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Old 06-08-2012, 10:47 AM   #21
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did you tell the Miata owner about MT.net?
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did you tell the Miata owner about MT.net?
The owner was a 60 year old women, so no. lol
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and she has dual exhaust dipped in sauce?
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:16 AM   #24
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and she has dual exhaust dipped in sauce?
Yeah I was surprised myself. Apparently the husband puts Borla exhausts on everything he owns. Even the wife's miata. lol

I wish I snapped before shots of this thing cause it was FILTHY. Complete with a mouse nest under the wiper cowl! Polished up nice though.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:29 AM   #25
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I hate to say this Vash but if you're using photos for your portfolio, you're going to need better photos. The difference is subtle, but the lack of sharpness and blown out colors is hampering the big titty look of the cars.

Here's how I'd set that Canon SX120IS:

P Mode on the top ****.
Turn the flash off.
Turn exposure compensation down two dots by holding +/- and rotating the dial.
Set the custom My Colors option "colorsymbol"C
and... press DISP to set the options:
Contrast: normal (you may want to play with this--the histogram will tell all)
Sharpness: bump up one (you can play with this)
Saturation: bump up one
The manual doesn't give details on other options for "my colors"... so I'm guessing what's available up there.

and watch the histogram closely while you shoot. You want to avoid the graph bunching up at either end. You can use the exposure compensation to corral it some. And remember, once you overexpose a bright spot, you can't get information back--that's why you want shoot slightly dark.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:31 AM   #26
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y8s my blackberry takes good enough car pics
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:37 AM   #27
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blackberry?

do you have to take the film out and drop it off at the drugstore?
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:43 AM   #28
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I hate to say this Vash but if you're using photos for your portfolio, you're going to need better photos. The difference is subtle, but the lack of sharpness and blown out colors is hampering the big titty look of the cars.

Here's how I'd set that Canon SX120IS:

P Mode on the top ****.
Turn the flash off.
Turn exposure compensation down two dots by holding +/- and rotating the dial.
Set the custom My Colors option "colorsymbol"C
and... press DISP to set the options:
Contrast: normal (you may want to play with this--the histogram will tell all)
Sharpness: bump up one (you can play with this)
Saturation: bump up one
The manual doesn't give details on other options for "my colors"... so I'm guessing what's available up there.

and watch the histogram closely while you shoot. You want to avoid the graph bunching up at either end. You can use the exposure compensation to corral it some. And remember, once you overexpose a bright spot, you can't get information back--that's why you want shoot slightly dark.
Fuckign right on man!

I had no idea I could even get those menus!

Just changed everything like you said and took a few practice shots and they look pretty damn good in comparison to the auto shots.

When you say watch the histogram, where do I watch it?
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if you hit the DISP button twice, it should pop up on the display.

page 45 of manual:
http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/9/030000..._CUG_EN_02.pdf

take some shots, then post them up!
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:04 PM   #30
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do you have to take the film out and drop it off at the drugstore?
lol no I e-mail it to myself and I don't even need a stamp!!!
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Fuckign right on man!

I had no idea I could even get those menus!

Just changed everything like you said and took a few practice shots and they look pretty damn good in comparison to the auto shots.

When you say watch the histogram, where do I watch it?
Yeah, auto mode blows. Also if you can try to get the shots in the same lighting. The best would be the before and after shots with the car in the shade (like the garage) so you don't get a bunch of blown out hot garbage spots.

Or you can do like the the miracle creams/weight loss things and take a horrid before pic and a fantastic after pic
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How many different jobs do you have vash? do you work 600 hours a week?
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I love the look of these but at the dealer here, out the door with the LTZ package it was $88,000 including employee discount special they had on and that does include all our tax.

Test drove it, felt cheap. Certainly not woth the 88k imo.
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How many different jobs do you have vash? do you work 600 hours a week?
Right now I'm working 7 days a week. Between detailing, concrete and eBay, I'm probably working at least 70hrs.

Detailing is getting me extra money per week, plus its an opportunity to use the shop for eBay related reasons. Our shop is a construction shop, so its not the best place to be storing antiques and ----. Plus while at work I'm able to kill 2 birds with one ------- stone.

I have more pictures to share that I've been taking per Y8S's recommended method. When I have some time I'll post them.

Yeah Rick, $88k for that truck would be insane. I just don't see the money in it. Same as the H2 we did today, not worth the cash.
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So what do you do with the $200 you take home a week?
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first one to say "hookers and blow" gets a 1 week ban.
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So what do you do with the $200 you take home a week?
You meant a day right?

I have a surprise I'll share with you bros when I get home. I didn't bring my laptop today so I can't upload the pictures until then.
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Behold. My BRZ was delivered today!







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i like them wheel covers. is that saran wrap?
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wuuuut

good use of money

i will come up to CT and help you put the rape on it
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