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Old 04-12-2006, 05:30 AM   #1
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Blue 8 With MS Kit and Rays Wheels - Night Pics

Taken tonight at 3am because i was bored as hell. Thanks to Dominion for the inspiration.

These are just some quick pics I took tonight. After i get the spoiler put on... I'll get some professional shots done.

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Old 04-12-2006, 05:32 AM   #2
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Here are a few more...

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Old 04-12-2006, 11:21 AM   #7
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:35 AM   #8
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Either step up the f/stop a bunch, or a bit longer shutter speed. Those could be STUNNING.

The first pic is the best - again, if you'd kept the shutter open longer, it would improve.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...leShoot034.jpg would have been great too, if it were exposed longer, AND you didn't cut off the back of the car.

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Keep experimenting - if you don't have a camera which allows you to control shutter speed and f/stop, GET one!

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Either step up the f/stop a bunch, or a bit longer shutter speed. Those could be STUNNING.

The first pic is the best - again, if you'd kept the shutter open longer, it would improve.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...leShoot034.jpg would have been great too, if it were exposed longer, AND you didn't cut off the back of the car.

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Keep experimenting - if you don't have a camera which allows you to control shutter speed and f/stop, GET one!

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Not really. Camera set the exposure to the lights in the background, (see how perfectly exposed the background is?), if the camera was set to expose the car, we would have been able to see the car, but the background would have been REALLY over exposed.

The only way to fix these pics would be to get a light on the car itself.
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Old 04-12-2006, 12:11 PM   #12
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Not really. Camera set the exposure to the lights in the background, (see how perfectly exposed the background is?), if the camera was set to expose the car, we would have been able to see the car, but the background would have been REALLY over exposed.

The only way to fix these pics would be to get a light on the car itself.

I don't buy it - I believe the car AND the bg could have been exposed very well with experimenting.
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I don't buy it - I believe the car AND the bg could have been exposed very well with experimenting.
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Only thing you could do for that pic would be to double expose it. In other words, put the camera on a tripod, make sure it doesn't move, take one pic with the background at the proper exposure, take another pic (from the same spot) with the proper exposure for the car and then photoshop them on top of each other.

There is no other way. You might be able to find a happy medium, but either way, something will be over/under exposed.
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You might be able to find a happy medium, but either way, something will be over/under exposed.

...but the point is, even with a happy medium, the pics would be 'better'.
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These shots have a nice 'feel' to them. They are underexposed, however.

Definately could be better if shot in manual mode. There is plenty of room to expose these further to the right.

If you were to look at the histogram for these pictures, you'd see that.

If you have PS, you can 'fix' them to a certain extent.
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...but the point is, even with a happy medium, the pics would be 'better'.
I dont think I really agree with that, but it's a matter of taste. I hate over exposed lights.
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I dont think I really agree with that, but it's a matter of taste. I hate over exposed lights.
When I get home tonite, I'll try to fix some of these and post up the histogram to show there's plenty of room left in the exposure before getting 'overexposed'.


dv/dt - let's meet up this weekend for 'night shots' and we'll try to show what we're talking about.

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I dont think I really agree with that, but it's a matter of taste. I hate over exposed lights.

Well, the only picture you've shown with over exposed lights is the second one. The others have a bit of wiggle room to expose more evenly. Even so, if I have to choose between over exposed lights and an underexposed subject, I'd rather have over exposed lights.
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interesting location. pics are pretty good
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Well, the only picture you've shown with over exposed lights is the second one. The others have a bit of wiggle room to expose more evenly. Even so, if I have to choose between over exposed lights and an underexposed subject, I'd rather have over exposed lights.
There is no light on the subject, there is no way to expose it properly without leaving the shutter open for a long time, which would over-expose the lights in the background, it really is quite simple.
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When I get home tonite, I'll try to fix some of these and post up the histogram to show there's plenty of room left in the exposure before getting 'overexposed'.


dv/dt - let's meet up this weekend for 'night shots' and we'll try to show what we're talking about.

Fix them up, the power of photoshop is not to be denied!

I'm not saying you can't take good night shots, but you need light on the subject if you're going to have light in the background. That's why strobes were created.
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Fix them up, the power of photoshop is not to be denied!

I'm not saying you can't take good night shots, but you need light on the subject if you're going to have light in the background. That's why strobes were created.
Of course there is light on the subject - if NO light existed the car wouldn't be visible.

...wide-open F/stop, slow shutter speed = those pics properly exposed and fantastic.
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Of course there is light on the subject - if NO light existed the car wouldn't be visible.

...wide-open F/stop, slow shutter speed = those pics properly exposed and fantastic.
I'll say it one more time, and then leave you to your experiments.

If you set your camera to expose the car, the background (which is lit) will be overexposed. If the camera is set to expose the background (which it was) the car will be underexposed. Yes there is a happy medium, yes you can find it, and yes photoshop can help, but to properly take the pic, you'd either need a strobe to light up the car, or double expose the shot.

Here's a quick demonstration i've used in the past to show what i'm talking about, hopefully this helps.

Here's a shot of our 3. Pretend the lights on the 3 are the lights in the background that I'm referring to. It's dark out, and I want to take a pic of the car with the lights. So I set the camera to expose on the car with the lights on.

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YIKES! The lights are way overexposed. You'll see this a lot when people take pictures of their cars at night with the lights on. Looks terrible right?

No problem, i'll just set the camera to expose the lights...

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WHOOPS! That doesn't work either, where did the car go? (like what happened in this instance).

So in this case, what I did was I set the camera to expose the car without the lights on (obviously you can't turn the background lights off in the pic, but by exposing the car instead of the background you get the same effect).

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Nice, but no lights So then what did i do? I then used the pics with the lights exposed properly, and made a double exposure through photoshop, layered them and wala, a picture exposed as properly as possible. Could have been better if i had a strobe to light up the car more. But you get the idea.

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Old 04-12-2006, 02:03 PM   #25
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I'll say it one more time, and then leave you to your experiments.

Your illustrations simply don't fit the pictures at hand. (shrug).

Get your car in the same conditions as the car in this thread, and I KNOW one can better-expose the car w/o ruining the background.
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