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Old 01-11-2021, 04:28 PM
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Old 01-11-2021, 05:26 PM
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That's a pretty good page of shots; I like it a lot.
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Ideal location for some excellent shots of ERA671

Was it the same person that took those great B+W pictures of 671?

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Was it the same person that took those great B+W pictures...
Photoshop does that for you now. No more black and white film.

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What? This is done in Photoshop?

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Nice car, Sal.
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What? This is done in Photoshop?
Yep, and somewhere around here I have my ERA-732 as right hand drive for our friends across the pond.
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Do you have a cheaper version of Photoshop than Sal?
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Do you have a cheaper version of Photoshop than Sal?
If you have any child, grandchild, niece or nephew still in school the student license for PS is next to nothing. I ought to post the photoshop job of me passing Morris in the corner at Watkins Glen and Morris giving me the finger as I do it.
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Photoshop does that for you now. No more black and white film.

You know, with a little practice, you could also learn how to erase that second roll bar...
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You know, with a little practice, you could also learn how to erase that second roll bar...
I just unbolt both of them when I'm driving in England.

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... or maybe you prefer this.

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I just unbolt both of them when I'm driving in England.

And right hand drive to boot!
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I just hit the "delete passenger roll bar" button in my photoshop and its done!

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You missed a spot over the sun visor. That would trip you up for sure....
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I used to judge at the camera club. There are a few good shots, mostly of the closer in. In the wide shots the background is too busy and the lighting too bright so the highlights are washed out.
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Hi Tony,
I agree. The close ups came out really sharp and nice.
What do you think of his other shots on his Website? Hes a young guy just getting started and hoping to do just Automotive Photography for a living.
Take care
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He needs a lot more work before he'll earn a living doing it. He might start by looking at the guidelines that they post on www.cobracountry.com. He has some really good suggestions for taking car pictures that are actually applicable to almost any "thing" ("Thing" being a large stationary object).

One thing that my photography professor impressed upon me is that black and white is often best for taking pictures of "things" (be they large or small). For ads and such you need color, but for "art" B&W is often correct.

He might try to get on line with the guys at Bring A Trailer and some of the other cars-for-sale web sites and magazines like Autotrader. I think they contract to locals when someone wants the company to supply photos.

Right now, I'd say he should keep his day job.

One of the highest compliments I ever got was when I was selling my Ford GT and I had done photo sessions at the Red Rocks amphitheater and park in Morrison. (It's a famous , really famous, concert venue, but is also a city park). It has great rock formations. I shot all of my cars there and those are the ones I've used in all my sales. When the GT went to Barrett Jackson they took my entire shoot in raw resolution and used them for the photos of my car. Then my contact said "and we've got a surprise". Well, I go over there on the day of the preview to check out the car and walk by one of the T-shirt booths outside and they have the auction catalog. My car is on the front cover of the catalog!!! I asked Craig Jackson about it and he said it was one of the best shoots they'd seen in a long time. (They did photoshop out parking lot lines and other stuff, but the framing and backgroud and exposure were left alone.)

The other one was when the Ford GT forum guys were still doing a calendar. I had just gotten my car and a pic from the same shoot was used in the calendar. Not only that but I later found out from Camilo Pardo that it was the only picture he didn't have to do serious manipulation on. (And no, it wasn't the same one BJ used.)

The "pro photographers" (oh, I was one, I used to shoot weddings in college) saying is "with digital photography everyone thinks they're a pro". The pros even with digital photography don't shoot thousands of frames with the thought of choosing one. Pros compose in the camera for content and exposure. The shoot above had maybe 30 different shots.

There were three of us in college that did photos. One got a PhD and taught at the University of Nebraska. I went on to computer storage for 40 years. A third actually opened a photo studio in Rapid City and did commercial photography. He has lots of photos in the high end gift shop places. He paid his bills by doing class and yearbook portraits and bought a plane to fly everywhere. A 4th was a couple of years ahead of us and became a newspaper photojournalist and has won some pretty prestigious awards.
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