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I know there arent too many aspiring photographers in here, but this topic doesn't have to apply only to photographers as it was originally intended on another forum I frequent. The idea is to post up a few pictures of what a normal day of work is like for you. I wrote mine up with some basic info and a few photography tips, but that isn't always going to be necessary. It may be a bad idea, but I just thought I would try it and see if it catches on. So I will start...

Even though I just moved in last week, for the next few months, I will be waking up here. And no I am not conceited, I just needed something to hang on my wall and I had an excess of 13 x 19 paper. The right side of the room will soon be covered with posters from my fav photogs like Scott Chu, as Easton Chang, Scott Dukes, and Steve Demmitt.

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With any shoot, if you have time, it is always good to run some light tests. You can see me on the very left fiddling around a bit. Me and my friend Andrew realized shortly after doing this test, that it may be better shooting the car in the other direction.

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The highlight of any feature car shoot is of course the rig shots. I actually managed to take a lot more than normal as the light was just right and I was using all ambient. My boom was originally two 6ft aluminum poles with an additional larger diameter aluminum pole as a coupler. However, after I left it on the ground in the garage one evening and my dad ran over it, I have had to revise it to its current state to get it to the rigidity it once had. Please don't ask me for parts numbers or anything as I really dont know them

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Good lighting relies a lot on good problem solving and you can't solve a problem if you don't know what you are dealing with. That being said, I chimp, and I chimp often.

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I realized soon after that I was missing an opportunity to show off the roll cage in the shot of the spoiler and so I placed a bare strobe inside of the car to illuminate the interior.

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One of the pains of dealing with studio lights is managing all the wires. I have on more than one occasion not left enough slack and yanked over a light on accident.

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I think most of you have seen me use this technique before, but foam core is awesome. Go buy some. Here I am using it to bring out the letters on the chrome Kaminari badge.

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Eh dont look up my shorts, but here I was trying to get a picture of the exhaust. Once again using the foam core...

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I couldnt get the results I was looking for in the last shot, so I did a little bit of problem solving and tried something different...taking the softbox and light off its stand.

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I dont have anymore to show, so I guess I can show you what one of the pictures looked like.

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There are quite a few aspiring photogs. on here. Some are just for a hobby like me but very good thread.
 

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ramman434 said:
I agree w/ Gay Bee. More pics of the FD now!
FD? the gods of nissan will strike you down now.........any minute i swear
 

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ramman434 said:
I agree w/ Gay Bee. More pics of the FD now!
FD? the gods of nissan will strike you down now.........any minute i swear
Wow called out. What is wrong with you ranmman? Give me your 240 now.
 

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ramman434 said:
I agree w/ Gay Bee. More pics of the FD now!
Nissan should be calling you soon and demanding that you release posession of your car.
 

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tripleJs15 said:
can you post the finshed shots ?
Naw, both cars are going to print, so I am going to hold off. Sorry.
 
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