Playing around with the lighting

Old 07-05-2006, 03:00 AM
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I was playing around with the lighting to get different shots...using a Nikon D50
Sorry for the blurry pictures, I resized them quick using paint:





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cool experiment. what kind of lighting? light globe?

I'm no pro, but.. my opinion...

The first picture is the best (well it would be if it was in focus!) it's a good composition and the reflection of the subject drag's your eye from the centre of the photo..

Dont be afraid to snap off a truck load of shots, making subtle camera changes on each shot.. you can go back and bin the ones that are crap, and keep the good ones

for the second batch, the third pic is the best. The depth of focus is great, and the subject looks quite realistic. (i love those tyres). Photo's taken on strange angles are annoying to look at. It makes this picture great, because it's level and well framed.

I especially like the reflection off the 'windscreen', and the detail on the bodyshell (scratches, etc) it's just well setup

cool stuff!
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Thanks a lot, your advice will help me on my next set. I usually take about a hundred pics per set, so there's definitely a lot of trashing pictures. I need to get a different program to resize the pictures, Paint always lowers the quality by a good bit, that's why the first group looks so blurry.
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Just get GIMP www.gimp.org its similar to photoshop but free.
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nice. pic 4 is good. it's like 'im coming around the corner'..

the detail of the metal 'kerb' is great too, with the bit of rust, etc. it makes you look at the whole image.. rather than just concentrating on the actual car
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Thanks, I actually tried that on number 4. I never thought of the metal part being a curb though, I guess it works.

I just downloaded gimp, I'll have to use it on the next ones.
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Nice pics! You can definetly tell your getting better as you go (at least in my opinion)

May I ask what body that is?
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Thanks, it's a Tamiya BMW E30 M3.
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Put on some smaller wheels:





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