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Hi, my name's lyonsroar and I take pictures!

Photography is my hobby. I've got about $2,000 (not very much at all) into my camera setup NOT including my post processing software. I've been at it for over a year now. I shoot a lot of nature shots and landscapes, but my passion is for automotive photography. One of my favorite things to do is to go to our local Porsche dealer when they're closed and shoot the cars. When I'm shooting at a closed dealer it forces me to work with the angles I am given as I can't move the cars.

Enough talk. Here's some pics!


Here's some of my previous car a 2009 MazdaSpeed3 in Crystal White Pearl.

IMG_0371-2 by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr

[img width=575 height=768]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5055/5508091746_827f001f44_b.jpg[/img]
IMG_9306-2 by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr

[img width=640 height=768]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/5414500671_5e66fe7e65_b.jpg[/img]
Duuuurty by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr


Bleach by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr


IMG_2908 by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr

[img width=512 height=768]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/5179809160_9dcf03d613_b.jpg[/img]
IMG_3188 by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr

[img width=473 height=768]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5310/5870344356_b129eb2f6f_b.jpg[/img]
UWA by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr

Here's some more recent automotive shots:

[img width=599 height=768]http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6207/6047551203_091c584770_b.jpg[/img]
IMG_8480_bw_wm by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr


IMG_8432_bw_wm by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr


Shelby by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr


IMG_8450_wm by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr


IMG_6433 by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr


There's TONS more in this gallery:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/0-60pho...7626574813865/

And tons of other pictures in my photostream:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/0-60photography/

I welcome any comments! I love to help other people out so if you have any questions, let em fly! I am by no means a professional, but I take great pride in what I do and I like to think it shows!

Thanks for looking!


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Re: Hi, my name's lyonsroar and I take pictures!

I don't understand how people get photos this nice.... mine always look like $hit


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[quote author=Mercury_66Comet_07Milan link=topic=195747.msg4104414#msg4104414 date=1314970882]
I don't understand how people get photos this nice.... mine always look like $hit
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With a nice camera and the knowledge to know how to edit


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post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-02-2011, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Hi, my name's lyonsroar and I take pictures!

Thanks! I like to think very little of it is my actual gear and the majority of it is the skills I have been practicing for this whole time!

[quote author=Shansen120 link=topic=195747.msg4104419#msg4104419 date=1314971221]
[quote author=Mercury_66Comet_07Milan link=topic=195747.msg4104414#msg4104414 date=1314970882]
I don't understand how people get photos this nice.... mine always look like $hit
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With a nice camera and the knowledge to know how to edit
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My body is a Rebel XS so bottom of the tier. My main lenses are the Canon 50mm f1.8 and the Sigma 10-20mm UWA.
I edit with PS CS5 extended, Lightroom, and Dynamic Photo HDR for my HDR rendering.

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Re: Hi, my name's lyonsroar and I take pictures!

Ah poo. I didn't know there was a Photography section.

Could a mod move my thread here:
http://www.fordfusionclub.com/index.php?board=1274.0

Please and thank you!

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Re: Hi, my name's lyonsroar and I take pictures!

Dang! Very nice. The rust bucket is an attention steal-er in the Porsche pic. I love taking pics. Wish I had the know-how and time to edit. Not to mention the quality equipment. I try to see everything in the frame. I like the keychain pic concept.

Overall. Awesome shots


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[quote author=bondservant link=topic=195747.msg4104755#msg4104755 date=1315014964]
Dang! Very nice. The rust bucket is an attention steal-er in the Porsche pic. I love taking pics. Wish I had the know-how and time to edit. Not to mention the quality equipment. I try to see everything in the frame. I like the keychain pic concept.

Overall. Awesome shots
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I wish I had the keys to every Porsche I photograph, but alas I do not.
The dealer next door to Woodhouse Porsche is kinda scummy...


EDIT:
Here's a pic from tonight.

[img width=1018 height=768]http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6074/6108106790_02f2f24734_b.jpg[/img]
IMG_8515_bw_wm by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr

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Same window, different perspective.

[img width=512 height=768]http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6193/6110512955_7fc64a7979_b.jpg[/img]
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Re: Hi, my name's lyonsroar and I take pictures!

Easy on the HDR junk!
Sure it's a fad but it still ought to die; the only one that's really terrible about it is the white speed in parking deck, it's just .. to much.


Some other things to watch out either when shooting or in post.. backgrounds.

Porsche in front of building is GORGEOUS, absolutely flawless looking, it's quite a pretty picture which sets you above everything... and then you get smashed back into reality with the ugly train in the background and the street lights and stuff in the reflections of the windows. You can only control so much taking a shot, but small things like that make a huge difference and are easy to fix in post.

Same goes with mustang; the background kills it. If you don't have one yet, look into getting a cheap 50mil 1.8
If you're running Nikon you can get some old school AI 50mils for damn cheap (sub $50)
Either way, a 50mil prime is a MUST, no questions asked. They are so cheap and can be so fast there is no reason not to have one.

Buildings are kinda nice but.. Urban Decay.. most overused current path in early photographers right now. Maybe because it looks so interesting to see some maybe abandoned building? I don't know but I do know everyone does it for whatever reason.

COLOR COLOR COLOR.. be careful; you are like me when I was beginning to learn; you're over saturating a lot of things in some colors pictures and it is to much information to handle and just looks... wrong; but no one can tell you why.. it's because there is to much color, and to much contrast.

One last thing

WATCH your blacks.
Some of them are absolutely mauled and you lose all information in them in post. Don't blow them out so much; and don't run a fill to charge them back up because that is what forms HDRs and looks weird.. you can bring some fill in, but lessen the blacks.


Your best picture is the Porsche out front (and would be much better if you went back and shot more of it at more angles). It is perfectly exposed, nothing gets lost in the darks, nothing is blown out, and it isn't over contrasted; meaning it looks.. right; almost as if you were there looking at it in person. And the surfaces make it just feel really clean.

Go easy on the wide angles; don't feel forced to use them to FIT (fit is a key word here) everything into the frame.

Crop everything out you aren't trying to depict. If you can't crop it, change angle, if you can't do that, use a faster lens. If you still can't, fix it in post. Do everything you can to fix things out in the field; never rely on post processing to fix the problems you could have prevented to begin with.


I hope these tips can help you, best of luck.

You can also check out my fan page on facebook I hardly touch anymore.
http://www.facebook.com/ANPhoto

It's got some ugly ones in there, BUT.. what's nice is you can watch my progression which is a great thing to see and look for in other photographer's work. See where they came from and where they've gone to.

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99% of what I take is HDR. You may feel that it's a fad, but I feel that it's a viable photographic technique. The Porsche out in front of the dealer that you like so much is in fact an HDR. There'd have been no way for me to get any cloud detail in the sky otherwise. I've come MILES from my first HDR's. I can't even look at my early renderings because my eyes will start bleeding... :P

My gear:
Canon Rebel XS: GRIPPED
Canon EF-S 18-55mm
Canon EF 75-300mm
Canon EF 50mm 1.8
Sigma 10-20mm
Sunpak6000PG (pistol grip+ball head)
Vivitar 383 Flashgun
No-Name Extension Tubes

Software:
Photoshop CS5 Extended
Dynamic Photo HDR
Lightroom 3.2


I have really been working on my B&W renderings for the last few weeks. It's something I've struggled with for a loooong time.

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