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Mercedes-Benz detail photo.



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14 Comments | Report
mantequillas PRO+
 
mantequillas January 22, 2018
Incredible shot!
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sarelvanstaden May 11, 2018
Thank you very much
garysissons PRO+
 
garysissons May 12, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
garysissons PRO+
 
garysissons May 12, 2018
Nice photo Has a lot of emotion.
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sarelvanstaden May 13, 2018
Thank you
scruffyherbert PRO+
 
scruffyherbert May 13, 2018
A terrific shot. Very classy.
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose May 13, 2018
Wow, outstanding!
Matt_Nash-Arnold PRO
 
Matt_Nash-Arnold May 14, 2018
Just EPIC!
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sarelvanstaden May 17, 2018
Thank you everyone
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JM18Photography May 21, 2018
Congratulations!
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel May 23, 2018
Ahhhh!!!!!. Well done.
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 24, 2018
Awesome capture
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sarelvanstaden May 25, 2018
Thanks so much everyone
LosiggioImaging
 
LosiggioImaging November 02, 2019
Marvellous!!! As are the rest of your shots.

Behind The Lens

Location
It’s always difficult to get hold of pretty cars to photograph, so I had to shoot this image at a Mercedes-Benz dealership as it was standing on the floor.
Time
The shot can be done any time of day as long as it is done indoors and not too close to a window.
Lighting
Setting the camera on manual mode you’re able to underexpose the background completely and by using a speed light and diffuser very close to the car, you can focus soft light on a small portion of the car.
Equipment
I use a Nikon D750 with a Sigma art series 50mm lens. For support I use a Benro tripod and the lighting was done using a Godox AD200 speed light with a beauty dish and a diffuser. The camera and speedlight were triggered using Yongnuo radio triggers.
Inspiration
Creating with light and my love for cars inspired me to take this photo. As photographers light is our paintbrush and you can create anything if you know how to overpower ambient light with artificial light sources. The reflective surfaces of a car also makes it one of the most difficult subjects to photograph well. So I developed a lighting technique that focused diffused light on a small portion of a car, given it a “matt” finish. The disadvantage of this technique is that the results are so amazing, you can’t stop taken photos.
Editing
Every image consist of about 10 photos that I post-processed in Photoshop using the layering method.
In my camera bag
Nikon D750 Sigma art series 35 & 50mm lenses Nikon 60mm macro lens Godox speed light & triggers Polarizer filters
Feedback
It’s easy to overpower ambient light indoors with speed lights. Use the camera in manual mode and don’t be afraid to move the light source very close to your subject, even if it’s in the frame of the image. Take a lot of photos, the best way to learn is by trail and error.

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