I'm currently embarking on a new project for my studio. Vehicle photography. It's getting an awesome response from many of my "motorhead" customers, and I wanted to share some of my first results with you folks and get some opinions. This is my first post btw, and I'm very pleased to be a member of the crew
I was really concerned with glare being a problem, and I asked a lot of people if I could use a polarizing and star filter together. It appeared that nobody had. I tried. The results are pretty obvious with the motorcycle pictures. IT WORKS! The car is actually mine, and very dirty in the picture, but I think it looks good. Input anyone? (Sorry I can't reduce the size of my pictures, I need them at that resolution on my webpage.
Very good. In the picture of your car the polarizer is obviously needed. Tricky shot. Yes you can stack the two filters, just remember not to crop too tight in the viewfinder so that you can later on discard the vignetted corners. BTW, you can always make a copy for us here of your very nice pictures. Lens? Hey! Just visited your site. Nice design and a feature not often found: it loads up very fast. Congratulations. I like the second picture of the cowgirl model with hat very much (not the one showing the tatoo); likewise the kid´s natural light picture. Well done. Have a great time JRP (Nikonian at the north-eastern Mexican desert) My profile Previous photographic journey, before Nikonians: A Brief Love Story
Hehe thanks on the compliments on the website. Actually I run 40-ish websites, and it's my server, so I made sure it rocked I do some fashion stuff and she's a model I've done a lot of portfolio work with. The kids are my kids I couldn't resist the shot that day. It ended up turning out quite nice
yep different film, they were also scanned at a slightly lower resolution. I'm rather annoyed at scanning negative film since I've switched to slides for the vast majority of my work. Unfortunately the results aren't as nice for prints from slides for my application, I've found....especially with the size of enlargements I get on them.. Thanks for the praise on the site. My husband does all the html, and I do all the graphics and layout. If anyone wants one done, lemme know! Treasure
Nice shots, but the polarizer does funky things to the stress patterns in the acrylic windscreens. That's what causes the interference pattern rainbow and grey haze artifacts that are especially obvious in the top bike shot. It's easy to fix one problem with a polarizer only to introduce others you don't notice until later on.
Yeah, I was a little concerned about the stress patterns too, but a) they didn't show up that much in the prints and b) what did show up actually looked really neat. Instead of being clear, I think it added a little bit more than if it had been. It's REALLY hard to get rid of them..but I can't shoot that much chrome without the filter and have the glare not be overwhelming (tried that, it was NO fun!)