Took my z3 on a photoshoot with a mate of mine.

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Took my z3 on a photoshoot with a mate of mine.

Post by Dave'z3 » Tue 03 May, 2011 13:45

Hey all,

My mate is just getting into photography, and I've always been into Photoshop and Lightroom. We put our heads together and this is what we came up with. I'm really pleased with them how they came out, then putting it into black and white finished it off. Anyway enough talking...

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Thanks for viewing :D

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Post by Jackster » Tue 03 May, 2011 14:17

Excellent work Dave! Love the 1st and 6th especially. :bow

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Post by Titan » Tue 03 May, 2011 15:37

Lovely pics Dave :thumb:

One question - why have you got 8 screws securing the front number plate and none at the rear :puzzle:
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Post by Dave'z3 » Tue 03 May, 2011 15:58

Thanks guys! Was really pleased with them.

Titan, it was like that when I bought it about 3 weeks ago. I wondered the same thing...I came to the conclusion that because it's angular they couldn't get it to stick. Just a guess tho.

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Post by Jonesy » Tue 03 May, 2011 16:55

Last one is mega would be a perfect for a pc screen saver
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Post by BimBeema » Tue 03 May, 2011 17:03

Excellent Photos Dave. I've just bought my first digital SLR camera and getting interested in photography, might do something similar, not sure if the results would be the same though! :roll:

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Post by GazHyde » Tue 03 May, 2011 17:33

Nice on Dave! I've only had a squint on my iPhone, because we can't access ImageShack through our company firewall :head:

Will have to wait till I'm home to see them if their full glory...

I had noticed the number plate on the Surrey cruise and assumed the previous owner was security conscious :D

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Post by seasurfer » Tue 03 May, 2011 17:38

Excellent photos, i like the first one best of your car, put it on the background of the last one, there's a little job for you :wink:

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Post by Dave'z3 » Tue 03 May, 2011 18:55

Jonesy - Cheers mate, I've got that one as my desktop and a slide show of all of them as a screen saver. I have a HD TV as my monitor and the resolution of the camera is bigger than 1080p. He spent about a grand and a half on it...

BimBeema - That's crap...you could easily get these results. First if you're shooting at night you want to use a tripod (sorry I'm not available :P) keep the shutter speed as low as possible (we kept it open for the max - 30 secs). The lighting was just the street lights in the area the actual image was very orange, due to the colour of the lights. Then I ran the image through Adobe Lightroom, where you can change the exposure of each colour element and thus getting that black and white effect. Then you are able to touch up the individual elements of the photos - for example in some of them I made the background more blurred so that the car was the focal point. Then brought the brightness of the car up so that it "popped". It's really just trial and error, just enjoy it and think about car photos you've seen to get ideas of positioning.

Gaz - Cheers mate, the screen on the iphone is great so im sure it still had the same effect. As for the plate...I do live in London, actually thinking about a padlock for both plates - just to be sure :P

Seasurfer - If I just change the lighting slightly on the 6th one and add the blue tinge I did with the first one, then it would probably have the same effect :D
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Post by seasurfer » Tue 03 May, 2011 19:29

That sounds good, do you want a pic of a black zed to practice with :wink:

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Post by Malcolm E Zed » Tue 03 May, 2011 20:13

Nice pics

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Post by Ragtop » Tue 03 May, 2011 21:16

Good work Dave they are stunning pictures. :thumb:
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Post by snoops » Tue 03 May, 2011 21:32

Really nice pics, thanks for sharing :thumb:
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Post by J1SUA » Tue 03 May, 2011 22:29

Great pictures they are stunning. Great skills both with the photos and photoshop

Sort the front plate out though please. Those 8 fixers look wrong IMO :wink:

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Post by Jamezee » Wed 04 May, 2011 07:07

Very nice, these Titanium Zilver cars even look good in black and white :D
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Post by Titan » Wed 04 May, 2011 07:56

J1SUA wrote: Sort the front plate out though please. Those 8 fixers look wrong IMO :wink:
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Post by Hard Top » Wed 04 May, 2011 10:37

Fantastic, #7 is my favorite.
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Post by Buz007 » Wed 04 May, 2011 20:09

brilliant :shock:
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Post by northwestred » Wed 04 May, 2011 20:11

Brilliant photography and looks soo good in B&W....my favourite media.
Well done Dave and thanks for sharing them with us, hope you haven't set a bench mark.
These would look great in the next calender.
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Post by chris1984_99_99 » Thu 05 May, 2011 11:26

Now they ARE impressive! Great car in a great location! Have you any idea what camera your mate was using?
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This sideways motion is feeling all too familiar...

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Post by Dave'z3 » Sat 07 May, 2011 21:17

Thanks LOADS everyone :D the camera was a Nikon D7000...it's his main toy as he doesn't have a car yet (although my zed has made him A LOT more interested in getting one).

All the best!

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Post by yalden » Sun 08 May, 2011 00:26

Ahhh how much I would love to get some photos of my car with the Canary Wharf setting in the background! Unfortunately I'm about 4 hours drive away :-(

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Post by Jack » Sun 08 May, 2011 16:18

Amazing Pics :o

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