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@TheRobotCow actually, let's just be real...if we didn't hire skilled professionals to do work creating our dreams, we might as well just throw away a hundred years of automotive innovation and technology! If humanity really truly only rode in vehicles we'd created ourselves then really clueless people (Jeremy Clarkson for example) would be riding horses :-D
1 week, 2 days ago on Discussion: Turning Professional <br /> Pay or DIY?
@TheRobotCow well put. Also, to the craftsman who is doing the work, perhaps it is their skill and their passion and they would do it for free if they could, but they have costs for their own dreams and their own lives, so hiring them and paying them the best you can is a great service to them as well. Makes the world go 'round in fact
Does anybody have a preference between CS5/CS6 Photoshop's Bridge program or a current full version of Adobe Lightroom for processing/editing RAW? I was using CS5 Bridge and have been very pleased, however been wondering if the $149 USD Lightroom really has everything that I'll be looking for (everything that was in CS5 Bridge or more). If Lightroom is not better than CS5 Bridge, then to get Photoshop CS6 with Bridge included is $699 USD...an amount I'd rather be spending making my car go faster. Thoughts and experiences anyone??
2 weeks, 2 days ago on How To Shoot Cars: After The Fact
4 weeks ago on Defining The Niche: The Liberty Walk GT-R
@larry chen awesome reflective lighting from the building!! really works with the pain colors and shapes
@Kirk_B so then the article title of "defining the niche" is pretty accurate huh? Not everybody is a mexi-CAN ;-)
@Phillidelphia Collins amen :) @Option13 there's so much diverse content on the site anyway, if you see two or even three things you don't like just ignore it and move on to something like Taryn's awesome CJC club meet or Fredric's Cressida, or whatever else floats your boat. Dude, it's like a grocery store...you don't buy everything, just just take what you want!!!!
@speedhunters_dino Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!! (Larry too)
1 month ago on Not Afraid To Shock: Liberty Walk 458
@jah1mon @RodChong @apex_DNA Amen to this!!
1 month ago on Collection 04 Is Raising The Bar: #WeHaveBoost
@RodChong @JSequoia thanks man! can't wait (i know you guys got a lot going on though)
Rod, when will Fredric, Mike, and Edward have updated T-shirt or hoodie designs? HoldStumt & Madbul sold out literally years ago! Fredric won fan favorite driver in FD and Madmike has legend status globally, yet I only saw three HoldStumt shirts at FD (seattle) and I owned two of them. Also, how cool would it be to have apparel featuring artists such as Miura-san and Nakai-san. Their products may be branded 6666 Customs, TRA Kyoto, Rocket Bunny, Raugh Welt, LB Works, etc etc, but truly we at SH follow the people/artists themselves right??
1 month, 1 week ago on Collection 04 Is Raising The Bar: #WeHaveBoost
@Larry Chen @jay8393 Larry, how many Norwegians slept under your pool table this time?? ;-)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Formula Drift Finals: How It All Went Down
@Mike Peters i would not be surprised if Luke leaving the line and forfeiting was his own bias, but why would formula D fix a round, or an entire championship to support a relatively unsponsored privateer?? They wouldn't because either way you look at it, it doesn't make sense businesswise and I gotta believe that Ryan Sage and Jim Liaw are not idiots. In fact i'd suggest you meet them and find out for yourself. If FD where to fix things, then if anybody, they'd have put tyler mcquarrie through because of the GoPro sponsorship of the series....yet obviously that hasn't happened +.0
this is why speedhunters is so awesome: where else can you get such a wildly different range of machinery? Every day you think you've seen it all and then the next day you'll be shocked again, and likely by something completely the other end of the spectrum. (and yup, pretty much just that the wild wing on Rotana & IAmsterdam looks equally as aggressive and yet very refined and well poised next to that mustang. Such a cool juxtaposition)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Vintage (car) Porn: Old Is Good At Laguna Seca
not "confused" , "amused!"
can't believe i'm saying this but Nakai-san's Rotana would look totally at home (and perhaps even a little tame) sitting next to that privateer IMSA Mustang from the open three shots! Love it so much!
haha, just read @PaddyMcGrath quote above: "do everything to get your shot, and worry about noise and grain later"......ok, schooled ;-)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on How To Shoot Cars: Aperture & Iso
dude, this is so true! i've been running an intro level Nikon for several years now, but by shooting RAW, using prime lenses, and always always working to use the lowest ISO possible i've been able to get some great stuff....at least untill the sun goes down (anything past ISO 800 gets too grainy for my little setup). Anyway, I'd say your spot on about the different systems. But when i see shots like the one of Camille in the recent #gatebil announcement i'm wondering if the Canon sensors are able to see over a greater number of "stops" or wider range of highlights and shadows? So much of that shot is flared, soft, and overexposed, yet the subject is crisp! Cheers guys, you rock!
please tell me the "what's coming next" involves Miura-san and something RED :)
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Bold Statements: Liberty Walk M3
Paddy, are there ever times professionally when it's appropriate to over-expose a shot? Ps, you are the wizard of B&W
3 months, 4 weeks ago on How To Shoot Cars: Aperture & Iso