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After I posted the last couple of photo sets, I read through all 93 pages of this thread. I realized some people were more interested in the "How To" of the photo, more than the photos itself.

Here's a photo and it's details. I included the photo details, the before and after, and a quick explanation of how I did it. If you have any questions, ask, I'll do my best to answer.

Camera - Sony A7RII
Lens - Sony 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS
Focal Length - 32mm
Aperature - F/10
Exposure - 1/100
ISO - 100

Out of the camera:
DSC04978Before-XL.jpg


For a lot of the higher end cars I shoot, I don't get the option of taking them somewhere so the backgrounds may not be very cool. Sometimes I will pick 1 or 2 from the set to edit into a better backdrop.

For this one, I used 3 photos. I used the original photo, a road that matched the angle and perspective of the car, then a sky that I could blend to both. After putting them together in PS, I used various color grading, LUTS, and gradients to blend the photos together so all 3 photos match and appear to be just 1.

Final product:
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Here's another one. This time a Ford GT.

Camera - Sony A7RII
Lens - Sony 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS
Focal Length - 24mm
Aperature - F/10
Exposure - 1/40
ISO - 50

Again, this is an example of not being able to take the car anywhere. I do work for my friend's business and with some cars the customers are cool taking them off premisis and with some they're not. Surprisingly, most customers are cool with it, but this one wasn't. We just pulled it out behind the shop and I got some picture from a few different angles, then took it home to play in Photoshop.

Here is the out of camera shot:

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Here is the after. I kept the car and cement, but added in a sky and wall to make it look like a track. I also used techniques such as Color grading, Gradients, and LUTS to blend the photos together.

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Just for fun, I added motion and some dust to make it look like it was moving.

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Finally, here are a few others from the set.

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My previous reply made me realize that I havent been sharing most of my work in places lately and I think It might be something I should start doing again. So, over the past year Ive traveled a decent amount and shot other things that havent been my car or my "stuff."

Its also pretty apparent that I havent checked in to update my gear opinions! I pre-ordered the R5 and have since gathered and replace a few of my lenses. I replaced my EF mount 24-70 F2.8 with Canon RF 28-70 F2; its WILLLLD to say the least - loving every shot. And I replaced my Canon 16-35 F2.8 USM III with the Canon RF 15-35 F2.8 IS lens. Having IS with the R5's IBIS makes for some crazy stuff.

Here is a collection of a few of my favorite shots.

YOU MAY HAVE TO CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO PIXEL PEEP (if thats something youre into) - apparently the forum doesnt like hosting the highest quality images when put all together like this.

These were shot at 1/10th of a second in a very very rough riding STI sedan.. and before the R5 got the same vehicle tracking the R3 introduced


1B0A6440 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

1B0A9771 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

1B0A9472 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

1B0A9115 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

1B0A7302 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

Untitled by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

1B0A9675 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

1B0A8450 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

1B0A7612 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr



Here's another one that pretty wild - this is hand held at 1/6th of a second.


1B0A6384 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

1B0A4583 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

1B0A8269 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

1B0A7895-2 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

1B0A6969-2 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

1B0A5922 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

Untitled by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

1B0A8828 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

1B0A9191 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

1B0A8770 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

IMG_8437 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

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IMG_8204 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

IMG_3062 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr

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IMG_8405 by Benjamin Martens, on Flickr
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Here's one I did of a Pagani Huayra. Again, with this being a $3m+ car, we really couldn't take it anywhere. I shot it inside the shop, and then used Photoshop to make it more interesting.

Camera - Sony A7RII
Lens - Sony 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS
Focal Length - 28mm
Aperature - F/10
Exposure - 30sec
ISO - 50

This first photo is kind of the original. It's a set of 5 photos taken with the light pointed at a different part of the car for each one. I then blended them together in Photoshop so the entire car is completely lit.

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This is an edit where I just blacked out the background and blended it into the floor. I also added some smoke to give it depth and a little atmosphere.

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I decide to take it a step farther by removing the background all together and adding a night scene.

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I recently purchased a Nikon Z6 and this is the best photo I've taken of my car so far with it.

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New Setup on my 500.

Shot with a Canon R6, Godox AD200 Pro strobe
Camera settings:
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Question about photographing autocross.

This Sunday is our opening race for the Detroit Region SCCA autocross. We are at Michigan International Speedway on the infield road course. I have volunteered to be the event photographer. I am also driving.

My plan: There will be about 160 cars to shoot(four groups of 40), perhaps I can get 3 or 4 of each car as it passes me (about 650 total photos).
I have a Nikon D5500 and want to try to keep this simple, one lens: Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

What advice do you have for me to shoot cars at speed? From 20mph in corners to 50+ on a quick straight section.
I am hoping for one general shutter setting for ie 1/60 or 1/125... everything else is on Auto.

Information for the attached pic from an event last year: Nikon D5500 ISO 200, 1/400 sec. f/10 52mm
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