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    Shooting cars at sunrise help

    Hey guys, I'm shooting a car at sunrise, and I was just wondering what tips you guys have for me.

    I have a 500d, yongnuo 460 ii flash, 17-40 f4L, and a tripod.

    No external lighting.

    Tips for silouhette and having a nice clear picture of the car with the sunrising in the background.

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    Just one tip, dont!

    Do it at sunset instead.

    JJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjphoto View Post
    Just one tip, dont!

    Do it at sunset instead.

    JJ
    Why jj?

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    1/ You can see the weather coming at sunset and make adjustments if required. It's much harder at sunrise where you've committed yourself to a location already.

    2/ Condensation on boot/roof is a bigger problem at sunrise than suset, presumably because of cooler temps. It's rare to see at sunset. It's a problem you can't fix in Photoshop.

    3/ No one wants to get up that early. Let me qualify that. No sane person wants to get up that early...

    4/ If the car owner is late, say 1/2 hour, you can probably still get away with it at sunset but at sunrise it's probably a show stopper (depending on how much time you've allowed in the first place).

    5/ It's pitch black when you are cleaning the car and it's difficult to get right, much easier at sunset where there's plenty of light.

    Aside from a few compelling reasons, such as specific locations where you can only shoot in a certain direction, weather conditions or even the availablility of the car, I would never choose to shoot at sunrise if sunset was an option. Never.

    JJ

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