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Old 26th February 2011, 00:33   #2716
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Note from Moderator: The rules and conditions mentioned in the quoted posts(Post#1 & 9 of this thread) below will be enforced strictly from now on. Please ensure the pictures you post here comply to rules. Thanks for your anticipated co-operation.


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Friends, as you know that we already have a thread for Non-Auto images posted by members.
This thread is for "Auto Images" clicked by members.

Not just a difference, but a big difference.

Auto images mean Car/Bike or any mode of LAND transportation clicked by "you" with a good quality camera.

Vehicle in picture may be yours, or somebody else's.
If itís not yours, please ensure that youíve taken necessary steps/permission before posting.

No posting of images found on Internet or any other magazine/books.

Image editing etc, is left to the posters, but as far as possible should be used only for effects like sharpening, white balance etc.
For "physical" modification of cars using Photoshop or similar tools, there is a separate thread.

This thread is to generate interest amongst members to see/shoot automobile in a different light (no pun intended).
There has to be a difference in terms of taking extra cares while shooting cars/bikes. Especially if you imagine theyíre to be for reproduction. They may never go for reproduction (but who knows?) but thatís the criteria you should keep in mind while youíre shooting. Trust me, youíll see the difference.

Remember this thread is for showcasing your auto photography talent.
Think carefully. See carefully. Shoot carefully and post carefully. This thread will be moderated heavily.

Please don't ask why your post was deleted. Any post in this thread has 90% chance of deletion.
Here are some pictures by a friend of mine, Silvester Divas (used with his permission of course) may give you some inspiration.

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We need a clear understanding of what we expect from this thread.

We all take picture of our car. Probably we share them with our friends and relatives. If weíre are TBHP member, then put them in TBHP garage also. But itís more of a record to shoot a car. Honestly, do you do the same for your loved ones? You shoot their picture and shoot them againÖjust in order to express your feelings about them. You shoot your dog. You shoot your children. You shoot your wife or girlfriend. You shoot flora and fauna. You shoot landscape. You shoot monuments. You shoot place of interest. Theyíre your subjects. And you shoot whenever you get time or you feel like.

More often than not, same feeling doesnít come when the subject is your car.
Surprising! Isnít it? You spend hours on forum. You spend hours to search or seek information through Internet. You go out of your way to find the right alloy or upholstery material. You donít really mind, spending time to sit and watch the process of your carís modification. You do it because you love your car.

But how come you donít think about taking some good photos of your car?

There could be few reasons:
1.You never thought about it.
2.You want to but not getting enough time.
3.You donít know how to get a good picture.

The purpose of this thread is to get answers. Youíll get these answers by seeing. By trying. By understanding the fact that when you shoot a car it becomes a character.
This is the key point. If you donít see your car as a character then you possibly donít know where to and how to shoot. Worldwide all the car photographers have one thing in common: They all love cars. Inside and outside.

Ok, old man has blabbered enough. Letís see whatís to be done therefore.
See your car in a different light. First post of this thread says that. This essentially means look at your car as a subject to shoot.
1. Choose interesting location to place your car. It could be anywhere.
2. See her through your viewfinder. Move. See again. Youíll find your car is looking different from angle to angle.
3. Choose the time of the day. Or the evening, if you have a tripod.
4. See the reflections on your carís body from extraneous elements. They often work against your wish.
5. Clean the car before you shoot. Or simply shoot a clean car unless you want to have something different.
6. Have plenty of patience. Itís not an easy subject but at the end of the day, itís your babyís picture.
7. Forget. And I repeat forget about how you shot your car before. Also let me repeat what I had repeated in the first post: See your car in new light.
8. Digital cameras will tell you within a few seconds what you shot. Film cameras will tell you tomorrow. Patience is the key in car photography.

Having said all these, we know now what to expect. We know what to delete and what to keep for others to learn. Please keep this in mind that mod team headed by me will be really strict to accept or reject photographs.

Take your time. Try it out. It might be a great area interest for you.

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Old 26th February 2011, 08:54   #2717
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Here is my 2009 Mahindra Logan Edge Connect. Not a great place to shoot with all the reflections to be honest.
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Old 26th February 2011, 09:15   #2718
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Here is my 2009 Mahindra Logan Edge Connect. Not a great place to shoot with all the reflections to be honest.
I like this shot! But, the reflections!

OT: Are those OE alloys?
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Old 26th February 2011, 10:02   #2719
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Referring post #2721 of Anshuman. Guys, please post pictures with more care.
A huge number of posts here are extremely casual. Please post properly planned image here and not casual snaps.

If you're using Photoshop, try to use that software to enhance your picture. Plan your shot. Think what's possible to shoot and how that can be heightened through post process.
All around the world every single automobile image for advertising purpose is post processed. It's a requirement as loads of those tones and depths are not possible to get during the shoot.
If you're serious about automobile shoot the please remember planning is the key. Photoshop will only help if you know and if you plan. I agree it's not as simple as it sounds here. But then how will you know if you don't try?

Example below was shot from a moving cars boot. Both the cars were at roughly 80-90 kmph kind of speed. Sky was cloudy. Light was dull. Shot with 20mm wide block lens.
Taken the advantage of full frame sensor size. Image is cropped almost 40%. Worked on two layers to get that dark brooding look.

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IS this the 2010 Velociraptor F150 (Hennesey) ;

I saw it's episode of Top Gear, absolutely power packed performer.

Not for everyone.
this wasn't the Velociraptor..it's a regular Raptor.
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Old 26th February 2011, 12:20   #2721
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Referring post #2721

Example below was shot from a moving cars boot. Both the cars were at roughly 80-90 kmph kind of speed. Sky was cloudy. Light was dull. Shot with 20mm wide block lens.
Taken the advantage of full frame sensor size. Image is cropped almost 40%. Worked on two layers to get that dark brooding look.
The overall result of your skills in both photography and post processing are just awesome.
And, thanks for sharing the details.
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Old 26th February 2011, 16:45   #2722
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All around the world every single automobile image for advertising purpose is post processed. It's a requirement as loads of those tones and depths are not possible to get during the shoot
Well said Rudraji!! Not only automobile photos but almost all of the advertisement pictures are post processed right?
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Pictures of SX4 from the recent trip
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Shot by 1100D
Location: Oppposite Eden Garden, Kolkata
Time: 12.00PM - Sunny sky
Polarised Lens
Cars: LHS - 1988 Premier Padmini (Black) // RHS - 1969 FIAT 1100d (British Green)

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The Skoda Laura Shot at the Sunday Meet.

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Laura is looking Superb.

I did not know Laura had white interiors or are they looking white due to post processing?
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Laura is looking Superb.

I did not know Laura had white interiors or are they looking white due to post processing?
They are actually Cream color.its white due to the processing.

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Took this snap in my colony. Equipment used:

Nikon D90, Nikon 50mm f/1.8
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