My Mini :)


Pjwebbs

Link Posted 07/08/2013 - 13:07
This is the first time I've aimed my DSLR at my car, so not really knowing to much about automotive photography I thought I'd give it a crack. He are my best pics. Any feedback would be much appreciated.

1.


MINI-6.2 by pjwebbs, on Flickr

2.


MINI-5 by pjwebbs, on Flickr

3.


MINI-4 by pjwebbs, on Flickr

4.


MINI-7.1 by pjwebbs, on Flickr

Thanks for looking
Pentax K5ii / Tammy 17-50 / Pentax-F 50 1.7 / Siggy 70-300 / Siggy 150-500 / and my favourite Pentax-A 70-210.

Gamka

Link Posted 07/08/2013 - 15:03
I can see that a lot of work went into preparing the car polishing everything, blacking tyres and more.

The effect of a mono background and just the car in full colour really works well.

It may sound petty - but look at a lot of car or vehicle adverts and you will see the care they take on the wheel orientation.

The wheels should be rotated so that, in the case of 8 spoke, there is a vertical pair which creates symmetry and that the name is horizontal. For 5 spoke - one points to 12 o'clock and for 6 spoke either a pair vertical or horizontal.

In picture three there are a couple of stones or marks on the left rear tyre.

The dangly thing hanging from the mirror can it be cloned out?

The radio aerial - yes, it is part of the car but again could be cloned out to improve the third image.

Russ

Link Posted 07/08/2013 - 15:18
I think you have got the angles spot on. And placement in the frame looks good too. For someone who hasn't shot a car before they are excellent in my opinion.
Pics 3 & 4 i think would benefit from turned front wheels like you have in pics 1 & 2. But other than that i like them. Nice car btw.

miles500

Link Posted 07/08/2013 - 15:19
Absolutely brilliant - what lens did you use please?
Miles

Russ

Link Posted 07/08/2013 - 15:20
miles500 wrote:
Absolutely brilliant - what lens did you use please?

That's what i meant to ask as well

Pjwebbs

Link Posted 07/08/2013 - 17:05
Thanks guys! I will have a look at wheel orientation, to be fair the first think the girlfriend said was 'the mini on the wheel isn't straight', will have to spend a bit longer getting things just right, especially when it takes me 3 hours to get the car looking like that lol. I'm going to have a look at cloning out some of the suggestions an try and improve them. Oh, and I used a Tamron 17-50 2.8
Pentax K5ii / Tammy 17-50 / Pentax-F 50 1.7 / Siggy 70-300 / Siggy 150-500 / and my favourite Pentax-A 70-210.

Gamka

Link Posted 07/08/2013 - 17:23
Pjwebbs wrote:
Thanks guys! I will have a look at wheel orientation, to be fair the first think the girlfriend said was 'the mini on the wheel isn't straight', will have to spend a bit longer getting things just right, especially when it takes me 3 hours to get the car looking like that lol. I'm going to have a look at cloning out some of the suggestions an try and improve them. Oh, and I used a Tamron 17-50 2.8

Well, if the girlfriend said so, you have your orders!

It was three hours well spent - tweaking the wheels would have taken another 5 minutes. It is always the little things that get forgotten but can make a lot of difference.

And one other small item - improve the cloning on your number plates! It does actually catch the eye in 2 & 3.
Last Edited by Gamka on 07/08/2013 - 17:24

Russ

Link Posted 08/08/2013 - 10:00
Pjwebbs wrote:
Oh, and I used a Tamron 17-50 2.8

Excellent, i have one of those, its a great lens. I just need a nice car to photograph.

I hadn't noticed the number plates but now its pointed out they do notice.

Pjwebbs

Link Posted 08/08/2013 - 10:48
Here is a re-edit of one of the photos, I think it looks a bit more tidy now.



MINI Edit by pjwebbs, on Flickr

Thanks for all the comments guys!
Pentax K5ii / Tammy 17-50 / Pentax-F 50 1.7 / Siggy 70-300 / Siggy 150-500 / and my favourite Pentax-A 70-210.

Gamka

Link Posted 08/08/2013 - 11:11
Pjwebbs wrote:
Here is a re-edit of one of the photos, I think it looks a bit more tidy now.

Thanks for all the comments guys!

Taking the aerial out does make a difference - nice and clean around the spoiler now.

Algernon

Link Posted 08/08/2013 - 12:00
Nice shots.... but you forgot the FOR SALE sticker and the price!

Is it a MINI or just a 'BMW Imaging' product!

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 08/08/2013 - 12:03

pschlute

Link Posted 08/08/2013 - 22:10
Lovely pictures..... but then I am biased, I love my MINI.
Peter



My Flickr page
Last Edited by pschlute on 08/08/2013 - 22:14

Stuey

Link Posted 11/08/2013 - 22:07
Nice shots
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

My Flickr site link

pendragonfalls

Link Posted 16/08/2013 - 19:12
Nice pics, but just a thought.
Instead of blocking out the reg plates, get a custom plate made up, with anything you want on it.
That'll look much better IMHO

Pjwebbs

Link Posted 16/08/2013 - 21:36
Thanks for the feedback people! I'll have to try and find another location for my mini. A custom plate sounds like a cracking idea!
Pentax K5ii / Tammy 17-50 / Pentax-F 50 1.7 / Siggy 70-300 / Siggy 150-500 / and my favourite Pentax-A 70-210.
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