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#1 EL_guest

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 19:19

Some samples from todays Nikon Workshop with Tim Wallace, great guy who has found himself a nice niche shooting super cars and super boats etc.
I actually learned a couple of tricks today that I can put to good use :)
Cameras where samples, so you will have to do with shots from my old D3 and the 55 3.5 Micro Nikkor (three first) and 24 1.4 AFS (last two)

#2 Elsa Hoffmann

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 19:52

I also enjoy doing workshops. Always something can learn - and even of small = can make a huge impact on how one does things.

thanks for sharing these - they are of high quality in my opinion.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 20:15

Nicely done: great examples of controlling light and exposure when rendering black together with chrome in the same shot.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 21:18

Nicely done: great examples of controlling light and exposure when rendering black together with chrome in the same shot.

I completely agree with Ann. These are excellent images. I'm a big fan of tech photography. Great stuff Erik well done.

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Nitpicking mode on; I would pp the brown (sticker residue?) spot on the upper left of the tyre pic. Nitpicking mode off.

Edited by Luc de Schepper, 12 March 2012 - 21:20 .


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 21:24

Skide gode billeder!
Good work Erik. Nice to see the old 55'er still standing its ground :)
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 21:28

Nice work Erik.

Takes me back a few years when I worked on a 5 week shoot for the 1986 Honda cars. No digital back then:) all 8x10 and 4x5 Sinar's, huge canvas reflectors and massive amounts of light and many many long hours. Love the whole aspect of car shooting though.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 21:32

Takes me back a few years when I worked on a 5 week shoot for the 1986 Honda cars. No digital back then:) all 8x10 and 4x5 Sinar's, huge canvas reflectors and massive amounts of light and many many long hours.


………and "over-expose and cut development time" James?!!!

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 21:52

Wow, great shots!
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 23:04

Outstanding job!

I´ve tried shooting car interiors with very unpleasant results

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 23:12

The question is, does the Great Dane fit inside the little TT?

#11 EL_guest

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:32

Thanks to all for looking commenting!
These are 'straight' from RAW file no PP not even sharpening, thats how good Tim is at setting the light up. One or two lights thats it.
Yes the 55 does exceptionally well even up against the latest ED and Nano coatings, and this is shooting directly into the reflected main light. Input angle equal to output angle.
These where set for around f/20-22 - a very strong light, so I shot them at f/11 with a pol filter for the 55 to get less problems with diffraction... and without pol filter for the 24 at f/16

Edited by Erik Lund, 13 March 2012 - 08:33 .


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 15:18

Great shots!
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 21:02

Nitpicking mode on; I would pp the brown (sticker residue?) spot on the upper left of the tyre pic. Nitpicking mode off.


Most probably that is a valve mark used for balancing the tire and rim. It is supposed to be on the opposite side of the valve stem as shown in the picture. It is not sticker residue but paint (of some type). Most probably also I would PP it off even though it adds some "technical touch" to the photo.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:21

Most probably that is a valve mark used for balancing the tire and rim. It is supposed to be on the opposite side of the valve stem as shown in the picture. It is not sticker residue but paint (of some type). Most probably also I would PP it off even though it adds some "technical touch" to the photo.


Thanks! Didn't know that :)

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:33

Great work! Did you use the same lighting setup for wider exterior shots?
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:48

No, there was these three setups for the workshop. Agreed an exterior shoot of one of the cars would have been nice also, but he doesn't do much 'in showroom' shots and they require A LOT of gear, light banks and so on so not really relevant to most of the participants in the workshop.

As can be seen from his web, he does very diverse setups, mostly the cars etc are shot in their element and he keeps his unique 'look' quite well.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 13:06

Very nice images Erik, they look like they are straight from the Audi TT brochure.

So when are we gonna see some stunning shots of your own cool Audi??

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#18 EL_guest

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 13:18

Thanks! I'll see what I can come up with :)

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 17:20

Great work! Tim Wallace is a fantastic instructor. I caught his classes on Kelby Training and they are just amazing! Highly recommended.
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