You don't need expensive camera and lens!

Discussion in 'Detailing Bliss Lounge' started by Frankastic, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Frankastic

    Frankastic Detail Photographer

    Hey guys

    I been getting questions on what camera and lens I use, to be honest that's a wrong question to ask. Just like when someone asks a detailer, what product they use to get the results they got. I can tell you what I use and all, but your results will be different from mine. I truly believe everyone has their own style of doing things, that not everyone is the same. Whoever said all men are created equal is wrong J/K :D but what a person can create is up to their imagination. Creativity goes a long way with photography is what I'm trying to say.

    here are some examples of photos using some creativity.

    here I'm using the white wall we have in the shop to bounce light into the interior.


    Here I turned all the lights off inside the shop, Car key turned on to show some instrument cluster. Using the light from a window to create some lens flare n some light.


    Here I saw a small puddle of water, and use that water to create some reflection


    All these pictures can be taken with any camera with a lens just need some creativity! :D

    Hope this helps you guys in some way

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  2. CG6Lemon

    CG6Lemon New Member

    Nice tips Franki. I liked the tip with the usage of a puddle.

  3. mrgolfrider

    mrgolfrider DB Forum Supporter

    So what lens did you use for those shots? Why body?
  4. Frankastic

    Frankastic Detail Photographer

    I'm used Canon 70D with sigma 18-35 F1.8 lens
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  5. SRT8Spartan

    SRT8Spartan DB Forum Supporter

    sick pictures, that a great body though compare do most people I know have. My old little rebel wouldn't come through like this, new camera coming soon from a photographer friend, 5D please :).
  6. mrgolfrider

    mrgolfrider DB Forum Supporter

    I'm not sure I could get those pictures with my T3i and kit 18-55mm lens, just sayin.
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  7. Deep Gloss Auto Salon

    Deep Gloss Auto Salon DB Pro Supporter

    Thats a pretty expensive camera.. Was surprised to see you using this set up considering the title of the thread

    Great tips regardless and great pictures
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  8. rwisejr

    rwisejr DB Forum Supporter

    Great Camera I got one for Xmas. Looking to add that lens as well . How to you like it ?
  9. The Driver

    The Driver Birth of a Detailer

    Sigma 10-20, customers will really open their eyes ;)

    Photography is a lot to do with lighting, just make sure you have lots and you'll be fine. Oh and rule of thirds.
  10. Frankastic

    Frankastic Detail Photographer

    yes you can, I can get those photos with my T3i. I mean the quality may not be there. But you'll get the same effect.

    Thanks, I know its pretty expensive combo, maybe I should of used a cheaper camera or iphone for this very purpose.

    I love this Lens, at first I was like this is useless lens, since we also have the Canon EF-S 17-55 F 2.8 IS lens, Then I start zooming into the details, and I find the Sigma is that much sharper :D

    Thank you! Lighting is very important, its what makes the picture. :D
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  11. Frankastic

    Frankastic Detail Photographer


    here is a iPhone picture.Its during a light snow and windy day, I was going for a fog effect and got it with my iPhone. The light was perfect, white snow on the ground to light the bottom of the car and the fog to light rest of the car. Point of this thread was to be creative with your photos, sorry if it misleading somehow to you.
  12. The Driver

    The Driver Birth of a Detailer

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