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    Not really banned Michael's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Dietrich View Post
    Thanks Michael, i appreciate it! What is a tilt shift?

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    Tilt shift is an old school way of making a double exposure to make the foreground and background surrounding the subject look slightly out of focus, and punching up the colors to make your subject look like a scale model in a diorama. Most cameras these days do that with one menu setting.

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    Not really banned Michael's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Dietrich View Post
    Here are a couple I took last night after I got a four wheel alignment and gave her a good bath...
    Twilight is one of my favorite lighting conditions for these cars. The first one at ground level is great. And I agree about the doors...these cars look awesome with the doors closed, in fact they look good from any angle.

    One thing I try to do is step away from my subject to give a more honest depiction of the car's true shape as it is in person. You know the front of the car with the doors up on the DOA logos? That's hideous and the picture used to make that logo was taken from a very near position forcing the camera to give us a perspective that is not 100% accurate. If that same picture was taken from 30' away and zoomed in to frame instead of 3' away, the fisheye/peep hole perspective would be gone leaving one strikingly gorgeous car. Instead we get this morphed stupid looking front end and a pair of doors, no fender flares, no mirrors, no real body width because it is all covered up by standing too close to the front.

    Too damn close:

    2017-09-09-21-56-14-.jpg

    Better:

    images-2.jpg
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    Here's one I took yesterday on a little rally up Angels Crest Highway... incorporates enhanced perspective & fisheye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Tilt shift is an old school way of making a double exposure to make the foreground and background surrounding the subject look slightly out of focus, and punching up the colors to make your subject look like a scale model in a diorama. Most cameras these days do that with one menu setting.
    Oh okay as I didn't know what you meant by that and I wasn't trying to go for no trick photography or anything like that because I simply just took it in the Twilight hours of the evening would just my camera phone and just trying to hurry up because I had dinner in the oven lol. Besides the first shot of it at ground level I got from my seven-year-old son because the crazy angles he takes pictures with his camera phone or my digital camera when we're at car shows or pictures he has taken at our club events is really astonishing for a little seven-year-old boy! Getting camera shots at his height level really changes how you look at things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Twilight is one of my favorite lighting conditions for these cars. The first one at ground level is great. And I agree about the doors...these cars look awesome with the doors closed, in fact they look good from any angle.

    One thing I try to do is step away from my subject to give a more honest depiction of the car's true shape as it is in person. You know the front of the car with the doors up on the DOA logos? That's hideous and the picture used to make that logo was taken from a very near position forcing the camera to give us a perspective that is not 100% accurate. If that same picture was taken from 30' away and zoomed in to frame instead of 3' away, the fisheye/peep hole perspective would be gone leaving one strikingly gorgeous car. Instead we get this morphed stupid looking front end and a pair of doors, no fender flares, no mirrors, no real body width because it is all covered up by standing too close to the front.

    Too damn close:

    2017-09-09-21-56-14-.jpg

    Better:

    images-2.jpg
    Yeah yeah see what you mean and I definitely like the second picture better because I like seeing shots of the car where you can get a three-dimensional look at the different angles of the car of down the sides, the front, a little bit of the roof line. Something that shows the actual true form of the car. With this kind of car and the angular shapes and sharp lines that it has it's really almost impossible to take a bad shot unless you do the fish eye thing and that up close photo that you first posted.

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