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#1 ewaskew

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:12 AM

Anyone ever do this?
These came out pretty good I think.
Post em if you got em.


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:21 PM

Never occured to me. The idea behind my pics is to show the work that I accomplished. Hiding them in shadow isn't gonna show off anything. Just my $.02

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:18 PM

Nice art photos. The dark background is good for showing off bright-colored cars, like the '66 Chevy. That black Chevelle, though, doesn't show well. I would recommend using a light background. The lack of ambient light, though, against a light background (say, white posterboard,) might produce some interesting results for light or dark-colored cars.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:23 PM

night time photos should be saved for models with working lights. which look good in the dark. i can barely see your chevelle (black car in the black).

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:47 PM

The Impala is pretty dramatic - I like it quite a bit. The Chevelle, as has been mentioned once or twice, is too dark. I think that with a little more work/development/testing/whatever you want to call it, there's some pretty good photos waiting to be taken.

The background is usually the worst part of most model pictures for me - either too cluttered or out of scale. This spotlights the car a little more.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:53 PM

I agree with Rob.

The whole point of posting photos here is to let us see your work. Posting "artsy" nighttime shots where we can hardly see the model doesn't really serve much of a purpose, does it? It's cool as a photo experiment and to play around with... but for posting your work here, better to stick with good lighting so we can see your work!

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:44 AM

I'll shoot some photos against a dark background once in a while. It can look pretty good if done right.

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The trick is in the lighting and exposure- if you just go outside and take some pictures using the flash on your digital camera at night you won't show off your work to its best advantage. The best part about digital photography is the ability to play with the settings on your camera and to instantly see what works and what doesn't.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:20 AM

I do most of my model photography against a dark background. It increases the depth and intensity of shadows, giving greater dimension to small details that would otherwise be lost in reflected light.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:18 PM

I agree with Rob.

The whole point of posting photos here is to let us see your work. Posting "artsy" nighttime shots where we can hardly see the model doesn't really serve much of a purpose, does it? It's cool as a photo experiment and to play around with... but for posting your work here, better to stick with good lighting so we can see your work!

These have been posted on here Harry with regular lighting.
This was suppose to be just for the fun of it and trying something different.
I know black on black in the dark is not the way to go I'm just meesing around with the idea.
As for those who have posted other photos here they look real nice

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:20 PM

I'll shoot some photos against a dark background once in a while. It can look pretty good if done right.

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The trick is in the lighting and exposure- if you just go outside and take some pictures using the flash on your digital camera at night you won't show off your work to its best advantage. The best part about digital photography is the ability to play with the settings on your camera and to instantly see what works and what doesn't.

Thanks for the tips
Very nice photos you have here

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:22 PM

I do most of my model photography against a dark background. It increases the depth and intensity of shadows, giving greater dimension to small details that would otherwise be lost in reflected light.
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Thanks for posting these and the tips about the dark background.
I never thought of it that way.
Nice photos you have here

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

I think you should try the "fake" nighttime thing. Find a good outdoor place that looks cool. Get there right before the sun goes down. Shoot into the sunset direction. Don't use your flash. BUT, make sure you have a light reflector to bounce/reflect light back onto the model. I have a piece of white foamcore with a cardboard easel back on it. It can stand on it's own without me trying to hold it and take photos. If you try and shoot without it, you'll get a complete silhouette of the car. But in the end, it'll look like early evening and really cool. Try shooting the car multiple positions and take a TON of photos. You will have better chances of getting a great shot. I always say "shoot first. Sort later"! ; - )

You can also experiment with adding clip lamp type lights to add some lights here and there. Image it's in a parking lot at night. There's those tall lights shining down on the lot. So you can have your real "dusk" and add some fake parking lot lighting from above.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:46 PM

I'm going to have to try this out.
most nights it's darker than the inside of a cow out here in the sticks.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:05 AM

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:06 PM

Cool.....look like 1:1's sitting in a driveway.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:12 PM

night time photos should be saved for models with working lights. which look good in the dark. i can barely see your chevelle (black car in the black).


Using that logic automotive paints should only be used on1:1 cars.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:23 PM

I agree with Rob.

The whole point of posting photos here is to let us see your work. Posting "artsy" nighttime shots where we can hardly see the model doesn't really serve much of a purpose, does it? It's cool as a photo experiment and to play around with... but for posting your work here, better to stick with good lighting so we can see your work!


Actually I thought the purpose of posting here (general) was for just about anything and the on the workbench and under glass sections were for showing your work. What's wrong with a little creative photography? We all get a little "artsy" with our models why not the photos of them?


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:01 PM

I agree with James.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:31 AM

I have to agree. I think sometimes we are a little too focused here. Sorry just came out that way.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:00 AM

I guess these two qualify:
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