LUW: The wheels/slotted brake discs and calipers are definitely highlights on this model.
Pavel: I bought this car a couple weeks ago but didn't get a chance to photograph it until a few nights ago. I had been struggling with the lighting and image processing. Part of what I do after the image editting is to see how they look on 3 monitors (1 LCD and 2 CRTs). If they don't look good on BOTH CRTs, I go back to re-edit the pictures. It does take time but is worth the effort.
Guys: Thanks for all your kind words. I'm glad my pictures do justice to the fine work that Autoart did on this car.
MB: Is that the red/silver XANAVI or the blue one you're lookign for?
Winston: No penance needed. :lol And you actually don't need a fancy-schmancy digicam to take pics like that. My camera is a 3.2Mpix. But it does have manual control over the aperture and shutter speed etc. Having well-designed (but not necesarily expensive) lights is critical. Here are some of my tips on taking pictures and how I achieve that dark background.
Something tells me you really like this AUTOart model. Hmmm.... :confused
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I'd really prefer it NOT being sealed. To be honest, AUTOart hooked me with their awesome effort with the slotted brake discs, wheels, calipers and tires. If it weren't for that, I might have passed on it and waited for a good deal on it.
Here are some earlier pics I took. They were shot against a matte black background taken by a window. The contrast is such that the rear wing and skirt shows up a lot better but the colours of the car itself doesn't seem to punch out quite as vividly.
Do you have a preference for which style of background you like better Mike?