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« Reply #660 on: September 07, 2013, 05:22:41 PM »
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Hello,

This is the second shot I did of the Aston Martin DBS.

The brief I gave to Dan the retoucher was I wanted a Tim Burton, Bat Man, Sleepy Hollow look to the image.

I think he nailed it perfectly.

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Nikon D800E camera
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Simon
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« Reply #661 on: September 07, 2013, 05:41:31 PM »
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Absolutely stunning shot.

P.S. Hold on, no driver? I hate this new world.

Hello,

This is the second shot I did of the Aston Martin DBS.

The brief I gave to Dan the retoucher was I wanted a Tim Burton, Bat Man, Sleepy Hollow look to the image.

I think he nailed it perfectly.

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Nikon D800E camera
Nikon 45mm F2.8 PC-E lens @F16.0
Dedo Lights

Cheers

Simon
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« Reply #662 on: September 07, 2013, 10:54:01 PM »
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Absolutely stunning shot.

P.S. Hold on, no driver? I hate this new world.


If you look closely, there IS a driver. It's a right-hand drive vehicle

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« Reply #663 on: September 07, 2013, 11:56:17 PM »
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The car shot is stunning.  I also agree about the driver looking like he is missing. Looks like he needs to just move a little left. The other small thing that took my eye away from the image is the 2 star effects in the  reflections, but a very nice feel to the shot.
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« Reply #664 on: September 08, 2013, 01:10:29 AM »
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Hello,

The driver is actually me so the least of me the better.

Cheers

Simon
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« Reply #665 on: September 08, 2013, 01:14:44 AM »
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Pixjohn,

You make a good point about the star effects as catching the eye. I used direct light to pick up the metallic paint as well as the carbon fiber of the car.

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Simon
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« Reply #666 on: September 08, 2013, 12:27:04 PM »
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Hello,

The driver is actually me so the least of me the better.

Cheers

Simon
No. You should have cranked the window down and poked your head outside so we could really see you. Perhaps with tongue hanging out like a dog riding in a car...  Grin
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« Reply #667 on: September 08, 2013, 09:34:11 PM »
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Simon, very cool images:)!

Does anyone know about this magazine - http://www.artefotografico.es ?
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« Reply #668 on: September 08, 2013, 10:01:44 PM »
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Hi Michael,

Thanks, I don't know this magazine.

Cheers

Simon
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« Reply #669 on: September 10, 2013, 01:32:14 AM »
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The driver is actually me...

But you're not actually moving are you ?

I think you used http://www.virtualrig-studio.com/
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« Reply #670 on: September 10, 2013, 01:39:05 AM »
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Hello,

That's correct the car is stationary in my studio.The car its self is made up of 12 different images.

Dan the retoucher doesn't have virualrig so he did it by hand.

Cheers

Simon
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« Reply #671 on: September 10, 2013, 11:10:39 AM »
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Hi Simon,

Really great work, glad to see you actually getting the D800 singing so well and breaking forum rules shooting at f16.

What many fail to realise is how important your team is, you and your retoucher are obviously on the right page, the result is world class.

The driver thing...? So what...? It's about the car not the driver, also the empty passenger seat keeps the image culture and creed neutral and tells you the model, if you want a LHD model, just flip the ad.


Great work Simon, really love it.

Steve
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« Reply #672 on: September 11, 2013, 11:03:43 PM »
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It makes me really really really (how many reallys can I fit in here) want to go night driving.

Love it!  Well done Simon and your retoucher!

AL

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« Reply #673 on: September 12, 2013, 09:57:48 AM »
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Two new posts up on the blog:  http://christopherbarrett.net/blog/

One project is quite colorful / ethereal, while the other is dark and elegant.  I think these speak well to the necessity of sensitivity to the environment when considering lighting as well as the importance of being well versed in different esthetics.  We did quite a bit of lighting in both projects, though it may be less apparent in the brighter one.



Cheerio!
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« Reply #674 on: September 12, 2013, 12:12:24 PM »
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Very nice Chris.  

I noticed that you leave the blue color cast from the sun in most of your images.  Do you find that some clients would have a problem with this?

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« Reply #675 on: September 12, 2013, 12:19:38 PM »
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Here are some images from a cool project I got last month.  Key to this project, scouting and more scouting.  There is a good deal of lighting with each shot, and on a scout trip I was able to capture 9 or 10 images in the space with grey cards throughout.  I then averaged the color temp from each card and figured in studio what gels I needed to match color.  (Good thing I did this before hand since the gel that I needed is not one I usually bring with me.)  
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« Reply #676 on: September 12, 2013, 12:22:11 PM »
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And the upstairs...
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« Reply #677 on: September 12, 2013, 01:22:41 PM »
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Very nice Chris.  

I noticed that you leave the blue color cast from the sun in most of your images.  Do you find that some clients would have a problem with this?



Nope, never.  As I sit here in my office looking at the sheers over my window... they look rather blue.  I just feel this is the natural reality and should be maintained.  I believe that neutralizing the cool exterior makes a space feel rather sterile.  Kirk and I have discussed this issue here before.  Now on your museum (?) images above, in that first shot, I would totally neutralize the blue on the right side of frame on the carpet and wall.  I don't understand where that color is coming from.

This all makes me curious, though, have you ever shot interiors on film?

CB
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« Reply #678 on: September 12, 2013, 01:41:44 PM »
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Two new posts up on the blog:  http://christopherbarrett.net/blog/

One project is quite colorful / ethereal, while the other is dark and elegant.  I think these speak well to the necessity of sensitivity to the environment when considering lighting as well as the importance of being well versed in different esthetics.  We did quite a bit of lighting in both projects, though it may be less apparent in the brighter one.



Cheerio!
CB

Gorgeous work!
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« Reply #679 on: September 12, 2013, 02:17:56 PM »
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Nope, never.  As I sit here in my office looking at the sheers over my window... they look rather blue.  I just feel this is the natural reality and should be maintained.  I believe that neutralizing the cool exterior makes a space feel rather sterile.  Kirk and I have discussed this issue here before.  Now on your museum (?) images above, in that first shot, I would totally neutralize the blue on the right side of frame on the carpet and wall.  I don't understand where that color is coming from.

This all makes me curious, though, have you ever shot interiors on film?

CB
It is a new museum.  The color on the right is from a gel that the lighting designer placed on the lights.  He put blue gels on a handful of the lights through out the space; I don't know why, but he did.  Also, the color temp of the screens are a bit blue as well. I was thinking about removing that blue, but since it was intentional in the design, I decided not to.  Out of the two design firms involved, the one who would have made that call is in London and was not at the shoot.  So, I decided just to leave the gel in place.  

I have never shot interiors with film.  Why do you ask?
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