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MarkAgardPhoto July 21, 2022
Nice
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depechmaniac July 22, 2022
thx a lot :), means a lot :), stay safe!!!
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DAsEye July 28, 2022
What a great shot
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enjoy :), thx a lot :), means a lot :), stay safe!!!
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Behind The Lens

Location

The shot was taken at the motor show exhibition (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) in Frankfurt in 2017

Time

I have spent the entire day walking by to get the perfect shot waiting for that moment knowing that minute by minute there will be more people and the clean shot will be not possible to take. This one was taken in the evening.

Lighting

I was using let’s say natural light given by artificial light located in the room of course. Looking at the best angle to be able to get the best reflection on the floor. Waiting and waiting when people will disappear in my camera. I did increase ISO to be able to make the shots without flash to reduce signs on the car body and floor.

Equipment

I did use my old fellow means NIKON D90 and Sigma 17-70. No tripod or any other special tools were used in that case.

Inspiration

I love cars and love to make shots of them. However, this time was specific and with a special occasion to see one of the newest cars that year.

Editing

A lot. Imagine an exhibition and a lot of people around each car. It's impossible to get a clean shot without any person around the car. Because I do not want to see them on my shot I simply eliminate them by the blackness of the background and part of the floor. I have spent almost 5 hours to eliminate all unwanted figures. Was worth doing it looking at the final result.

In my camera bag

Well, I use my second fellow during my travels means a case logic backpack. Nothing special inside. I am not professional. So, I used one set: NIKON D90 + Sigma 17-70 that time which has been replaced recently by NIKON D810 + Sigma 24-70/2.8 A DG OS HSM. That's enough. Of course not forgetting about the snacks.

Feedback

If you would like to go on the motor show or anything similar be prepared to spend every second waiting for the best moment to get shot without people around the car. Or at least with a limited amount so you can eliminate them later on by the processing. Use increased ISO to eliminate flashes. Try different angles to get the best shot. And shot shot shot shot to be able to choose the best shot later on at home. If not you will regret any second you did not spend on that. Do not give up, never. Do not lose the opportunity. You will never have the same condition. And remember that's not equipment that is making you the photographer. That's you, only you. Limited equipment is making you more creative. So, go, take the shots, and share them with others.

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