Shooting The Car Show…Before & After
January 28, 2013 § 4 Comments
A couple of weeks ago I was checking out a photographer’s website when I noticed one of his galleries was entitled N.Y. Car Show. This photographer was an editorial photographer and his car show shots were definitely editorial in style. I thought back to the one and only car show that I was hired to shoot. Actually I was hired to shoot a simple jpeg for a local dealership to record their involvement at the show. No fancy advertising shoot, this was basically a snapshot for their internal records…I never saw exactly how it appeared. After fulfilling my assignment, I thought I’d walk around and just shoot for fun. I captured a number of interesting images. After examining the images, I realized that all of the cars were loaded with specular highlights from the million overhead spotlights…o.k. maybe not a million, but enough to really drive me crazy. I did play around with a couple of these shots and they did appear in a previous blog entitled “Heavy Metal”, but for the most part the images were just filed away and forgotten. Anyhow, after seeing these images on the editorial photographer’s site(and they were really great), I thought I’d dig through my files and pick a few of mine and see what I could do in post processing. As I’ve done lately, I’ve included the initial raw images so you can see the changes that were made. I got rid of the specular highlights, changed some backgrounds, added or even changed some colors, and even added additional highlights in a few areas. Hope you enjoy them.
Hope you enjoyed this one!