Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Wow, it's 2006! Can't believe it, but time waits for no-one! Here's a shot of a new car's headlights. Ideal conditions would be a dust-proof, car-sized studio with continuous lighting sources for big objects, like cars. However, when that is not an option, what to do? Well, take your lights outside. A long extension cord or battery powered lights work well - keep the source light close to the subject, in this case the lights. Adjust your White Balance for the color effect you want. Keep dust off the best you can with a hand-held air-blower and keep the painted surface clean. Cursed are the reflections that you will experience when shooting this type of shot, so you will need a BIG reflector of some sort to cut out the distractions, like your own reflection in the glass, metal or mirrors. Most other distractions and flaws can be cut out, or covered over during post-production using photo editing software. Happy New Year 2006 and Happy Shooting!
(c) 2006 Nawfal Nur ~ All Rights Reserved

1 comment:

  1. Well done on a nice blog Nawfal Nur. I was searching for information on contact lenses and came across your post this post - not quite what I was looking for related to contact lenses but very interesting all the same!

    We're all getting ready for Christmas and it will soon be another year. I hope to be completing my studies in opthalmology in 2006 which includes a thesis on upcoming contact lens technology and improved eye health. I'm also planning to take a course on the excima laser, which should be fun.

    If you do have a moment, please take a look at my new site on: Contact Lens Reviews .

    A merry Christmas to you and yours! Amon

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