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Old Jan 3, 2011, 2:43 PM   #1
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straight from the camera shot with off camera flash on the right side of car the camera settings were aperture f8 shutter speed 1/125th sec iso 100 was going for that strobest look i guess any input on how to make the backround darker and the car just lit by adjusting camera settings
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Old Jan 3, 2011, 2:43 PM   #2
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lost some detailed when resized
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Old Jan 3, 2011, 3:00 PM   #3
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not my pic found on google but i wanna know how to do effects like this

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1) Good lighting equipment, 2) reflectors, 3) tripod, 4) the right setting. Also, the car may have been masked out to provide even more contrast with the background. Your shot apparently lacked all of the above, plus the angle of your shot created reflections on the car that are distracting.
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Old Jan 3, 2011, 3:11 PM   #5
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yea im going to go out in a few and see if i can do it better
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From what I can tell,your attempt to create this look is hampered by your location, and time of day. You cannot expect to have a dark background when it is in this setting. Look more closely at the setting of the one you want yours to look like Where is it? what time of day is it? (the light on the left side of the frame indicates it is close to dusk , or night as it is on). Is it in an open field in bright conditions? Nooo, It is in a corner of an alley where the background light is naturally blocked and subdued. I so not think there is any way to achieve this same effect from the setting you have chosen for yours....nor do I think that you can achieve the same effect using the radically different color of your car. The color of your subject matters hugely, the one you are wanting is highly reflective and bounces the light back while your black car absorbs most of the light.
Try using the sunlight and time of day, color of subject matter,and location of your photo shoot to more fit the effect you are trying to achieve...... Frank
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Hells yes Zombs thats the ticket!!!! Jolly good show!! Frank
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Old Jan 3, 2011, 3:40 PM   #8
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made a diffrence going through pics now got a few good ones then hands got ice cold lol put up a couple in a few
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Old Jan 3, 2011, 3:59 PM   #9
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how r these anybetter lsot shapness when resized ps dont mind the front bumer is alittle dirty and needs to be repainted lol
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That is a lot better Zombz, as you can see the darker time of day takes away the need to fiddle around trying to get the effect just with camera settings. I do think that on the last pic the lighting is a little too streight on for the shot. I would illuminate it from the left side of the pic to get more out of it. However it is a very good improvement over the first one for the effect you are trying to get. Frank
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