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I was looking back to some of my old pics. I got a pretty good laugh out of some of them!! Some of the early shots were really horrid. :nutkick The angles at which I take my pics are by and large the same. But I think my lighting skills have improved a little over time. With all the great tips that like vegasracer and Ronan have shared, I've very very slowly improved my picture taking skills.

Here's a bit of walk down "Memory Lane" oh yeah....I borrowed SM Jr's V12 LMR for all these shots. :giggle What would I do without him??

(way back in Sept 2003 - picture taken on my piano bench :giggle )


(early days experimenting with "aluminized" bristol board. I still hadn't figured out what "White Balance" setting to use on my digicam. I was using overhead halogen lights that resulted in flare spots off the back vertical portion of the board....YUK!)


(still using the "aluminized" bristol board but with natural sunlight. Results still stink since I can't control the flare spots :ranting )


(now using the reflective black bristol board with two halogen lights and "ghetto" mylar diffusers)


So I've come to learn that patience and dogged persistence is what's really needed to improve myself in this funny photography business. :cheers
 

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RichardM said:
OK, which one is the horrid one again? :confused I wish mine could look as bad. :lol
The 2nd one. I was just looking at an Enzo picture I took ~8 months ago. I used a tableclothe of some sort for a backdrop. It was gross!!! :puke
 
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StygianMax said:
(now using the reflective black bristol board with two halogen lights and "ghetto" mylar diffusers)


So I've come to learn that patience and dogged persistence is what's really needed to improve myself in this funny photography business. :cheers
:drool :drool :drool

I definitely need to "ghetto - nize" my set up. Simply beautiful shot. :cheers
 

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FordGT said:
RichardM said:
That is a great shot Justin. :tongue What lighting set-up did you use?
:cheers
It's a secret! I can't tell you guys! :lol

J/K, I actually just hold the light above the model, adjust my exposure settings, and click away... :cheers
You made that sound so easy! It'll probably take me 3 months to master that technique. :lol :lol

Awesome shot of the Nardo! :happy :happy
 

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Getter 3 said:
StygianMax said:
(now using the reflective black bristol board with two halogen lights and "ghetto" mylar diffusers)


So I've come to learn that patience and dogged persistence is what's really needed to improve myself in this funny photography business. :cheers
:drool :drool :drool

I definitely need to "ghetto - nize" my set up. Simply beautiful shot. :cheers
Thanks G3! I like this shot a lot because of the way the light reflects off the wheel spokes. I'll post some of the other V12 LMR shots in a separate thread later. :cheers
 

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I am not even going to show my first pics :scared :eek:hmy :giggle

I just want to thank the people here like Felix and VR and so many others for helping me improve my pics :cheers :cheers

I didn't even have a DC till I came here :lol

Very nice pictures guys! :nicejob :nicejob :nicejob
 
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