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Any tips on how to photograph black cars?

Discussion in 'Mustang Talk' started by 1998232v6, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. 1998232v6

    1998232v6 2004 Silver Cobra

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    Ok, so now that i have a good camera Fujifilm Finepix S3280(14 megapixel).... I need to know how to use it on my car. I just can't figure out what exposure time and how to apply light to the car. any thoughts from people who have been doing this for a longer time?
     
  2. rbuckels

    rbuckels SIMA-PH

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    On a black car? challenging. I got my best pictures under artificial light or late day after the sun goes low enough that you vehicle is not in a shadow. You light will be diffused enough to avoid major glare. Find the best angle to avoid Flash reflection by taking a good flashlight and going around the vehicle to see what angle is best.

    Good luck!
     
  3. mac_mogul

    mac_mogul Ned knows best.

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    Circular polarizer would be a great accessory

    Keep the lighting indirect, keep the ISO low, keep the shutter slow.
     
  4. 1998232v6

    1998232v6 2004 Silver Cobra

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    thanks guys, I'm getting my GT slammed on Wednesday and I want the pics to be :drool:
     
  5. goldstang2k

    goldstang2k Made in Canada

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    during sundown works great,, avoid direct light cause it just goes to shyte,, or too dark or.. yea shyte..

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    Codi_P TGOD

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    Artificial light will probably give you the desired results. Light colored cement and walls are also helpful.
     
  7. LilRoush

    LilRoush Rare Roush Collector

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    Yep, I've only had good luck in low light.
    Now Raymond, on the other hand, shot my car with the sun blasting down on us and his raw shots are better than my touched up shots. (But he is a photo guru, and I suck.)
     
  8. goldstang2k

    goldstang2k Made in Canada

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    this is direct light for me.. yuck.. i pretty much hate my car on sunny days,

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  9. 1998232v6

    1998232v6 2004 Silver Cobra

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    I got some tips from Taylor last night. It sucks that black is so hard to shoot.