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matt watkinson
Ok,
this is a really basic walkthrough for taking a static front 3/4 shot of a car, which is far more difficult than it sounds. I'm just trying to answer some of the questions i get emailed quite frequently. There are also some useful tips that apply to all sorts of car photos.

Without further ado:

the tutorial

Matt

ps. Please let me know if its any good, it took me a couple of hours!
Thomas_K
Excellent. As an amateur i really appreciate that you as a pro take the time to do this kind of thing. Thank you.
midnightdorifto
Bigtime +1. Thanks for taking time for the little guy.
Firewired
Sweet ! Good info Matt. thumbs_up.gif
lxmcc
Great tips, thanks for taking the time to write this smile.gif
bastien
very nice, thank you
matt watkinson
no problems. I hope it is useful. smile.gif
Flaw
So useful, I've pinned it =D
matt watkinson
Gosh, im flattered.

Matt smile.gif
skituner
very insightful thanks alot matt, i love your work
GreyGhost
BAD ASS!!!! Thanks Matt!
jcpr
As I said in the mail I sent you, thank you so much for the time you spent on this tutorial.

You're da man who's not afraid of:

- Showing your rig.
- Explain and teach how you do things.

Sometimes I feel photography is a secret society, where everyone is afraid of sharing experiencies and insights on how things are done. You go against that thought. The thought that if anyone shares information you might get unemployed.

I could do a side-by-side shoot with you right now, and I'll bet 50 bucks with anyone, your shots would excel mine everytime.

It's not the knowledge, it's how you put it to work.
potatoboy666
Thanks alot Matt, that was a lot of help. biggrin.gif
arnge
for ameturs , that was absofuckenlotly awsome.
z0ne
Thanks, Matt!
MartijnGizmo
Nice read, I got some good usage out of the tips recently!
Avalon
Very nice. My dumbass has been "into" photography for a few years now, and hadn't even thought of the sketches or getting the character of the car. Show's how much I know...
Kevin
Thanks for taking the time to do this Matt. I found it very clear, easy to understand and I hope I can apply your tips to improve my own photos!

I even registered especially so that I could post my thanks. biggrin.gif


Kevin
Kamil Wolski
Very useful tutorial! Thanks Matt!
carfreak222
QUOTE(matt watkinson @ Oct 3 2006, 03:57 PM) *
Ok,
this is a really basic walkthrough for taking a static front 3/4 shot of a car, which is far more difficult than it sounds. I'm just trying to answer some of the questions i get emailed quite frequently. There are also some useful tips that apply to all sorts of car photos.

Without further ado:

the tutorial

Matt

ps. Please let me know if its any good, it took me a couple of hours!


Hey is there any way you could send me the file in e-mail? The link is not working for me....idk why.
Easton
Matt left the forums - you're going to have to email him to get in touch!
Black
canadian.gif I take a car photo at here. head.gif
`nT
Wow, cheers for this! Big help cool.gif
sad12q
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duality
Some tips...Not from me of course biggrin.gif As a total noob, it provided more insight in the wonderful work you guys do.



Linky
Nate047
Good advice and information in this thread! thumbs_up.gif thumbs_up.gif
lowside67
The link is broken, here is the correct one:
http://www.motivemag.com/pub/feature/drive...aphy_Tips.shtml
CatalepsicFox
Some reason I just saw this tutorial now X.gif. Awesome tutorial definitely a bookmark for me. Thanks!
ausdrifter
yeah, quite helpful. Sometimes its good to relearn stuff you thought you knew and find out stuff you didnt. cheers
Stink
yeah always a good read and top up
Tony
Sup Bros! Just stopping by to get good feed backs. For anyone here lives in U.S., what would be the best invoice kits to be used for taking car pictures? Does anyone have suggestions on what would be the best components that an amateur or advance amateur like me to use to take good car pictures without spending too much buck?
Juju
Is it just me or does the link not work dry.gif
BartusKN.nl
QUOTE(Juju @ Jun 23 2009, 10:04 AM) *
Is it just me or does the link not work dry.gif


Well i noticed the same a while ago. Perhaps someone has this website as a backup? rolleyes.gif
odd_1995
Guys, have you got this tutorial by matt watkinson ? Could you send it ? Thanks!
Denitorious
^I would love to get it, too sad.gif
Chebs
Have you tried typing in 'Matt Watkinson tutorial' into google?

No?

Thought not, or else you'd have seen this:

http://is-is.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=53757878124
Synesthesia
QUOTE(lovely09 @ Nov 17 2009, 09:17 AM) *
Additionally,find the best angle for your car.Taking photos of your car is much great with the best tools like camera and your passion.


Someone ban this troll.
GFWilliams
Some may find this useful - I just got forwarded it from a client:

http://www.diyphotography.net/take-cool-ca...ialized-car-rig
Marius
i think that this link will help you

http://manfrottoschoolofxcellence.com/2009...ts-on-location/
misnblu
Great links and lots of good info.
Now I need a good SLR to do what's possible.
Thanks for the great info.
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