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Old 05-02-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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So, lately I've been getting more "artistic" with my shots and doing lots of close-ups, black & whites, and "aerial" shots. I'd like to know what you guys think of that. Should I continue? Or tone it down a bit and keep it to mostly "Normal" shots?

As to the show...what can I say? Once again we had an excellent array of cars and the weather was PERFECT. This is probably one of my favorite sets of shots that I've ever taken. I said "wow" out loud while editing some of these shots, which is saying a lot because I've taken so many shots at this point that it's hard to amaze my self. As I was editing I kept thinking in a Steve Erkel voice "Did I do that?!"

My favorite cars from the show where the Mercedes Benz 200A Cabriolet which was brought over from the Mercedes Benz Classic Center, and the Jaguar V12 Powered Hot Rod. The crowd favorite was the Brabus SLS AMG. Which was your favorite car from this weekends set? Which was your favorite shot?

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As always you guys may enjoy all the pics by going to: CNCpics.com or simply clicking on one of the pics above.

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Old 05-02-2012, 10:55 AM   #2
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So, lately I've been getting more "artistic" with my shots and doing lots of close-ups, black & whites, and "aerial" shots. I'd like to know what you guys think of that. Should I continue? Or tone it down a bit and keep it to mostly "Normal" shots?
I'm not a fan of 'artistic' shots of cars. When I see a pic of a car, I want to see the car. Not the left front fender.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:02 AM   #3
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You've got some great photography skills. Lots of rich colors in most of those pictures. The fender/bumper/headlight pictures are nice when accompanied with another picture of the entire car though.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:06 AM   #4
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It's all good. If you've got something that is visually interesting, a well done close up is a nice change of pace. Just make sure you step back and get a shot of the whole car that went with it too.

Your stuff is about the only thing I even bother to look at on Facebook anymore.
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I like the close up shots, they really emphasize the detail that people put into their cars (I love that GTO pic). Full body shots do help though.
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You've got some great photography skills. Lots of rich colors in most of those pictures. The fender/bumper/headlight pictures are nice when accompanied with another picture of the entire car though.
THIS.

I generally like your pics but when you post pics of some of these exotics most of us don't get a chance to see outside of a static display, it would be nice to see the whole car. Now if there is a specific feature that makes that car pop, fine, close up on that feature. But at least please put a whole shot in there too for us to drool over. For instance, the Ferrari grill above is a beautiful, artistic shot. But I'm not enough of an F-car guy to know which car that is.
Having said all that, I think your photography could be picture-book quality stuff. I could easily imagine a coffee table book with your shots. Imagine a big, 3/4 page shot of the GTO grill with a caption detailing the car and a "thumbnail" pic of the whole car. Would be awesome.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:47 AM   #7
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I generally like your pics but when you post pics of some of these exotics most of us don't get a chance to see outside of a static display, it would be nice to see the whole car. Now if there is a specific feature that makes that car pop, fine, close up on that feature. But at least please put a whole shot in there too for us to drool over. For instance, the Ferrari grill above is a beautiful, artistic shot. But I'm not enough of an F-car guy to know which car that is.
Having said all that, I think your photography could be picture-book quality stuff. I could easily imagine a coffee table book with your shots. Imagine a big, 3/4 page shot of the GTO grill with a caption detailing the car and a "thumbnail" pic of the whole car. Would be awesome.
If you click on the detail shots there is usually a pic of the whole car on the page.

With some cars I like putting "teaser" shots.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:02 PM   #8
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Awesome job, awesome cars. Now where do I see these in person ? I've heard of C & C, but haven't been there yet. Where & when (every Sat ?)
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I always wanted to ask you about your post processing. How do you get that super saturated, borderline HDR-ey (without the HDR cartoon-ey) look?
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:46 PM   #10
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So, lately I've been getting more "artistic" with my shots and doing lots of close-ups, black & whites, and "aerial" shots. I'd like to know what you guys think of that. Should I continue? Or tone it down a bit and keep it to mostly "Normal" shots?
I pretty much enjoy all of your work and would ask that ya keep doing what you've been doing.

That plus I know how time consuming your threads must be and say thanks for your work!
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All you need now are some shots of the high end booty walking around.
Your shots are great
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If you click on the detail shots there is usually a pic of the whole car on the page.

With some cars I like putting "teaser" shots.
That's cool, it's fun to see if I can guess what some of the obscure ones are. I usually can't get them.
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I'm not a fan of 'artistic' shots of cars. When I see a pic of a car, I want to see the car. Not the left front fender.
wanna see as much of the car as possible.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:12 PM   #14
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I like both artsy and entire car. You do a great mix of the two in my opinion, so keep it up. I definitely see the other's points though, about getting a shot of the whole car.

That said, I love these posts.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:13 PM   #15
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I like the artsy detail shots... show me some cool machining or fabrication... maybe some extraordinary welding or unique or unusual parts/equipment usage.

Whole car pics are OK too, but either way, keep 'em coming.

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I personally don't like to overly rich, saturated (what ever you call it) photoshopped looking pics. I'd much perfer just normal (un-edited) hi-def whole car shots.
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MOAR detail shots please. Like other people have said, let's see some cool welds or machined parts, etc
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I'm not a fan of 'artistic' shots of cars. When I see a pic of a car, I want to see the car. Not the left front fender.
You take great pics but I like to see the whole car or a pic of the engine or interior is cool too. If you want to get a little more artistic get some hot chicks to pose next to the cars
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Nice pictures. You have talent.
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In order for you to properly entertain the members of OT, you should take it upon yourself to hire big busted bikini models. Otherwise, your work is excellent as always. Artsy shots would be fine.
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