GT5 Realistic Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Media Center' started by calvins48, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    I thought I'd start this thread as a separate one to the casual photography thread. The photos posted in here are designed to look as realistic as possible - the aim is that people won't be able to distinguish these images as real or fake until they look twice. Take your time, edit the photo, make people look twice.
    This isn't "casual" photography, it's stretching GT5's Photo Mode to its limits then opening up an editor and adjusting your image to perfection.

    I got this idea from the one over at GT Planet. Like that thread, this one has rules, which are the following:

    • You can take a picture of anything in the game but make it look realistic. Would that person really be like that in the background? Would that tree really look like that? Can a car really pull-off that manouvre?
    • Make the pictures realistic - put yourself in the position of a real photographer at a location or at the side of the tarmac. Could you really stand in front of a moving vehicle and take a photograph?
    • Don't insult people images! You can critique and give tips, but don't go telling anyone that they suck and should stick to using a cell phone camera.
    • Editing is allowed, but please mention in your post when/if you do so.
    • Use Flickr for your photo uploads. Flickr apparently retains the most quality of the images. Pictures from GT5 consist of up to 18 megapixels - you don't want to lose that quality and subsequent realism.

    Tips
    • Keep telling yourself you're holding a real camera. If you were there with that car or at that circuit, would that photo be possible?
    • Edit your photos in post-production. I've found that Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 is the best tool for editing my images.
    • Use Photo Mode to your advantage. There's many option available to you, and a lot of them increase the realism of yout images. Over-exposure, F-Stop, Shutter Speed - you as many tools as you think you need.
    • Don't add wild effects. Sure, it looks good but it isn't very realistic. Ask yourself, does it look real or does it look like computer graphics and/or painting?
    • You don't have to edit the photos in post-production. A lot of the time, the images look fine directly from GT5 and can potentially be ruined in editing programs.

    Using Flickr
    Once you've uploaded your photos, click on the one you want to add to the forum, next right click on and choose the large option. Then just right click again and copy the URL into the forum. Don't forget to add [​IMG] before and after the url - [​IMG]. You can do this for any photo you want.

    Here's some images I recently took that I think show some realism. They're not perfect and could be improved more but I wasn't in the mood to spent multiple hours editing. I gave them each a quick edit in Lightroom and uploaded them via Flickr. I like to over-expose my photos to emphasise the lighting.

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  2. the_saint8

    the_saint8 Licensed Racer

    Nice work Calvin, here is something I tried tonight.

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    Last edited: Aug 23, 2011
  3. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Great job, man. Actually looks like you were standing by the side of the circuit! :)
     
  4. Forgetful

    Forgetful Licensed Racer

    Click-make-big

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  5. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Wicked good shots, Forgetful!
     
  6. the_saint8

    the_saint8 Licensed Racer

    I like this thread calvin, hope it gets more great submissions. Photomode is one of my favourite part of GT5.

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    Last edited: Aug 23, 2011
  7. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Thanks, man.

    Hopefully it'll take off, but the photo's aren't just casual ones so it may not be as popular.

    However, I know we have some great talent here that can show off in this thread! :)
     
  8. the_saint8

    the_saint8 Licensed Racer

    Two more with the help of GIMP for editing.

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  9. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

  10. the_saint8

    the_saint8 Licensed Racer

    I've downloaded Photoscape and it has a lot of features I like.

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  11. the_saint8

    the_saint8 Licensed Racer

    Photo added for September 5 event.

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  12. THE_KART96

    THE_KART96 TPRA Staff

    Here's one from a while ago.

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  13. Forgetful

    Forgetful Licensed Racer

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    Forgetful Licensed Racer

  16. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Brilliant shots, KART and ff! :)

    Especially that last one from you, ff. That's what this thread is a about - making people look twice.
     
  17. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Double post fail. Bang to rights, your honour. Guilty as charged.
     
  18. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Wow! Well done!
     
  19. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    The Enduro car I'll never use (for the Enduro):

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