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Narsh
post Feb 2 2010, 08:58 PM
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Here are all the shots that went into building the recent shot I posted of the 2010 Challenger SRT. Aside from the photoshop pieces which the comments you guys left proved extremely helpful, what else can I do to make this easier?



I used a Canon 50D with a Tamron 10-24mm, which was at 10mm the whole time. The light source is a 3 foot flourescent light tube I purchased at Home Depot.

Again, any critique or comments will definitely help.

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Konrad Janicki
post Feb 3 2010, 01:23 AM
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I think you could use the 2 shot to get some light in the front bumper side an I think it would be a good continuation of the light line on the side of the car
on the final image the bumper didnt have any light on de sida making it flat without any dimension
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post Feb 3 2010, 02:12 AM
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i see what hes saying..i agree also smile.gif
just make it a little more even and itd be more cohesive
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post Feb 3 2010, 07:05 AM
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Yeah I see what you guys mean. The hardest part is keeping the light at the same angle, distance all the way through.

Thanks!
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post Feb 3 2010, 05:20 PM
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has anyone ever thought about attaching a light to somethng stable with wheels on and rolling it around a car?
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post Feb 4 2010, 07:43 PM
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QUOTE(DonJuanMair @ Feb 3 2010, 06:20 PM) *
has anyone ever thought about attaching a light to somethng stable with wheels on and rolling it around a car?


I attempted this once and found out that it's great for distributing light evenly but if you don't have a smooth and level surface to roll it along, it will give small waves in the light
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post Feb 6 2010, 05:24 PM
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QUOTE(DonJuanMair @ Feb 3 2010, 05:20 PM) *
has anyone ever thought about attaching a light to somethng stable with wheels on and rolling it around a car?


unless its on smooth ground... it doesnt look good.
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post Feb 27 2010, 09:03 AM
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QUOTE(DonJuanMair @ Feb 3 2010, 08:20 PM) *
has anyone ever thought about attaching a light to somethng stable with wheels on and rolling it around a car?


Hahaha, and my ideas were from mild to wild. I'm still thinking.

I think you did a grear job. the hardest thing is the damn windows!
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post Mar 4 2010, 11:22 AM
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anyone willing to try this out? it's rechargeable/cordless and pretty large, but pretty costly at the same time just for a trial run

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUTOMOTIVE-...s#ht_1436wt_939
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post Mar 4 2010, 12:41 PM
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QUOTE(Costas @ Mar 4 2010, 07:22 PM) *
anyone willing to try this out? it's rechargeable/cordless and pretty large, but pretty costly at the same time just for a trial run

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUTOMOTIVE-...s#ht_1436wt_939


looks like it has a terrible 'blue' white balance...
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post Mar 4 2010, 03:49 PM
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QUOTE(NVphotoman @ Feb 6 2010, 08:24 PM) *
unless its on smooth ground... it doesnt look good.


Tripod out the back of a car? Ive done it for filming before. Or a pickup truck even! You would have to have a bit of room though.
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post Mar 9 2010, 12:09 PM
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QUOTE(GFWilliams @ Mar 4 2010, 12:41 PM) *
looks like it has a terrible 'blue' white balance...


gel it...?
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post Mar 9 2010, 12:50 PM
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QUOTE(Costas @ Mar 4 2010, 02:22 PM) *
anyone willing to try this out? it's rechargeable/cordless and pretty large, but pretty costly at the same time just for a trial run

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUTOMOTIVE-...s#ht_1436wt_939

I actually tried one before. LED's don't have enough power at that level to light a car and they leave it bluish, which can be corrected. But, more importantly, they leave steaks because of the LED spacing.
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post Jun 7 2010, 11:21 PM
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Hey Guys,

This is my first post, I've been on here for a while now and just learning and taking it all in. Here's a light painting technique i've been working with my lightbox and speedlights on my car. It takes a while to try and get smooth lines. I think a larger softbox might work better. The softbox does make nice clear reflections on the paint job. It's just my first attempt though as there are sections with no light. I wasn't really working on the backround or angle much. I really like the idea of that portable fluorescent light. Seems to make a better effect.
Anyway comments welcome...
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post Jun 8 2010, 12:45 AM
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QUOTE(Dale.T @ Jun 8 2010, 08:21 AM) *
Hey Guys,

This is my first post, I've been on here for a while now and just learning and taking it all in. Here's a light painting technique i've been working with my lightbox and speedlights on my car. It takes a while to try and get smooth lines. I think a larger softbox might work better. The softbox does make nice clear reflections on the paint job. It's just my first attempt though as there are sections with no light. I wasn't really working on the backround or angle much. I really like the idea of that portable fluorescent light. Seems to make a better effect.
Anyway comments welcome...


I'm guessing that you took a shot, moved the softbox a little bit and repeated multiple times. If so, did it take you a very long time? I've thought about doing this, but always run out of time..

The fluorescent tubes seem to be the best way to do it..
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post Jun 8 2010, 01:12 AM
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QUOTE(GFWilliams @ Jun 8 2010, 10:45 AM) *
I'm guessing that you took a shot, moved the softbox a little bit and repeated multiple times. If so, did it take you a very long time? I've thought about doing this, but always run out of time..

The fluorescent tubes seem to be the best way to do it..


Not neccesarily. The first time I tried light painting, I didn't even thing that far... I thought about how I can do this with raw photography skills. So I did it with 1 single exposure & popped the flash multiple times in the softbox. It wasn't perfect, but it worked... and very little PS work...
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post Jun 8 2010, 01:29 AM
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QUOTE(Seethegrim @ Jun 8 2010, 10:12 AM) *
Not neccesarily. The first time I tried light painting, I didn't even thing that far... I thought about how I can do this with raw photography skills. So I did it with 1 single exposure & popped the flash multiple times in the softbox. It wasn't perfect, but it worked... and very little PS work...


hmmm. Interesting. Now obviously you have less control doing it that way, but a fair bit of time could be saved by combining a few sections as opposed to combining every flash exposure like I would normally do..
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post Jun 8 2010, 03:45 AM
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Yeah i have a remote in my hand to trigger the camera but instead of just doing a small part i was shooting at around 15" exposure time so you can do almost the whole side of the car and the front in that one exposure. The roof and wheels in another. It's basically technique walking around with the softbox. I have 3x580's on PW's as well but on black there not very effective on light stands. I've noticed it's just getting the angle right from the camera to the paint work to the softbox. Time wise, i'm sure there is a better option. Maybe even large strip softboxes will work but then you might as well get into a studio.

Well no bad comments so far, must look half decent..
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post Jun 8 2010, 08:08 AM
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it's a bit on the soft side (focus) i would have liked to see the car sharper..


the white balance on the background bothers me...

other wise you are onto something here. smile.gif
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post Jul 8 2010, 07:52 PM
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Question, that flourescent light tube from hope depot... how do you power it?
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