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i don't even see how it could be mounted on the same car?! :AF:
He's right:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/radiantmark/4613026557/" title="Original unedited rig photo by Mark Jardine, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3411/4613026557_02bf12b12f_o.jpg" width="800" height="533" alt="Original unedited rig photo" /></a>

The hardest part is removing the rig from the photo. :) This is how all all the very sharp moving car photos are done for magazines.

Here's a pretty decent writeup on it: http://www.diyphotography.net/take-cool-car-photos-with-a-diy-specialized-car-rig

I bought pretty much the same hardware from that article.
 

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BMW HP2 Sport. (not mine, unfortunately)



 

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Believe it or not, this image was shot at ISO 1600 when it was almost dark:

 

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i would believe it because if my D90 can pull something like that off, then your 5d should be able to :gap:
i love meerkats !!!!
 

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Kind of a failed attempt at lighting my car with 2 umbrellas. I really hate black cars when it comes to photographing them.

 

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why not just light up the car w/ the bare lights? besides you're really good at ps so you make it look good
 

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why not just light up the car w/ the bare lights? besides you're really good at ps so you make it look good
That would be fine if my end goal was to just have nice photos of my car. I'm trying to become a better photographer and controlled lighting is key for a lot of shots. :)
 

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maybe you should help others on here w/ your lighting knowledge too instead of just posting your pics and thanking people for their comments :gap:
 

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maybe you should help others on here w/ your lighting knowledge too instead of just posting your pics and thanking people for their comments :gap:
I don't have any lighting knowledge, hence the mediocre shot. And last time I tried to make a helpful thread, it didn't go too well. :gap: If anyone ever wants to know how I did something, I'm always happy to explain. :)
 

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Trying to get more into automotive photography and the best way to do that is to shoot more cars! So this is my first photo shoot of someone else's car in a while. I think the car came out pretty well, but the background is sort of meh. The rig photos came out pretty bad because it was night and orange street lamps were killing the white balance. Live and learn.








 

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no side profile pics? :( that car looks really nice ! seems like you used a huge softbox in one of those pics. do you like weigh it down w/ something because when i take my umbrellas out the damn wind messes w/ them
 

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I didn't have much time to shoot more stills because we had to move to a new location for the rig photos and it was already getting dark. For the lighting, I used a shoot-through umbrella. Wind is almost always an issue, but I had the owner of the car hold the umbrella for me. Since I was shooting for free, I had him be my assistant. :D You can get a few sand bags to put on your light stand. I need to get a few of those.
 

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i'm surprised you didn't fix all those rock chips from his front lip :gap:
nice work though, i want to own a car rig one day.
 
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