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> Black Car - Night Time = Frustration, Lambo Superleggara
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post Jun 14 2010, 02:41 PM
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Im in no rush as this was a personal peice I've been planning for months, so perhaps within 2-3 weeks depending on my workload with other shoots.

Processing images is much more enjoyable when you like the photos though smile.gif
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post Jun 15 2010, 04:28 AM
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QUOTE(brasher @ Jun 15 2010, 12:41 AM) *
Processing images is much more enjoyable when you like the photos though smile.gif


+1

Take your time then. And be sure to give back to this thread on thoughts/do/don'ts you learnt.
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post Jun 20 2010, 08:14 PM
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Here's just one of what I came up with, needless to say pretty happy.

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post Jun 21 2010, 12:08 AM
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Looking pretty slick! Maybe its just my screen thats a tad too bright, but the blacks have a lot of 'dirty' reflections from the ground. Did you leave it in on purpose for shaping?
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post Jun 21 2010, 02:46 AM
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Speaking of black cars at night, I'd like to share with you my approach - with a softbox 120x80cm (the BMW) and 200x140cm (the Cayenne):






I can't say that I'm very pleased with the way I managed to light the Cayenne.
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post Jun 21 2010, 03:17 AM
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QUOTE(Seethegrim @ Jun 21 2010, 06:08 PM) *
Looking pretty slick! Maybe its just my screen thats a tad too bright, but the blacks have a lot of 'dirty' reflections from the ground. Did you leave it in on purpose for shaping?


Thanks mate, can't see it on this monitor I must say. I'll do some test prints before finalising the PSD's.

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post Jun 21 2010, 07:06 AM
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Christ that looks amazing Brasher!!!

What did you use for lighting exacly? softbox with 2 flashes inside or continous lighting somehow?
I'm probably shooting a 458 italia very soon and I'm stressed that the shoot
will look like shit if I don't use some nice striplighting for the shoot... :/

I want to shoot it at night too, if I can... but it gets night here at midnight lol, not even totally dark then either...
damn Sweden. tongue.gif


Any help would be appriciated!
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post Jun 21 2010, 10:27 AM
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QUOTE(Dejan Sokolovski @ Jun 21 2010, 06:06 PM) *
I want to shoot it at night too, if I can... but it gets night here at midnight lol, not even totally dark then either...
damn Sweden. tongue.gif


Any help would be appriciated!



That's exactly the reason why I don't bother myself trying light painting. I try achieving a similar result with my strobe and softbox. With enough power, there's no need for complete darkness.
It's up to me whether any of the background will be visible since when I blend all the flashed images into one, I have only the lit parts of the image visible.

On the images I've shown here, I've added the background from a separate exposure (at times HDR).
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post Jun 21 2010, 11:40 AM
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^ I been thinking about doing something like that... HDR background (nicely done of course) with a well lighted car. I think it would work nicely. smile.gif
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I sure believe so smile.gif
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post Jun 21 2010, 01:36 PM
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What am I doing so horribly wrong...?

2 x vivitar 285HV in each end of my home made softbox which is 100cm long and about 50cm wide.

30 seconds exposure time in almost dark, flashed several times at 1/4 power at both strobes.
It ends up looking like shit still... haha, I sure am the worst at dieselstation at this striplighting!



1 exposure here, but still, it looks really bad...

I probably need a continues light inside the softbox which also is very powerful, right?
These flashes doesn't really recharge fast either!
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post Jun 21 2010, 02:09 PM
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yeahh right you post this and the next one will be mind blowing.....smart move!
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post Jun 21 2010, 05:57 PM
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Dejan, I am using constant fluoro lighting so it's totally different to using flash.

I think the softbox idea will work, but use a lightstand or something to keep the exact same height throughout the composite, then trim the edges later in post.
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post Jun 21 2010, 09:16 PM
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Dejan - black clothes will also help you not get on the shot


I think the best way is to take several shots and combine them together in photoshop
- 1 exposed for the background
- 1 or more depends how much you need to light the car

when I was palying with Fluo i was taking several 15 sec shots
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post Jun 21 2010, 10:19 PM
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I really like the effect you get from that fluro light box. That Lambo shot is really nice. Did you use a stand for that Brasher or just hover next to the car? Here's one i did with a small softbox. Around 15 sec exposure, 580Ex in the softbox at 8th power. I'm pretty shit at it and this was my first one but i managed to get some nice patterns on the car. It was a good start. This is my car so i started experimenting. I used the lightbox reflections on each part i liked. Obviously getting a huge square box on the widescreen or bonnet is not cool and you need to walk really slow down the side to get a complete white strip holding it very steady.
Here's a little gif to see how i did it. Sorry if it annoys people or gives anyone an epileptic fit..It's grainy due to my photoshopping saved gif options.
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post Jun 22 2010, 12:34 AM
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QUOTE(brasher @ Jun 21 2010, 06:14 AM) *
Here's just one of what I came up with, needless to say pretty happy.

Cool, but you have some light leakage thats visible above the superleggera logo and middle of the tire. You probably need to make some sort of protection to use on and around the barn doors if you want to walk in front of the camera.
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post Jun 25 2010, 09:55 AM
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Never have tried the softbox/Flash technique with a black car, think i will give it a shot soon. So far I only use light painting for black cars. But i think i'm going to experiment with both light painting and flashes, i recently tried it and liked the results. This is the only time I have tried light painting on a black car, didn't come out good but it was a good learning experience.



I would tell the OP to try shooting strobes into a scrim, I was recently told that was a great way to capture form on a black car, but I've never tried it yet.
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post Jul 16 2010, 08:05 AM
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this TEST image was a combination of light painting and flash.... i was trying to see how that combo would work.. i think it is fairly good with exception of the middle of the door... you can notice the difference where no flash hit the car...

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post Jul 17 2010, 01:56 AM
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QUOTE(Blue Devil @ Jul 16 2010, 07:05 PM) *


this TEST image was a combination of light painting and flash.... i was trying to see how that combo would work.. i think it is fairly good with exception of the middle of the door... you can notice the difference where no flash hit the car...


I do this too. However it only really works with a color car. A black car still doesn't like the flash.
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post Jul 20 2010, 08:57 AM
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yeah.. i know... Black is just black.. nothing to light up there. wink.gif
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