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Many of us like to take photographs of our little cars, whether in a race situation or a studio type portrait. Some are easier to capture well than others. We always see photos of the ones that are easy to capture, the shots of which we are proud. What about the cars that have been more difficult? Maybe you can't find the right angle. Perhaps it's a colour that you struggle to reproduce. It may even be as simple as an inability to capture the true personality of the car.

 

Which car in your collection would you deem hard to capture well?


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I'll start the ball rolling....

 

May I present my nomination for the Most Difficult Car to Photograph....

 

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The Pioneer X-Ray Camaro


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On race nights, anything white is a real pain if it's in the foreground

 

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to be hard on yourself Gazza....... This is a beautiful picture,,,, & to your lightning reflexes.... to take a pic.... of my car mid corner..... in the slot!!! Bloody Brilliant.

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to be hard on yourself Gazza....... This is a beautiful picture,,,, & to your lightning reflexes.... to take a pic.... of my car mid corner..... in the slot!!! Bloody Brilliant.

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The need for a flash to stop motion is always going to make white cars a PitA in action shots.

 

Any chance we can see some attempts at shooting the chrome cars? I don't have one to experiment with.


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early this year I wanted to take some 'live' race pics and I brought my camera and about to push the button, but because of the flash distracting the drivers, It was suggested that it was better to wait for the race to be over. I just take stationery pics now.


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Oh I'm with you Brett. Black gloss anything is almost as much of a challenge as white.


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Gee I am so looking forward to starting my track so I have a good backdrop for photographing my cars.


ok....you try racing with one eye closed.

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Rumrunner, you don't need a track. Just build a diorama and kill two birds with one stone: you get to practice your modelling skills and you also get a more portable backdrop.

 

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Any chance we can see some attempts at shooting the chrome cars? I don't have one to experiment with.

Not a car ...... but the same problems

 

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Chrome vehicles often look either black or white when photographed...

Somehow Gary, you have managed both in the one photo...

 

I'll have to get my brother to have an attempt with his Veyron to see what he comes up with...

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Reflections in a chrome finish are always going to be an issue. Angle needs to be chosen carefully so as not to get the photographer in the reflections. Use of flash is also a no no. Even a bounced flash would be inclined to cause a major whiteout section.


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Tiny Tyers Targa - The build saga continues - Aging wood - A recipe for staining wood - Don't take a fence - Step by step paling fence - An old shed for my new cars - Wooden garage under construction

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