Photomode noob need help ! (Nu Galery inside)

Discussion in 'GT6 Photo Mode' started by ekOz, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. ekOz

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    Hi,

    I'm a noob GT photomode user and I need help to improve mi pics.
    Reading tutorials here helped me a lot, but I can't get to that realistic level you guys are hiting here.

    There are my favourites pics from mine:

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    As you can see, I figured out today how to increase quality, by using 16:9 and x2 mode.
    Here is my gallery, sorted by upload date: http://imgur.com/a/Z4z0A#0

    I can't get that level of detail, or how the light works for reflections. What advices can you give me ?
    I mess up a lot of time with Fstop, dunno if i have to gup up or stay a little blurred.
    I do no editing, I'm really bad at this.

    I try to do things like this:

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5531/11438840465_580422ed91_c.jpg
    http://users.gtpla.net/forum/attachments/city-of-arts-and-sciences-night_4-jpg.96202/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jus1029/11750117163/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jus1029/11686743893/


    Thanks !
     
  2. leeislee

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    There isn't a golden rule really, each photo needs a different approach. In reality its practice practice practice.

    You should ask the creator of any pictures you like how they did it. Nothing wrong with your photos mate. They look good to me.
     
  3. ekOz

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    Thanks. So I'll keep training 'till I get that level I want.

    But I'm really happy with my latets pics, especially the GTR ones.
     
  4. KING OF SKULLS

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    Like Lee said, practice. And try not to compare your art with one others art. Everyone has a different style and view.

    Most of the masterclass shots (like your examples) are post edited. So don't think those photos came directly from the game.

    One tip for sharp unedited shots is to get the angle you like, autofocus (square button) on the point nearest to the camera with the focus set to 1.0. Then raise the focus till your happy with the result. Do this everytime you change the angle or the position of the camera and your safe.

    I also think you're on a good way, your shots looks great. Feel free to ask, if you have further questions.
     
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  5. zzz_pt

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    As others said, practice practice practice and if you need anything just ask. ;)

    The harder part (at least in my opinion) is composition. This is half of the shot. You should "play" with diferent exposure sttings. In your last shot for example you must have 0.0 and the image looks dark. With a slight increase of the exposure you should get a better and clearer shot.
     
  6. Polarfox

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    Also i feeel to add this: Photoshop!
    The colors in GT6 might bee good, but nowhere near real. So some cuvres adjusting, color arjusting, and it will be more like a real photo ;)
     
  7. zzz_pt

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    Indeed. But the basics can be learned in-game. If someone dives into PS without having a clue of how to take a shot in photomode, it's worthless. :D
     
  8. Polarfox

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    Yes indeed.
    But looking at his shots, he has a pretty decent start :D
     
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  9. iaustin7

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  10. LondonSV

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    Your GT-R pics are really good, I'm not a fan of GT-Rs either.
     
  11. Jay.

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    I've just had a look through your imgur gallery, and you do have some good pics in there.
    Like others have said, it does take practice but in time your photos will improve as you learn different techniques.
    Also, take a lot of consideration for the car you want to shoot. If you want a bit more reflective light and body lines to look a bit more dramatic then choose the colour wisely, as many paints will give a slightly dull looking car, (ie. Matte paints), metallics and pearl effect paints are always a good start.

    So far so good. Keep it up, and when you're happy with it post it. I'm sure many others including myself would like to see more.

    Edit: One guide I found to be really good is Composition Tips & Techniques by leeislee
     
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  12. ekOz

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    Thanks for your support guys !

    @iaustin7: I readed it many times, and with GT6 alongside to test ingame and really understand thing like fstop and AE Lock. What did you mean by "angle" ?

    @Jay: paint is my main problem. I realise that the mate Black is not good for photography. I search on the web how to get good and deep blacks, Metallic or Pearl. I only have Solid paints...
    I readed this guide too, its great.

    I got some ideas for my next photoshoots, I will upload them here (or maybe create a gallery thread).
     
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  13. ekOz

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    My first gallery, thme is "Old vs New" !
    First serie, the Nissan Skyline GTR:

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    http://imgur.com/a/84BfU#0

    Enjoy =)

    Do you think I can open a galery thread ?
     
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  14. MrWaflz55

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    Try using panning mode 2 and setting the fps to 60 for motion shots