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The Bug Bus @ Night



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stevenchilds April 29, 2019
Thanks!
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MjBain June 21, 2019
Congrats on your awards! Well deserved.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan.
Time
Mid-afternoon.
Lighting
The lighting in the museum is fairly dark. Which made me think about how to light this photo without a flash, so when I took the photo I took it at lower exposure to capture the essence of the vehicle in the dim light.
Equipment
This was shot on a Nikon D750 with a Nikkor 24mm lens.
Inspiration
Decided to go to the museum that day, just to go. Ended up having my camera with me, so I decided to take it in. As I was wandering around looking at the exhibits, nothing really struck me as photo worthy. Then I saw the Bug Bus, and it made me think of this photo. I ended up returning to other exhibits to get shots as the creativity flowed.
Editing
The post-processing on this was just slightly increasing the HDR effect, and adjusting the vignette to get a fully black edge. I also decreased the white balance to 3500k from 5400k to give it more of a vintage look.
In my camera bag
My bag generally has the same stuff. Nikon D750 (with battery grip), 5 lenses (24-35mm, 70-300mm, 80mm prime, 50mm prime, and 18-24mm). My flashgun, spare batteries, corded and remote triggers. An Olympus OM-1 and two rolls of film with a 35mm prime lens. Extra AAA & AA Batteries, studio flash triggers (so they don't get lost), laser pointer, measuring tape, level, cleaning wipes, Q-Tips, tripod, a few extra straps, spare li-ion batteries, 10 sd cards, CPL filters (only used for outdoor shoots) and for some reason a crop-sensor 35mm prime lens. But on this shoot, I had my camera without a strap, and a single 18-24mm lens.
Feedback
Whenever you go somewhere, look at everything from the perspective of "how can this become a photo people want to look at." Then take the picture in the right lighting or time of day about 100 times. Throw out 99 of them, and keep the one that looks the best from the best angle. No matter where you are, there's an opportunity to make great photos from any scene or subject. To capture something similar to this, fully understand how to utilize your equipment. This photo was taken with a full-frame camera at f/4 1/200 ISO-800 24mm without a flash. The only way to accomplish this photo is to make sure that you understand the lighting around you, and get your white balance set when you first get in the building. Find a tablecloth or something white and set the white balance based on that. To avoid shake in low-light situations, increase your ISOand open your aperture up (lower f-stop). They'll tell you when you're taking a portraight, the face should open to the side with the white space. I ignored it here (intentionally, remember, I took 100 photos). Last tip, for the love of all that is good, get low or at "eye-level" with the subject, don't shoot from above (especially if you're tall like me). My focal point in this photo is actually the VW logo.

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