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By Marlin_owner
Part of a photoshoot I did for this small car manufacturer recently.
Would be interested in feedback.

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pulsar69 18 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2006 10:51PM
Thats a beautiful looking car , good points , the car is filling the screen a good crop , the light reflecting from the side of the car gives it good depth , bad - the sky is a little colourless and could do with a lift , and there a lot of little marks in the sky that look like dirt on your sensor or lens ?
pennyspike 19 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2006 11:04PM
This one stands out from the thumbnail.
Unlike pulsar, I would like a little more space around the car! The background landscape is lovely. Maybe a different viewpont would improve it to avoid the top of the hills being so close to the top of the car.
The lighting is a little harsh
The dust marks in the sky are easy to fix.
I hope he gave you a ride in it for your trouble.
Marlin_owner 17 658 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2006 12:38AM
Thanks for the comments.

I must apologise as the final image had the dust marks removed (& my camera cleaned the following day)

I had good ride in it and am going to be testing the car in the near future for a magazine.

I had aproximately an hour to get this and a few more done as a magazine had asked the company for a pic to fit to their deadline.

This is the one the mag chose.
blackett 19 18
22 Nov 2006 7:41AM
I would like to have seen the top of the car protrude above the horizon, giving the car more impact in the shot. What magazine did they use this shot in? There is a better one in Jap Performance mag on page 10 which shows more of the front. IanSmile
rossi 19 142 11 England
22 Nov 2006 8:08AM
Go for a more dynamic viewpoint, maybe looking down the side of the car with the headlight filling quarter of the frame and shoot from down low, so that the car is presented as a triangular shape breaking out of either the left or the right side. The best place for ideas like this is in any of the high quality motoring magazines. Always try and get the car to break the horizon, this stops the picture splitting into two halfs.

You mentioned you did this for the car manufacturer, did you take any abstract cameo shots?, wheels nuts, steering wheel centre, dash board etc etc, these can always be used to accompany the 'main' image in any literature they have produced.

Hope this is of help.
Marlin_owner 17 658 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2006 6:05PM
Blackett, I'm not sure as I haven't seen it, but that might be one of mine too.

There were about 6 shots given to the mag and this one was printed (pg33 Evo - Dec06).

This was a bit of a rush job and I may have picked a different one of those submitted.

The light / shadows are harsh as it was taken around 2pm.

I can see now, both with the comments and looking at the picture how the viewpoint could have been improved in this shot.

I will be visiting them again to get close ups. The interior was unfinished when this was taken.

I have posted another from the shoot. Would be interested on opinions on which is better etc.

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