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2012 Beretta Calendar!!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:13 am
by Wanako
It's that time of year again! This time we'll get this rolling earlier than last year's calendar. Same rules as every year apply! Now get out and get some mad tyte pictures!

Remember, most people vote for composition and picture quality, rather than just the car. Here's a few tips from Kyle Anderson:

-Location. Pick somewhere unique and exciting... your driveway doesn't cut it.
-Light. Early or late in the day is best for natural light. Midday sun is flat and doesn't provide much shadow or detail. Colors get washed out.
-Get rid of the junk. Crop out or use photoshop to remove distractions. There are several members that can help with this. Just ask in the photoshop section.
-Clouds are your friend. Clear skies may be great for going to the beach, but your pictures will be more interesting with clouds.
-Mergers. Watch out for for two or more objects overlapping... such as a light pole coming out the hood of a car.
-Angles. Get high up or low to the ground. If you take a picture of a car from standing height, it's probably going to look like any other snapshot.
-Get closer! You're taking a picture of the car, not all the crap around it. Unless you're trying to show the scale of the scenery, get close and show us the car!
-Color. This goes along with light; I saw a lot of washed out pictures. Vivid colors = excitement!


There are always exceptions, but these are general guidelines.

Pictures must be of high quality. Cropped to 8.5x11 at 300 dpi, or 1024x768 resolution minimum. If you're unsure, just set your camera to the highest quality. Any pictures with insufficient resolution will not be accepted, and the member will be notified.

Please include your member name and real name.

You're welcome to change your submission at any time... just e-mail me a different picture and notify me of the change.

send all submissions to: keioken20@yahoo.com

The Cutoff date this year will be on Friday, November 18th at Midnight Pacific Standard Time. I'm in Los Angeles so this gives you maximum 5 hours extra to submit this to me.

Voting will commence on Monday, November 21st and will end on Tuesday November 29th at Midnight PST

There will be NO deadline extensions. I think this should be more than enough time for everyone to get ready. Once it hits Midnight on my side of the country it's done. I must have a minimum of 12 (duh!) good pictures to make this work, so everybody get out there and shoot!

Remember, Corsicas are also more than welcome!

:beer:

Re: 2012 Beretta Calendar!!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:14 am
by Wanako
Here are some shooting tips:

CARWASH! It should come hand-in-hand with car photography but you would be surprised how many people have submitted photos of a dirty car, which takes MASSIVE points off, or would be completely unacceptable. Subarus are exempt. laugh.gif

WAX! Shininess is good. It'll make us go "ooooh" and "ahhhh". Waxing will add natural color saturation and clearness.

TIRES AND WHEELS!! I cannot express this enough. Tires and Wheels are the most important accessory your car has. Obviously, brake dust is a BIG no no. Clean them wheels and scrub down any grime that might be on them. There are plenty of products out there that are specifically made to clean wheels of different types, whether they are chrome, polished, mag, etc. It's good to use Tire Shine, but don't use too much. You don't want your tires to be as shiny as the car itself. They are rubber, afterall, so you want a satin-type, not glossy, finish for your tires. It will make you tires look like good, clean, RUBBER tires in your image.

WINDOWS! It is a good idea to clean your windows again after a carwash and wax. Sometimes the water doesn't dry up correctly after a carwash so you'll get waterspots on your glass, which is also a no-no and will take away from your image. The last thing you want is a nice, clean, spotless car and there's all kinds of spots on your windows. These spots are more easily seen if you have tinting. I personally use Stoner's Invisible Glass cleaner. The stuff has worked great for me but there are many alternatives.

That's all the advice that I can think of at the moment... remember, these tips apply for ALL kinds of automotive photoshoots and is textbook knowledge if you want to be presentable at a car show or something.

OH YES!! Make sure your front wheels are always facing the camera. You will see in many, if not all, professional automotive photos that the wheels will always face the camera whether the car is stationary or otherwise. Again, the wheels are your car's best exterior accessory so it is important to show it.

if anyone else has some tips please share. We want this to be a great calendar.

Re: 2012 Beretta Calendar!!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:22 am
by Kris GTwhat?
I've been waiting for this! Thank you wanako!

Re: 2012 Beretta Calendar!!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:52 am
by DTMAce
Funny, was thinking about making the same post earlier today... LOL

Also might want to fix your deadline. Not sure about you, but don't remember November having 39 days... lol

Wanako wrote:Voting will commence on Monday, November 21st and will end on Tuesday November 39th at Midnight PST!

:beer:

Re: 2012 Beretta Calendar!!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:23 am
by Wanako
DTMAce wrote:Funny, was thinking about making the same post earlier today... LOL

Also might want to fix your deadline. Not sure about you, but don't remember November having 39 days... lol

Wanako wrote:Voting will commence on Monday, November 21st and will end on Tuesday November 39th at Midnight PST!

:beer:


well it does now! cuz I sayz so!! :lol:

Thanks for spotting that. fixed.

Re: 2012 Beretta Calendar!!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:43 am
by Barry
Are destroyed z04 bumpers and mach 1 lips accepted? I could start a new trend

Re: 2012 Beretta Calendar!!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:15 am
by Wanako
that will be up to the people to choose.

Re: 2012 Beretta Calendar!!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:50 am
by woody90gtz
Just get an ass shot of the car Barry. haha

Now I'm more pissed about my stupid clear turn signals! I can put the red ones back in for a photoshoot...

Re: 2012 Beretta Calendar!!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:53 am
by 3X00-Modified
I'll try to get a good pic this year at NE... and maybe use that.

Re: 2012 Beretta Calendar!!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:30 pm
by Styluss
Woot. Just what can I come up with this year???

And each year it seems that plenty of people could use help with their photo composition, whether they want it or not :twisted:

Everyone can feel free to send me pics and seek advice. I'm not photo masta, but I like to think I have an eye for this stuff. Hell, I've been in three calendars! It would have been 4 if my lame ass would have submitted a photo this year!

Just ask Dan how we have whipped his photos in to shape! :burn:

Re: 2012 Beretta Calendar!!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:35 pm
by Wanako
Styluss wrote:Woot. Just what can I come up with this year???

And each year it seems that plenty of people could use help with their photo composition, whether they want it or not :twisted:

Everyone can feel free to send me pics and seek advice. I'm not photo masta, but I like to think I have an eye for this stuff. Hell, I've been in three calendars! It would have been 4 if my lame ass would have submitted a photo this year!

Just ask Dan how we have whipped his photos in to shape! :burn:


1) Needle
2) Poke side of head
3) Deflate
4) ????
5) Profit!!

:burn: :runsies:

I'm messing with you, man! Get your ass in gear and submit this year biatch!!

Re: 2012 Beretta Calendar!!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:02 pm
by KFLO 93 GT
So - question here.

This was frowned upon in the past, but rules do seem to be more lax these days.

2 cars, with different owners, in the same shot, yes or no?

Re: 2012 Beretta Calendar!!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:13 pm
by Wanako
I would like to keep it as one car per image as we have done in the past. This way everyone has equal opportunity to be in the calendar.

Re: 2012 Beretta Calendar!!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:11 pm
by DUBS28
Unless... we get 12 nice double entries???? :twisted: :D
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Re: 2012 Beretta Calendar!!

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:04 am
by 2.2H8TA
I finally have a beretta thats worth takin' pictures of! I have one question, how about a well lit night shot?