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Azalea Festival 2015 - Car Show

Post by TomCofer » Sun May 03, 2015 2:52 pm

There was a car show during our local festival. I took a bunch of shots while there. Here are some of them. If you'd like to see more, they are in one of my fb albums:
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Post by EJones » Sun May 03, 2015 11:29 pm

First I have to say that car show organizers should consult photographers when picking a venue and setting up the lay out. A red Ford truck next to the pita-potties??? Really??? Or is someone trying to make a statement on the opinion of Ford trucks :)

Seriously, car shows are tough to shoot due to all the background junk and people everywhere.

The best shots here are those detail shots where you don't get all that clutter.

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Post by TomCofer » Mon May 04, 2015 9:18 pm

EJones wrote:First I have to say that car show organizers should consult photographers when picking a venue and setting up the lay out. A red Ford truck next to the pita-potties??? Really??? Or is someone trying to make a statement on the opinion of Ford trucks :)

Seriously, car shows are tough to shoot due to all the background junk and people everywhere.

The best shots here are those detail shots where you don't get all that clutter.

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Yes, shooting car shows can be a pain. The cars tend to be too close together, there are background distractions everywhere, the owners tend to have the hoods & trunks up and often the doors open. On top of it all, you have people everywhere.

I still like going to them and shooting the ol' cars though, 'cause I enjoy seeing them and it is one of my few chances to do so.
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Post by TomCofer » Mon May 04, 2015 9:21 pm

One of these days...
I'd really like to schedule something with the local car club where I could shoot the cars individually with a more scenic background.
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Post by EJones » Tue May 05, 2015 3:39 am

That's been my suggestion to people over the years. Many clubs just have outings and are always looking for new things to do. Tie the photo shoot into some other activity alike a pick-nick or what ever your area may have to offer.

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Post by Onslow » Tue May 05, 2015 3:54 am

Great pictures Tom but a real shame about some of the backgropunds.... That one with the portable toilets had me shaking my head..... :)

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Post by TomCofer » Wed May 06, 2015 12:34 am

At some point, I may be able to do a bit of background clean-up in some of 'em.
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Post by Duck » Wed May 06, 2015 6:53 am

Like you, I enjoy checking out the local car shows. During the warm weather there is at least one going on somewhere within a reasonable driving distance. Over the years I have come to appreciate the smaller shows and meets over the bigger ones as there is usually more breathing room with the smaller shows. Aside from the crappy locations, unpleasant backgrounds, throngs of people I have some other pet peeves; Like you, I too hate the hood up thing but I understand why that's done. What I really don't like are the owners that set up lawn chairs, coolers and placards directly in front of their cars, ruining an otherwise nice shot. I hate the larger shows where there is little room between cars to even appreciate the car, let alone photograph it.

I had thought about attending one as a vendor with a drive-through cyclorama where drivers can get a photo of themselves with their car. It would just be a matter of logistics so cars can get in and out without a lot of disturbance.
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