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Janet Schill

senior portraits with cars

Does anyone have a unique ideas for taking senior portraits with cars, pickups, etc? I'm looking for some new angles for this.


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4/28/2005 10:53:01 PM

Brenda  D. 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/27/2005
  hello Janet, I get ask to take a lot of pictures of kids first cars simply because of the fact I use a cokin filter that is a radial zoom, it is an awesom effect making the vehicle look like it is comming right at you . I dont know what effect your looking for or how it would look with a person in the shot, but the kids I deal with are teens and love to show off their first car. sorry I cant really think of any thing else .Brenda

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4/29/2005 12:09:01 PM

Andrew Laverghetta
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/13/2004
  I saw some ideas where the teen is kneeling down or almost sitting on the ground and you're down low with them with a pretty wide (but not fisheye) lens. Oh, they're by one of the corners of the car by the way so you can get the whole thing in but they're still the main part of the picture. I saw something on America's Next Top Model where the model's were sitting on a motorcycle and the background was blurred by either photoshop or they took pictures beforehand using a zoom lens and they zoomed during the exposure. Check this out...

Credit to the professional photographer the tv show got to do this shoot for the show.

Check out some car magazines too for some ideas. I've noticed some good things in import tuner magazines even though they are usually halfdressed females but you could probably think of a million different variations on these. Hope this helps!

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4/29/2005 12:46:36 PM

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