months are making their debut appearances.
Unfortunately, since it is that time of year, the sun hangs at a certain angle & from a certain direction. Every year, the organizers set their main 'stage' area (for want of a better term) at one end of a field & all the vehicles park facing this area.
And guess what?
The sun is behind the lot!!
This happens every year & even though the rodders are just happy to be there, the photographer is never given any consideration.
I will occasionally photograph something from it's rear angle, particularly if I'm doing multiple shots 'cos it's a nice motor, but most of the time, with so many vehicles around & film not being as cheap as digital, I tend to go for a single shot of just about everything & a 3/4 view from the front, regardless of the height of the lens from the ground, is usually the best option.
|06-30-2007 10:38 AM|
Ok, all good points and I completely agree having many empty film canisters and hundreds of digital files. Sometimes I prefer to add the background just enough for contrast to set off the color of my subject (manifolds or the car) like our 67 Special with gold paint and a black vinyl top I like a clean grass background, because cement or a sandy beach blend with the car. I am no pro, just like you I am constantly snappin shots. I try the same with my tatto work and wildlife shots that I do with the cars and their perspective parts. Ya'll are great for talking to and getting ideas thanks a bunch!
P.S. I will be posting pictures of the Special and the Stage one as soon as I find the one that sticks out.
|02-23-2007 11:40 PM|
|THX_138||Nice Subaru.... you don't see many of those around anymore!|
|02-15-2007 11:32 PM|
After reading through all the pages on this topic I couldn't help but post. For the first time ever I have my car on the cover of a magazine this month and I'm pretty darn proud of it!
I read this entire post some time ago, maybe a year ago? I don't know if the great wealth of information I gained from everyones advice here helped, but, I do like taking pictures of my cars and want to be good at doing it. I pretty much carry my Canon Elf whenever I drive just in case a good photo-op arises.
My car is pretty unique, almost auto-photogenic enough as it is. It is easy to take pictures of, but, I wanted it to look good in a shot. As in, how it was taken. Practice-practice. I drove to this site 4 times, always early on Sunday morning, looking for the low light. It never happened. I remember waiting for the fog to lift then.... "Boom"- hard light. My cover shot has all the flaws. Shadowing being the worst. I took many-many multiple shots but the editor liked this one the best.
I attached a picture of the cover shot below, if it too small for your viewing pleasure here is the link:
Anyhow, I hope this adds content to this thread. I just thought I'd share.
|01-21-2007 07:59 AM|
Updating profile picture
how do I reduce my picture, I keep getting an error msg that my picture is too large--that it cannot be over 500 x 500 pixels.
|01-21-2007 03:06 AM|
I used to be a professional photographer as well, I took pictures of race cars for a number of years, mostly on dirt tracks, but a few on pavement.
Here are a few lessons I learned: Take way more shots than you think you need, I can't tell you how many times I would shoot 5 to 10 rolls of film and come out with a lot of pretty good shots but only a couple really good shots. Sometimes that awesome shot is as much luck as planning. The bottom line is, it's a lot cheaper to shoot more film than to have to come back another day and do it all over again.
Ask yourself what the final destination of the photo is, if you intend to sell the photo, then forget about what you like in a picture, I can almost guarantee you the person buying the picture will have a different idea of what a great picture is. If the shot is for you then by all means, shoot the way you want.
When you are shooting cars I have found contrast is the key, in most of Jacks photos the majority of the picture is light in hue, when photographing a yellow car try not to put it in front of a sky or skyline that is nearly the same value as the car, if you took the color out of the pictures the car would nearly disappear. Having greater contrast also gives you more leeway on the exposure of the subject. If you are photographing a light car in front of a dark cliff as an example, then lightening or darkening the photo a little to make the car pop will not make the background look wrong in the final picture.
The human eye is extremely good at editing what it sees, the camera will show you exactly what is there. How many times have you pulled over to take a picture of a breathtaking scenery only to find when you viewed the picture that the phone lines in the right side of the picture, the old Styrofoam coffee cup in the lower left and the camper just barely visible on the side of the mountain you were taking the picture of made it not nearly so breathtaking.
Just about everything else I can think of right now has been well covered in the rest of the posts here. One of my favorite shots to take at the racetrack was when the sun was just about to set and the shutter speeds were getting longer I liked to pan with the car through the turn and get the car sharp but have the background be just long streaks of color. Takes some practice holding the camera on a moving car and keeping the car in the same position in the frame the whole time the shutter is open, but the results are awesome.
|08-02-2006 09:34 AM|
thanks,those tips should help alot!!!!!!!!!!!
|06-09-2006 12:30 PM|
They have just about anything you want to know about digital photography.
I would suggest you leave your camera setting on the high resolutions as then you can print those photos. If you have it set at the 640 size, those won't look good printed. You can use any photo editing program to resize your photos for email or posting.
|05-15-2006 10:15 AM|
|05-14-2006 06:46 PM|
are the pics attached?????????????
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