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    Thread: Chicago region photoshoot anyone?

    1. 06-20-2012 02:45 PM #1
      I took a few pics a months ago and I'm wanting to do more now. Heres what they came out like

      Cyrus's Audi by JackThomasSchroeder, on Flickr

      Cyrus's Audi by JackThomasSchroeder, on Flickr

      Aaron King's GTI by JackThomasSchroeder, on Flickr

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      06-20-2012 02:57 PM #2
      Technically they're very good shots.

      Though take a look around and see what other guys are doing - it all looks exactly the same as yours. Try for something different, look for the best angles on the car itself and make that the focal point. The GTI shot is good because the background is more neutral and offers a nice geometric contrast to the soft reflections. My only suggestion would be to remove the chotchke from the mirror.

      The Audi shots are nice, again technically very clean and not over processed looking - but the whole "shiny, bagged car in a derelict setting" series has been beaten to death. Look for something new - how does the car get driven? Do they carve back roads? Maybe shoot in in a garage or even a public park. Something that doesn't give off so much visual noise as the abandoned building.

      It looks like you understand light and how to operate a camera, not just overcompensating with photoshop, which is nice to see!

      Not trying to be a nut buster, but just offering up my (somewhat) educated opinion and trying to be constructive!
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      06-20-2012 02:58 PM #3
      If you want to take pictures of a stock Miata for free I'm down
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      06-20-2012 03:31 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      If you want to take pictures of a stock Miata for free I'm down
      x2, if you want to shoot a Tacoma I'm in Chicago from Friday onwards.

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      06-20-2012 03:49 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      If you want to take pictures of a stock Miata for free I'm down
      leave the Miata, run the Corola

      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      x2, if you want to shoot a Tacoma I'm in Chicago from Friday onwards.
      Im in too, but a stock MKIV GTI isnt really anything to take pictures of....
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      06-20-2012 03:56 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      leave the Miata, run the Corola



      Im in too, but a stock MKIV GTI isnt really anything to take pictures of....
      Whoa when did you snag a MkIV? what happened to the Roc?
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      06-20-2012 04:01 PM #7
      how many forums are you going to post this in???

      in with a gold 96 camry

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      06-20-2012 08:18 PM #8
      When would this be? I'd love to get some good shots of the Boxster and M Coupe...
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      06-20-2012 08:30 PM #9
      Want to photograph an '84 Jetta two-door in Chicago? (I won't drive it downtown, though).

    10. 06-22-2012 09:41 AM #10
      Just text me we can set something up guys! 219-263-6015

    11. 06-22-2012 09:44 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      Technically they're very good shots.

      Though take a look around and see what other guys are doing - it all looks exactly the same as yours. Try for something different, look for the best angles on the car itself and make that the focal point. The GTI shot is good because the background is more neutral and offers a nice geometric contrast to the soft reflections. My only suggestion would be to remove the chotchke from the mirror.

      The Audi shots are nice, again technically very clean and not over processed looking - but the whole "shiny, bagged car in a derelict setting" series has been beaten to death. Look for something new - how does the car get driven? Do they carve back roads? Maybe shoot in in a garage or even a public park. Something that doesn't give off so much visual noise as the abandoned building.

      It looks like you understand light and how to operate a camera, not just overcompensating with photoshop, which is nice to see!

      Not trying to be a nut buster, but just offering up my (somewhat) educated opinion and trying to be constructive!
      Thank you very much! This isn't my first time I've picked up a camera, lol. I know what I'm doing with them but I've never shot photos of a car before! I want to shoot more and try something different shots very soon, which is exactly why I made this thread, hahah.

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      06-26-2012 08:14 PM #12
      Has anyone heard back from the OP? He's not responding...

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      06-26-2012 09:41 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Maggiolone View Post
      Has anyone heard back from the OP? He's not responding...
      He PMed me yesterday...
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      06-27-2012 12:10 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by epbrown View Post
      He PMed me yesterday...
      He PM'd and then stopped. Guess it's just me

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      06-27-2012 12:11 AM #15
      I'll be there till approx sunday with my mediocre E34 touring. You can shoot photo's of it if you'd like though.
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      06-27-2012 02:20 AM #16
      I'm down. North burbs btw

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