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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 11-26-2012, 07:21 PM
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:15 PM
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:16 PM
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daaaang Jesse i bet that looks real nice in full res.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:37 PM
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daaaang Jesse i bet that looks real nice in full res.
Thanks man, Im new to the whole photo stuff.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:42 PM
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:45 PM
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if thats editted watch your sharpness.
Unedited, just resized to fit in here.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:55 PM
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:59 PM
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Damn, I've always loved your car, Jesse. Such an unlikely color, but so cool.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:24 PM
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Thanks James, I think they are still way over exposed. In trying to get the most color, I seem to be overexposing all my pics. Any tips?

Karl, any thoughts?
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:26 PM
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Thanks James, I think they are still way over exposed. In trying to get the most color, I seem to be overexposing all my pics. Any tips?

Karl, any thoughts?
close up the aperture, makes sure a sharper photo at the same time it limits the light. also ISO settings matter, the higher the number the more sensitivity to light.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:31 PM
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Right, I try to mess with the ISO, but I'm having trouble deciding what is the best for shooting in those lighting conditions...

I really need to just take some more pics and mess with the settings until I'm more comfortable with them I think.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:35 PM
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thats what i recomend alan.


just hit 800 clicks on my camera.

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:36 PM
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Alan, what kind of camera do you have, and what modes are you shooting in mostly?

Also, you want to keep your ISO as low as you possibly can while still being able to achieve your desired shutter speed and aperture. The higher the ISO, the crappier the photo quality. On my APS-C sensor DSLR, I try to keep my ISO at below 400, and on my CCD sensor P&S I try to keep the ISO below 200.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:37 PM
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Nikon D5100 I shoot in manual mode. I'm really trying to learn without letting the camera do the work for me....
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:48 PM
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Good choice regarding shooting in manual. It will indeed help you learn how things work by doing it that way. Generally speaking, when shooting in manual, always make sure that you're not over or under-exposed. Your sliding exposure meter will tell you where you're at depending on where the camera is pointed (should always be at 0). If you want to cheat a little bit with trying to get better exposure between highs & lows, you could try turning on Active D-Lighting.

Also, what processing software are you using? I shoot exclusively in RAW and process in Lightroom, which allows me to adjust exposure levels individually. I feel that if you own a DSLR (or any halfway decent camera, really), you 100% have to also own Lightroom. Otherwise, you have no decent way to process your photos.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:52 PM
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Yep I was using Nikon's software.....

I have been shooting in Jpeg Fine, but I was going to shoot in Raw for the calendar shots
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:02 PM
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Yeah, RAW files have more image data in them, so you have more flexibility when it comes to balancing exposure during post processing.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:06 PM
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Hrm... Ok thanks

Back to the drawing board
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:15 PM
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YAY just figured out the manual focus, iso settings and the aperture/ shutter speed on my camera.

cant wait to shoot tomorrow.
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Kashmir beige metallic?
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I was thinking of putting together a multi-part guide for different levels of photographers for shooting cars. From using a DSLR or point and shoot, to framing, to lighting, to editing...

Would you guys be interested in something like that?
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Yes i would be very interested in your idea of a guide for photography. I need to dig up my old camera my Aunt donated. Thanks
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Damn, I've always loved your car, Jesse. Such an unlikely color, but so cool.
Thanks Karl, the color really grew on me as the car was modded, I love the color now

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Oopsies miss posted sorry guys cars looking great the beige does look pretty sick what exhaust on the 318?
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