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My current photographic outlook is split between composite imaging involving a lot of photoshop work, and taking images that are very limited in the post process - as close to out-of-camera as possible.
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  • Hot Wheels

    The first thing I notice is the edges of the burnout smoke, as they need to blend more softly.
    Study other burnout images to see how the smoke flows, so you can then add smoke realistically.

    I have some experience in automotive composite imaging, and my advice would be to collect some foreground/background images you can use with your car,
    once cut out. Make sure to use similar perspectives and angles, and most importantly lighting, when shooting your stock images, so they fit well with your main subject.

    The pen tool is my preferred cut-out technique, as it will give you long smooth curves as well as short curves, which cars are formed from.
    It takes a while to start with but with practice, it gets quicker.
    That said, you need to also consider cutting out the window glass, and blend to show your new backgroung.

    Good luck and persevere!
    • 9 Jul 2016 11:07AM
  • West Ten Nitro Funny Car

    Thanks all for commenting -
    Nowhere else can you feel an engine through the ground, like you can when a top fuel/funny car makes a pass.
    Kevin, I envy you living so close to 'Pod, and pleased to hear you have young ones attracted to the sport.
    It's also great to see the junior dragster racing making ground, providing a solid foundation for the next top fuel drivers of the future.
    • 2 Jun 2016 12:05AM
  • Panning practice #3

    Quote:Well panned. Festival of Power?

    I had to check, but it was the Euronats in September 15 - 11.25am to be preciseSmile
    • 1 Jun 2016 4:29PM
  • We do eat better in Texas

    Nice overhead food shot!
    Learned all about meat smoking from a texan.
    • 31 May 2016 9:03AM
  • W a t e r w o r l d

    Thanks Chris, it does look idyllic. That said, I hope they get early warnings about tsunamis!
    • 26 Mar 2016 7:19PM
  • Female Sparrowhawk

    Excellent capture.
    • 26 Mar 2016 3:12PM
  • The long and winding bench.

    • 26 Mar 2016 10:28AM
  • Love looking at your portfolio Adrian - excellent work.
    • Posted on tomcat's profile
    • 30 Jul 2014 9:26PM
  • Thanks for the pf comment Dazzi -
    there's a nice style emerging in your work too!
    All the best
    • Posted on dazzi_b's profile
    • 8 Jan 2013 4:55PM
  • Very, very good and unique portfolio already.
    I've been playing around for 5 years now -
    I can't wait to see what you might be doing with your images in 5 years Smile
    • Posted on p12owe's profile
    • 3 Dec 2012 8:16PM
  • Really like your PF K_T, some really brilliant work.
    • Posted on K_T's profile
    • 6 Jun 2012 7:39PM
  • Great PF Diana - really good work.
    All the best -
    • Posted on Diana's profile
    • 3 Nov 2011 9:53AM
  • Hey Johnny Smile
    I like your showcase - a great selection of your work.
    Time you posted another pic for me to spot... Smile
    All the best
  • You have a unique style in your photography Cor - and your imagery is superb. An excellent portfolio.
    • Posted on Cor's profile
    • 9 Sep 2010 10:18AM
  • Outstanding PF!
    Hi Stace, you've been clicking me recently - thanks for the support, so I have come to leave you a PF message.
    Your macro photography is superb, and I've just emailed a link to it, to a friend of mine who's also keen on butterflies.
    All the best,
    • Posted on Stace's profile
    • 7 Sep 2010 7:03PM
  • Superb PF Chris, some really fine creative photo-imagery, which I find most inspiring.
    • Posted on casell's profile
    • 8 Aug 2010 11:13PM
  • I'm inspired by your portrait work Brian - an excellent portfolio.
    • Posted on McBrian's profile
    • 21 Jun 2010 12:37PM