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  1. #21
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    Kyle, the photo looks awesome on a larger screen! Blurred background, glossy paint, and Xenon headlight flare really make the car pop.

    A huge THANK YOU to both you and Ryan for volunteering to get some beautiful photos during the meet.

    Personally, I prefer the photo in it's natural form, with EZ-Pass, front plate, and family reunion sticker showing. It will always remind me of when the photo was taken, and who the camera man and chase-car driver were - two very special Bimmer enthusiasts and extraordinary folks down in western NC!

    I am looking forward to the night shots at Belissimo's pizza after the rain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JupiterBMW View Post
    I have to be honest, I think a "photo ops" time is a great idea. For rolling shots, time for the true pro's to work on stuff. I honestly didn't take ANY photos of cars because I don't have the skills or the gear, and I know there are so many amazing photographers in the Mafia. I was hoping to see a few pro quality shots of my car too, but no worries. I like how my car photobombed the pic of Charlie & Stu's cars...
    Jon, Casey did that last year and they came out great. I don't have a horse in this game as my car stays in LA, so I'm open to suggestions. As you know, a professional would want to be paid for their time/shots. Some of our amateurs are pretty darn good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnrando View Post
    Jon, Casey did that last year and they came out great. I don't have a horse in this game as my car stays in LA, so I'm open to suggestions. As you know, a professional would want to be paid for their time/shots. Some of our amateurs are pretty darn good.
    Yeah, I meant "professional" as anyone with skills and a nice camera... Tony, Chris, Kyle, etc etc... All these guys are light years ahead of my skill! I would be willing to pay some for a real professional though, but hopefully by next year I'll be fairly crafty with our new T5i.
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    I'm sure you will! BTW, Matt took GREAT shots last year. We haven't yet seen his from this meet.
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    Just to let you all know, it takes a lot of work to shoot photos. If someone took the time to shoot everyone's cars it would take all day no problem.

    For instance. I took 40+ shots of Brett's car and the photo above was the only one that everything came together on. Some of your photos will not be in the best focus, the car won't be in the right spot, or there will be something in the background that detracts from the photo. You'll even get the photo that looks great but is too dark or light in places and can't be saved in photoshop.

    So there is a day taking photos.....then there is processing. It took me about a hour a photo to process these three. So there's even more time to look at for the photographer. It also took me about a hour to look through my shots and see what was worth messing with and what didn't turn out how I wanted. I took about 75 shots all together at the meet. To have three shots that I'm happy with is very good. Not everything works out as well as you'd think, even if you know what you're doing.

    I'm sure that Marc and Casey will attest that they take thousands more photos than we'll ever see or hear about.

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    Agree to a point.

    I think Mark is very good at getting the shot he wants.

    It wouldn't surprise me at all, if he went to the Grand Canyon, 1000 miles away, to take 2 clicks. One sunset, one sunrise.....and have both be winners.
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    Wow! That lead-off shot is great!

    I've heard of 'Rolling Thunder', but that one could aptly be titled 'Rolling Lightening'.

    Somehow even if it hadn't been mentioned as Brett's ride I would have guessed it anyway.

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    these are great nice work
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    Wow awesome. May I photoshop my car in one of your car lots? Since I live so far away. HAHA

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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    Agree to a point.

    I think Mark is very good at getting the shot he wants.

    It wouldn't surprise me at all, if he went to the Grand Canyon, 1000 miles away, to take 2 clicks. One sunset, one sunrise.....and have both be winners.
    I'm going to address this comment in a different thread. Will post the link when I'm done.

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