Originally Posted by boogschd
that looks great!
how'd you do it ?
"i just made a composite of ~20 shots walking around the car"
lol. Really now, I just set the camera on a tripod and used a remote trigger to set off the shutter. For the first shot I set the to expose to ISO 400, F/8, 10 seconds. The for the car lighting shots I had my Einstein set to ~80-100 watts I think, with no modifier. Exposure = ISO 100, F/8, 1/30th of a sec. Took a shot of the car from all around, I just walked around and every few steps I had my friend take another shot. And then I took a shot of the car with the lights on, exposing for the lights.
Then in post when I got home I just stacked 36 shots into photoshop (deleted 15-16 of them), layer masked them and proceeded to reveal or hide parts as needed for the car lighting. Then I did a few touch ups with the cloning and spot healing tools and some dodging and burning. Then final touch ups in lightroom.
This is the compsite without the base photo: (colored parts are when the base shows through)
Honestly, I did it the dumb way and took too many shots...(the shoot only was 2 minutes), but it was cold, waaaay too windy, and i was tired...and forgot to take some shots I needed like a roof light and a hoot light shot. lol next time I'm just gonna need like 7 shots or so with my beauty dish or a umbrella. I also want to try using a light stick.Edited by Sean Webster - 11/14/13 at 8:45pm