Monday, September 26th, 2016

Hotrod Shooting – 300 megapixel Analog vs Digital

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Einen Hotrod fotografieren war die Aufgabe. Das ist schon eine aufregende Sache, da solche Autos eher selten und sehr aufregend sind.
Zusatzaufgabe: Der Hund des Besitzers sitzt am Kotflügel.
Die Aufgabe klingt im ersten Moment nicht nach einer Herausforderung, aber wenn ich euch die Rahmenbedingungen schreibe, werdet ihr das etwas anders sehen:
 
Das Fotos soll richtig groß gedruckt werden. 100 Megapixel sind zu wenig. Mindestens das dreifache.
Eine Mittelformatkamera bringt maximal 100, vielleicht 200 mpix, aber diese ist schwierig zu bekommen und wenn, dann auch nur um viel Geld.
Also machte ich mit meiner Kamera ein Panorama (Canon 5D mkIII, Canon 100mm Macro und Nodalkopf von Nodalninja), zusätzlich fotografierte ich mit meiner Großformatkamera (Linhof Mastertechnika mit einen Kodak Portra 160 VC)
Ein Panorama mit einem Hund auf dem Bild? Ja sicher geht das, wenn man die Ausschnitte richtig wählt Da ist das Fotografieren mit der Linhof Großformatkamera der schwierigere Part, da ich bei F11 nur 1/18 Sekunde Belichtungszeit hatte. Aber nach vier Versuchen hielt Lotta dann still.
Wirklich ein sehr ruhiger und geduldiger Hund.
Beide Kameras lieferten ausreichend Bildaten (um die 300 Megapixel)
Die Linhof mit nur einen Bild (Highendscan vom Labor) und bei der Canon 5D MKIII waren es 24!!
Nach einigen Stunden Arbeit waren dann beide Versionen fertig (Es gab einiges an Nacharbeit, da der Rasen nicht gleichmäßig war, der Kühlergrill hatte ein paar Insekten aufgefangen, die Prüfplakette störte auf der Windschutzscheibe, ein Reifen war leicht beschädigt und das Profil war voll Gras und Steine.)
 
Hier ein Vergleich beider Bilder mit 100% crops (Freue mich über Feedback in den Comments):
www.markus-hofstaetter.at/v.jpg

 
Mich freute es sehr, dass sich mein Kunde für die Analoge Version entschieden hat, diese passt auch viel besser zum Alter. Da die originale Version des Autos sicher auch schon mal mit einer Großformatkamera fotografiert wurde.
Hier die making of Fotos (Danke an Alex dafür):
 
 
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English Version

 
 

My task was to shoot a hotrod. It was exciting from the beginning, because this kind of cars are pretty rare here.
Special task: The owner’s dog is sitting on the fender.
If you hear that (from a photographers view), it does not sound that difficult to do. But if you read the circumstances, you will change your mind.
 
The pictures has to be huge – 100 megapixel are too little. Three times of that is the minimum requirement for the print. A digital medium format camera gives you 100 Megapixel, maximum 200 in one shot. These are not that easy to rent and they are very expensive too.
My solution was to do a panorama (Canon 5D mkIII, Canon 100mm Macro and the Nodalninja), additionally I shot with my large format camera (Linhof Mastertechnika with a Kodak Portra 160 VC)
A panorama with a dog in the picture – Am I kidding? For sure not, you gotta use the right frame for the dog. The more difficult part was to take the picture with the Linhof Master Technika. I had only 1/18th of a Second at F11. But luckily the dog was very calm and patient enough, so I only had to use 4 sheet films to get the job done.
 
Both cameras delivered enough resolution (about 300 Megapixel)
The Linhof with only one shot (High-end scan from the shop) and Canon with 24!!
After some hours of work, I finished both versions (I had to do a lot of post processing, because the grass was not even, the grill was full of flies, the inspection plate was disturbing in the windshield, one tire had a funny color and the tire treads were full of grass and stones)
 
Here you can pixelpeep 100% crops of the pictures (Happy to read your opinions in the comments)
 
www.markus-hofstaetter.at/v.jpg
 
I’m so happy that the customer chose the Analog version, it fits so much better to the car. I’m pretty sure, that this cars were shot with large format cameras too back then.
 
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Posted by Markus on September 26th, 2016 | Filed in animals, car, fun, hotrod, photography | 8 Comments »


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