LOL. Maybe not. Mine will be blue, so maybe I can pretend it isn't a prancing pony.
Good tips. I guess I am technically a professional photographer as well! Also an "Award Winning" photographer...Just a some quick photo tips for all you new photographers.
Try to shoot with the sun behind you so the subject is well lit.
To get a better sense of speed, shoot at 1/60th shutter speed and panning mode 3. This will blur the wheels, ground and background a bit to give the viewer the feeling of speed. Otherwise the vehicle may be going 100mph but it looks like it's standing still.
If you must shoot from the shadowed side of the car, bump up the EV to a point where you get more detail from the underexposed areas. I have noticed that the photo engine of the game tends to underexpose...so you may want to bump all your photos up a bit as a rule.
Don't be afraid to shoot tight...really tight. It ups the drama of racing situations. Unless the point is to shoot wide for effect of course
If there are multiple vehicles in the shot, don't be afraid to up the F-stop to 18 or 22 if you want to see more details in vehicles further away from the actual focus point.
On the other hand, separate the subject from everyone else by throwing the F-stop to under 2.8. This will blur almost anything else out except the focus point.
Feel free to shoot from a lower position. It makes the subjects appear larger than life.
Crash photos in general aren't very cool. No one likes to see themselves crashing. And the game replay engine doesn't make it look very realistic anyways. Focus on what people want to see...positive images of themselves.
If anyone has any question about photography, I am an actual, real-life photographer. I know, you're thinking "how is this possible?" but it's true. I own a camera AND take photos. And I have sold at least one photo in the millions of images I have taken which qualifies anyone as a professional. Someone was actually happy with a photo I took and bought it. So hey, now I'm a Pro...forever
Some snark implied...but I do like taking photos so feel free to ask questions.
I was gonna say...
Nice angles but way too underexposed
I have noticed that the photo engine of the game tends to underexpose...so you may want to bump all your photos up a bit as a rule.
If they appear underexposed after I get it on my PC I just throw them in Lightroom (I'm a sports photographer so no need for full PS) and bump up a few things to get where I need.I went back to PS and have to say that those images are brighter there.
In fact I'm ACE (Adobe Certified Expert) in Photoshop, but since they was just good on screen I didn't Photoshop any...
I'll pay more attention on next ones.
PS.: I'm using the same device (LED) plugged on my PS and MacBook Pro and they are really too way dark (underexpose) on my Mac/Photoshop.
I use Photoshop at home but at work and on other computers I always suggest GIMP... it's a great free image editor that's quite powerful and full-featured.
Before my brother graduated from college I had him buy me a copy of CS6 extented. Cheap with student discount and don't have to worry about authentication or any of that other stuff. I used CS2 before that and that now resides on a backup laptop at homeStarted using this recently to do paint work on iRacing. Decent software. Prefer PS, but my only copy is on my other desktop that I don't use at all. Need to chase a cough cracked version of a newer PS. Or just break down and pay to play.
PS license agreement allows it to be installed on two computersStarted using this recently to do paint work on iRacing. Decent software. Prefer PS, but my only copy is on my other desktop that I don't use at all. Need to chase a cough cracked version of a newer PS. Or just break down and pay to play.
Post them no-one should be critical and you may get some good advice. Plus I may like them and use them for the banners.lol damn I'm scared to post my pics now. Gonna be handed my ass if these photos arent right haha
Speaking of snow, I'm on the runway about to take off from Denver and head back home. Just wrapped up an awesome vacation at Steamboat where I rode fresh powder and taught my daughter how to ski. Nothing quite as rewarding as that combo.We have about 3/4" snow - any reason I should not use my 1/10 RC car?
I use PS Elements for any other basic crap I need to do. Oftentimes it's bundled with other things for free.I use Photoshop at home but at work and on other computers I always suggest GIMP... it's a great free image editor that's quite powerful and full-featured.