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Old 06-17-2009, 11:36 AM   #1
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Default Photography gurus, help!

I was bored last night so I decided to take some night shots of my Miata. I noticed in most of the shots I was getting some type of glare. Can anyone tell me how to prevent that?

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In this pic you see it over the wheel.

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In this one over the fender.

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Stop taking night shots. Problem solved
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they may be reflections that are internal between camera lens elements.

stop taking backlit photos and they should go away.
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Stop taking night shots. Problem solved
Shut up with your iphone pics and get a real camera.

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they may be reflections that are internal between camera lens elements.

stop taking backlit photos and they should go away.
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add pics to your original post as an attachment so I can see them... work gives me red X's
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Well, nice to see pics with a lack of gain..that's a good start...you have the ISO setting nice and low...or it could be because of the overly bright porch light. Seems like exposure was a bit too long and you've overexposed a good bit. Like what was said, be careful of backlighting. If you get rid of the bright light in the cameras, you might get noise/grain..if so, turn ISO settings as low as possible. Looks like you used a tripod..a must-have for low light.

I'm no pro, but I have an idea what i'm talking about...i'm sure some of you have seen my "ok" pics...
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Yup all shot with a tripod. I've seen your pics and your deff better than I am. These all came out much better.
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Backlight, too many light sources, too busy background, too many ugly reflections. Going to be tough to take a decent picture without finding a better location. The last pic is your best but there is a truck, a boat, a fence, a door, a trailer hitch and the neighbors house all in the background and the reflection of the doors and porch light on the fender.

You need to find a good dramatic location. Something industrial, a rail yard, a race track, a city scene, something interesting to place the car in. You have to watch not just what's in the shot but what's behind you that will reflect on the car. If you have something reflecting on the car you want it to add to the shot. Without the right location for the picture, no matter the quality of the photo, it will always be a snapshot of a Miata in a driveway.
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Backlight, too many light sources, too busy background, too many ugly reflections. Going to be tough to take a decent picture without finding a better location. The last pic is your best but there is a truck, a boat, a fence, a door, a trailer hitch and the neighbors house all in the background and the reflection of the doors and porch light on the fender.

You need to find a good dramatic location. Something industrial, a rail yard, a race track, a city scene, something interesting to place the car in. You have to watch not just what's in the shot but what's behind you that will reflect on the car. If you have something reflecting on the car you want it to add to the shot. Without the right location for the picture, no matter the quality of the photo, it will always be a snapshot of a Miata in a driveway.


Yeah I know. There wasn't anything interesting on tv so I went outside to experiment. A few of us are planning a shoot Friday evening.
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That last pics was done right. The only thing that could have made it better is if the F-150 wasn't there.... it's distracting.
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Damn it. Making me want to take some shots of my car, but it looks so bad I can' bring myself to take the time to make good pictures when the subject is ugly. Shitty faded and scratched classic red paint, top is falling apart, cracked tail light, wheels don't match front to back... you suck.

The last ones are definitely improved. Avoid background lighting unless it is far off in the distance and isn't over powering and bright. Some of my best shots were ruined from the sun being in the wrong place (behind the car) and I ended up with glare and the background being washed out. Location is for sure the biggest make or break of course. I wish I wasn't so lazy and would scout out some good ones, or take the time to actually drive there. Most of mine are just around the yard or neighborhood. I also always shoot in RAW format so I can fix my setting errors in exposure using Photoshop. So hard to tell what you have on the 2'' review screen.
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