Fotobug - Episode 236 - Car photography
Before we get into the tutorial, first recent photography news!
Ricoh has reported that it will not drop the Pentax name and are planning more Pentax products. The FAA has expanded LAANC to increase access for commercial drone pilots in controlled airspace. Sony has reportedly overtaken Nikon for the largest market share in the global digital camera market, based upon revenue. Alter RFS is a hinged camera filter holder now available on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. North Face has placed themselves in hot water by replacing images on Wikipedia with its own images to promote the brand!
In this episode, Fred and Jim demonstrate how to photograph a car - and make it look good! One important criteria was to use minimal equipment. In this example, simple speedlights were used along with a softbox and a flash trigger (all Canon equipment - but any camera manufacturer's camera and flash can be used!). In addition, a second method is discussed in case you only have a single flash. Simply lock the camera down on a tripod, using a hand-held speedlight - use the camera pop-up flash or a flash trigger and take several images of the automobile from different angles. Finally - stack the images in Photoshop and use the Lighten mode on each upper layer to apply the lightest part of each image to the final scene. You may also apply masking to the various layers and even adjust opacity as needed!
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