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#1 Pete W

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:48 AM

We all love pics of our car's and seeing everyone else's great rides.
This link is a very good article on tips and tricks to do it right.
Enjoy! :D

http://www.popularho..._phr/index.html
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Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:49 AM

thanks for the link,Pete.
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Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:18 AM

Nice article Pete.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:10 PM

I have read that in the mag. when it came out.
I even told Vicky about taking picures on the grass and/or gravel, from this article, but that really cuts down on the locations availible to me.

Alot of very good information to learn from, in that article!

It will be my goal next year to scout out even better locations!

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 05:55 PM

Pete that's an excellent article! I recommend anyone that's lookin' into taking some pictures of their car to read that first! :12EMOTICHEERS:

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 06:27 PM

Glad you find it useful guy's.
I have and do every type of photography there is but I must admit auto photography done to a high level is not easy by any means.
The more clear coat a car has the more difficult it becomes as it actually bends and reflects light almost to nightmare status,the "Mistress" drives me crazy to get a good picture.


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Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:25 PM

That's a great article Pete. Thanks for posting it.
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Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:40 AM

thanks for the link!


one of the rules is effin funny:

* All pictures must have a car in them, preferably yours (but your buddy's machine is acceptable). If you've got a hot girlfriend, she can be in the picture, but only if she's really hot. Make sure you include your name, contact information, mailing address and car info. Your girlfriend's phone number would be cool too.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:47 AM

Thanks for the link, Pete! Can't tell you how many low-angle dusk or dawn shots I've very carefully set up, only to realize that my long shadow was intruding into the composition. A timer helps a little, provided you can tilt the camera with a book, rock, etc. and not need your hands to hold the position.
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 12:42 PM

Thank godness Pete finally put things in perspective about photographing a simple metal object and making it look great. Now if we can just get people to write about their works of art the COM would be a challenge again instead of the best bling-bling contest. :7_jd:

We all love pics of our car's and seeing everyone else's great rides.
This link is a very good article on tips and tricks to do it right.
Enjoy! :29snick:

http://www.popularho..._phr/index.html


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Posted 27 November 2009 - 01:23 PM

great read--never thought abot some of that

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:23 AM

Great article I'm going to look at this again when I take more photos of my car so I can get the perfect shot
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 01:57 PM

bookmarked this page. the only probelm is i cant think of any good places that meet most of these requirements haha. so maybe ill figure it out eventually

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 06:37 AM

very interesting article, never thought it could be that complicated

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 05:12 PM

I love photography, I love different angles, and finding locations, but I think an important thing to do is editing the photo. I use picasa to increase the contrast or darkness in a photo, and add saturation to make the colors pop. if you want that more classic look theres sepia ptions too. I just love adding effects. and it makes the image look amazing, if u ever want to make ur photos look better, I really suggest downloading picasa

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 09:39 AM

Interesting read. I'm going to have to try some of this out.

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 05:08 PM

Thanks Pete....nice article and many good pointers!

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 05:32 PM

Thanks. . Great article

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 12:56 AM

Thanks for posting this article.

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