1st time with strobist shots

cl191

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After lurking here for a while and getting inspired by all the great photographers we have here, I decided to go out to try my hands with strobist too.

1) It was really windy so I couldn't use the umbrellas to soften the light up, and it even blew my camera and tripod off which broke my ebay trigger...so I had to stick the speedlite 580 to my camera and use it to trigger the 480 on the light stand.


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4) The strobes didn't really show up at all with the powerful street lights...


5) I just cleaned the car right before the shoot, and it picked the dirt back up right the way...and I didn't see realize the reflection until I got back home.



Some criticism will be welcomed, as I am still pretty much a n00b and thanks to you guys for all the ideas and technical stuff, I learned so much here!
 

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The second is the best in my opinion. The hard lighting worked really well in this case. I just think the composition could be better, like a crop to cut the rearview mirror and bring the steering closer to the left border.
 

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From the perspective of a relative noob, these look amazing. Good work!
 

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I'm digging #4. Get rid of the strobes and just do it with available light...
 

cl191

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Thanks everyone! :) The interior shots were inspired by syf0n's F430:

The mirror has been bothering me too, but I couldn't find an angle to get rid of it other than cropping.
 

syf0n

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Thanks everyone! :) The interior shots were inspired by syf0n's F430:

The mirror has been bothering me too, but I couldn't find an angle to get rid of it other than cropping.
Thanks! :) I get out to SF quite a bit, if there's more SF photographers on here maybe we can get together.
 
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