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    Lightbulb Car Photography

    Do you guys have any suggestions on good cameras for general car photography. Another question would be what tool or program I should use to render and configure the settings to really make the image pop like how the professionals do it.
    And if anyone has any tips on doing rolling shots please share.
    Took this picture and want some tips for rendering.
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    if your willing to spend 2k yes sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisisreal34 View Post
    if your willing to spend 2k yes sure
    hmm any cameras with a more decent price?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post


    hmm any cameras with a more decent price?
    What would you consider a decent price and ill try and find one of you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillTheNoise View Post


    What would you consider a decent price and ill try and find one of you ?
    hmm $500 to $1k
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    Quote Originally Posted by thisisreal34 View Post
    if your willing to spend 2k yes sure
    Mmm...try again.

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    hmm any cameras with a more decent price?
    Yes. You can get a Nikon D3300 for around $500. But you only need to buy one of those if you really want to get into this stuff.

    As for the actual shot, the angle is crooked. That's your first issue.
    It's not composed well - research the rule of thirds to start.
    The background is ugly. It doesn't complement the car at all. Either take a close-up shot so you can't see the background or take it somewhere and shoot.

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    First of all CONGRATULATIONS on having a great idea, as a car fan and since Ryan started posting some nice shots, if you are interested on car photoshoot I think you can start by talking to him not because of cars but because of photography skills.

    I suggest when you taking shots, you could start by the "worm's eye" point, then the rear rim , the rear of the car while showing part of the side of the car, etc..
    Try picking the camera, take different shots and see which transmit what you feel like its a great shot or not.

    Not sure if I made myself clear, since I haven't got the skills not the camera btw...
    Good luck with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokou-Sama View Post
    First of all CONGRATULATIONS on having a great idea, as a car fan and since Ryan started posting some nice shots, if you are interested on car photoshoot I think you can start by talking to him not because of cars but because of photography skills.

    I suggest when you taking shots, you could start by the "worm's eye" point, then the rear rim , the rear of the car while showing part of the side of the car, etc..
    Try picking the camera, take different shots and see which transmit what you feel like its a great shot or not.

    Not sure if I made myself clear, since I haven't got the skills not the camera btw...
    Good luck with that.
    Thanks! You provided some valuable points, and yea I get what you're saying.
    Ill get in contact with Ryan
    Btw any tips on doing rolling shots?



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    Mmm...try again.



    Yes. You can get a Nikon D3300 for around $500. But you only need to buy one of those if you really want to get into this stuff.

    As for the actual shot, the angle is crooked. That's your first issue.
    It's not composed well - research the rule of thirds to start.
    The background is ugly. It doesn't complement the car at all. Either take a close-up shot so you can't see the background or take it somewhere and shoot.
    Great tips thanks! Ill look to the rule of thirds and yea it was just a quick shot haha

    Edit: RYAN YOU CAME TO SEATTLE!?!!?
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    I have a Canon kiss x5 (t3i) and the stock lens. It's not about what camera you have, its about how you use it
    Finding the perfect angle is what you need to do. Go onto a car page on FB and see what angle the pics are taken from. From there on you should be able to take good shots and if they're good enough, they'll barely need editing at all!
    Couple of my shots (if you want to see more, I can pm you my facebook car photography page )



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    Quote Originally Posted by HalfBajan View Post
    I have a Canon kiss x5 (t3i) and the stock lens. It's not about what camera you have, its about how you use it
    Finding the perfect angle is what you need to do. Go onto a car page on FB and see what angle the pics are taken from. From there on you should be able to take good shots and if they're good enough, they'll barely need editing at all!
    Couple of my shots (if you want to see more, I can pm you my facebook car photography page )



    Beautiful pics as always.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HalfBajan View Post
    [COLOR="Navy"][SIZE="2"]I have a Canon kiss x5 (t3i) and the stock lens. It's not about what camera you have, its about how you use it
    Finding the perfect angle is what you need to do. Go onto a car page on FB and see what angle the pics are taken from. From there on you should be able to take good shots and if they're good enough, they'll barely need editing at all!
    Couple of my shots (if you want to see more, I can pm you my facebook car photography page )



    Really amazing photos!
    It looks like you put some sort of filter on them, is that correct?
    And yes please pm me that link!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post




    Really amazing photos!
    It looks like you put some sort of filter on them, is that correct?
    And yes please pm me that link!
    What's more interesting is "DOES HE OWN THOSE CARS???? :O"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post




    Really amazing photos!
    It looks like you put some sort of filter on them, is that correct?
    And yes please pm me that link!
    I just either add some light with a white paint brush and add Gaussian blur to it or detract light but I've learnt that its better to add light. I think you'll find a lot of car photo's have a really bright light source but no overpoweringly bright. In the last photo, I made the light source brighter to take the focus off of the background and give the car all of the attention!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HalfBajan View Post
    I have a Canon kiss x5 (t3i) and the stock lens. It's not about what camera you have, its about how you use it


    Listen to this man ^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by HalfBajan View Post

    Thanks man! @Mokou-Sama
    No problemo!
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