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Car Shoot
Posted By: fula6, 05-17-2008, 03:37 AM

Went out and took some shots of a friends car today. I was quite pleased with this one. This is an interesting car - A EK holden (1963 model) front and back and a Commodore cabin. I am shooting a car show in a couple of weeks so any advice and comments are most welcome.
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05-17-2008, 04:03 AM   #2
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Oooh, really nice. I am particularly fond of the colours and in-your-face perspective.
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Terrific car shot. I got my driver's license in 1962, and - although it's half-a-world away - this car reminds me of those days.

Thanks for image.

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Thanks for posting this!
In addition to overall shots, I photograph details such as hood ornaments, portions of interiors, and stuffed animals displayed inside or on vehicles.
I plan to put a "slide show" on a DVD for free distribution at nursing homes and other such places, whose patients or residents don't get out to see car shows.
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Nice shot - good angle. The clearance looks pretty low on that baby still I would relish the chance to take it out for a cruise.
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Being a Ford man all my life I'm big enough to give you credit for a nice retro olden LOL

I like it

Just dont tell anyone

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Thanks for the comments all and thanks for the tips Stu. I'm sure the nursing home residents will love the DVD.

QuoteOriginally posted by daacon Quote
Nice shot - good angle. The clearance looks pretty low on that baby still I would relish the chance to take it out for a cruise.
It does have a really low clearance Dave. The owner takes any undulation very, very slowly

Your secret is safe with me cupic

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Bill, I neglected to mention that I'd thoroughly enjoy seeing photos you choose to share from your "shoot" at the car show. Hope you have fun there.
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That's really difference ... which model is the centre section from ... I am guess either a VN/VP/VR/VS model ... quite different retro fitting EK front and rear on a 1990's model Commodore.

I will give it that ... it is individual.

As for technique ... i think you have it down pat though ... a decent wide angle for shows is needed (if there is bugger all room for movement) ... a longer lens helps to separate the vehicle from the background at times though. oh ... you will need a CP for sure ... just to soften some reflections and reduce some of the flare ... lens hoods too.
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Bill, I neglected to mention that I'd thoroughly enjoy seeing photos you choose to share from your "shoot" at the car show. Hope you have fun there.
All best,
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Sure will Stu - I hope to have heaps of fun

Simon; you're spot on mate - it was from a VN Commodore. Apparently (and I am so not a car person) there was trouble with the firewall on other models and the VN was the only one that fitted just right.

Thanks also for the tips. I plan on using the Sigma 10-20 (which was the one I used above) and the DA*50-135 - this will allow me to shorten the DOF for background hindrances and yes - circular polarisers on both lenses for sure!

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yeah the 50-135mm should be perfect for the day ... should produce some stunning images.
I'd love to get the 10-20mm myself ... that's the end of the range I am missing really now.
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Great angle, colors, and car. Nice work.
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