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Car photography workshop

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by The_Shadow, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. The_Shadow

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    Got given an opportunity to attend a free car photography workshop. It was quite difficult to get some photos without the other 20-25 photographers in them but I got a few I was happy with. Feedback would be welcome, though I doubt this is an area of photography I will interact with in the future.

    I'm not 100% happy with how things turned out but given it's the first time I've done something like this I'm not expecting too much either.

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  2. Pinkeh

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    Ambient light? The workshop didn't teach about strobes?
     
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    All ambient light, strobes were not covered or provided. Photos were taken from about 4:30PM on-wards.
     
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    given its free, you cant really complain :)

    As above, yeah a proper workshop is almost always focused on light as its where most struggle.
    Can see the noise from high ISO on the lambo interior shot in particular.

    Good to have a dabble anyway!

    some general points re composition

    1) door open and the yellow sculpture doesnt look good, plus the car is 1/2 cut off.
    I find you need to either focus right into a detail, or shoot the car whole.

    2) not bad, would have moved car forward a tad to get all of lamborghini in

    3) distracting car and person in the background.
    Car is not quite from the rear and not quite enough from the 1/4 so in no mans land

    4) same as above, plus poles sticking out the top

    5) this is the strongest image for me.
    I'd other compose from slightly higher, or get the car moved so its not pointing up
     
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    my favourite also and I was going to suggest same. Shot angle is a little low. It almost looks like the Lambo is about to take off rather than sticking to the road. Probably only needed to be another 300mm higher
     
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    If you want to learn / look at car photography porn... check out Easton Chang's work. :thumbup:
     
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    take this with a grain of salt, but in #5 you've managed to make the car look like a tata nano.

    I don't always think it's the path to success but when shooting cars imitation is probably a good way to get better at it.
     
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    Thanks a lot for the feedback guys! Definitely going to look at more of Easton Chang's stuff - he has some great work on his site already.
     
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    First time I've really posted about photography on this forum but here is my 2c.

    Personally i don't like any of them.
    But then again, I've tried taking photos of a 73'vette once, and i didn't like any of mine either. So don't take this the wrong way.

    #3 is horrible, looks like a shot my wife would do. Either has to be exactly facing rear (for symmetry) or a nice proper quarter rear shot. But I do understand there might have been some other photographer with that perfect angle.

    #1 horrible angle! even worse than amateur.
    #4 the in focus subject is boring as!

    I think in this case, because there were so many other photographers around you probably rushed your shots trying to get anything you can. Photography requires a lot patience. Also, you seem to be restricted on lens choice, as some shots would've looked great with the scenery you have.

    With all that being said, I'm no pro-photographer myself, but I've been an amateur for the last decade. One day when you do get better, even pro! You'll look back at these photos and 100% agree with me.
     

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