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    Car Photography: simple, creative ways to make your Toyota look like a Ferrari

    | Photography Tips | 24/01/2013 16:00pm
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    Classic Car Photography: Get the look

    We tweaked the flat and dull looking raw image taken straight from the camera to give it more ‘oomph’. Here’s what we did…

    Car Photography: get the look - step 1

    Original
    This ‘straight out of the camera’ shot lacks contrast or any punch in the colours. At this stage, it only has the strength of the composition, moody sky and interesting background.

     

    Car Photography: get the look - step 2

    Levels
    To increase contrast, the Levels sliders were pulled towards the centre of the histogram. We also decided to reduce the slight blue cast by desaturating the blue channel.

     

    Car Photography: get the look - step 3

    Darken
    To get a moodier look we did some selective dodging and burning, creating that classic ‘vignetting’ look around the car. We also boosted the red colour using the Hue/Saturation Tool.

    PAGE 1: Essential car photography tips
    PAGE 2: Classic Car Photography: Get the look
    PAGE 3: How to shoot creative car photography

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    Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 4:00 pm under Photography Tips.

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