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Old Aug 12, 2006, 11:04 AM   #1
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I almost had a job to shoot a wedding reception next weekend but I turned it down because I already have plans. Every year we look forward to and go to the Woodward Dream Cruise. It's an all day (all month really) event for anyone who enjoys classic cars. People from all over the US and Canada and even some from Australia come over here for this event.

Anyways, is there any good tips I should know for shooting cars? Since the cruise is sooo packed, the cars are generally not going too fast at all. Plus there's always alot of them parked somewhere. I always take photos at the Cruise but this will be the first year I am taking the P850.

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Go for the 3/4 view (some front and side or rear and side to avoid your reflection in the side of the car.If you use a flash shoot diagonally so the flash bounces of the car and away from you rather then right back and causing a big glare.

Go wide angle for entire car and then look for interesting graphics in parts of the entire car.

If the car is too reflective rub it down with some peanut butter prior to shooting and then run!



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Don't use crunch as it could scratch the car. :?
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Old Aug 12, 2006, 4:19 PM   #3
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If the car is too reflective rub it down with some peanut butter prior to shooting and then run!
Don't use crunch as it could scratch the car. :?
I think if I did that, I'd get some looks like :shock:and :-xand maybe :ak47:from the car owners!! :G

Thanks for all the tips Bill

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Ya' need a polorizing lens to help cut the reflections Nik!! Like Bill said photograph at a quartering angle not straight on! If the sun is really bright I shoot in auto mode as with my camera (DX6490) I can get a shutter speed of 1/1500 of a second in Auto but only 1/1000 th of a second in PASM! I also like to shoot with the camera set to saturated colors as sometimes reflections and bright light seem to wash out the colors! I also like to photograph metal or hard finished objects in sharp mode! Try them all and have a blast!! Looking forward to a post of these in the near future!

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I'm broke as a joke right now so no new filters or anything for awhile! lol I'll be playing with different settings and see what I can come up with. Some of this is for a contest so I am hoping I get a few decent shots while I'm out there!

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Just watch the reflections and the stuff surounding the car! Shoot bunches of photos of every car you're interested in! Remember it doesn't cost any more with digital to shoot one or a thousand photos!

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Well, we'll be going out there Friday so I can do some "test" shots at that time and see what I come up with. Saturday is the "big" day though :|



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