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#1 Posted : Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:27:49 AM(UTC)
/QUANTUM DRiFTER'S FM6A GALLERY
I haven't posted any Forza photos or frequented these forums since the FM4/FH days but since Forza has come to PC I'm finally able to play again. Having been away for so long I'm still just getting back into Forzatography, it's taking some time getting used to it again compared to all the cars and motorsports I've shot in real life lately. My current PC is capable of running the game at medium settings 1080p60, although I am planning to build a new computer this summer. Each photo posted here is a 1024x576 preview, beneath each image there are download links to 1920x1080 versions where I have removed the Forza watermarks in Photoshop. Feedback is welcomed!

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Part of the club [FTC] Forzatography Collective.

/FEATURES
Official Forza Motorsport 6: Apex photocomp winner - week 1:

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Official Forza Motorsport 6: Apex photocomp winner - week 2:

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Shot featured in Week in Review (27/5/16):

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/FIRST SET
Here's my first set of photos from Apex. (17/5/16)


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#2 Posted : Saturday, May 21, 2016 8:35:58 AM(UTC)
Nice to see you again QD! Legomaster909 here (I can't remember if you were around when I changed my gamertag). My laptop can't handle Apex so I won't be making a gallery here but I'll be sure to drop in and check out your stuff as much as I can. Great start already :)

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#3 Posted : Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:01:38 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Nights Viper Go to Quoted Post
Nice to see you again QD! Legomaster909 here (I can't remember if you were around when I changed my gamertag). My laptop can't handle Apex so I won't be making a gallery here but I'll be sure to drop in and check out your stuff as much as I can. Great start already :)


Thanks man! I think I was around when you changed it, good to see you around here still :)

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#4 Posted : Saturday, May 21, 2016 2:48:29 PM(UTC)
/RALLY THEME
Time for another set of photos, this time I decided to shoot a couple of rally legends. Same as before, each photo has a watermark-free 1920x1080 download link below. (21/5/16)



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/BONUS SHOT


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#5 Posted : Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:13:37 AM(UTC)
LOL, I think your rusty man. Keep at it.
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#6 Posted : Thursday, May 26, 2016 2:08:23 PM(UTC)
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LOL, I think your rusty man. Keep at it.

Yep, it's been a few years since I last used the Forza photomode so that's true. What aspects do you think I could improve?


/SUPERCAR THEME
In this set of photos I captured some of the supercars of Forza Apex while being hooned around the track. (26/5/16)

I managed to flip the Veyron to get this cosmic shot, looking up at it while in the air:

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For this next shot I couldn't decide which looked better; headlights on, or headlights off with higher contrast and a wider aperture:

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EDIT 30/5: The photo above was featured in the Week in Review here!


Thanks for viewing, constructive feedback welcomed :)

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#7 Posted : Friday, May 27, 2016 9:27:10 AM(UTC)
Awesome stuff!!
Drifter, Designer!
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#8 Posted : Friday, May 27, 2016 5:46:01 PM(UTC)
I'm really liking this shot!

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#9 Posted : Saturday, May 28, 2016 2:09:48 PM(UTC)
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Awesome stuff!!


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I'm really liking this shot!



Thanks guys :)
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#10 Posted : Thursday, June 9, 2016 9:26:08 AM(UTC)
Since the last update to this thread a lot has happened: I won the official Forza 6 Apex photocomp in Week 1 and Week 2, and got another photo featured in the Week in Review!

/MUSTANG STREET RACE THEME
In this set I wanted to create a sense of rivalry between the blue Mustang Mach 1 and other muscle cars on the streets. (9/6/16)


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I liked the above shot but thought it would be better if only one of the cars had their headlights on. I took another version and merged them together in photoshop, as well as slightly changing the lighting/contrast/colour, sharpening a little and generally cleaning up the image. Here's the result:

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#11 Posted : Monday, June 13, 2016 12:28:38 PM(UTC)
Gawjus photos QD! But... Where are the sheep???

A photographer sees not through the eyes, but through the mind.
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, June 29, 2016 2:35:47 PM(UTC)
Thanks xH! Apologies for the lack of sheep lol.

/MOODY VOLVO THEME
I decided to take the Volvo S60 touring car out for a shoot, and as it's such a menacing looking car I had to pick a night track to emphasise it. (29/6/16)


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This photo looks much better without the watermark:

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This next photo is a combination of two separate shots - one with headlights on (for a menacing look) and one with them off for more even lighting, which I've merged together and lightly edited in Photoshop. You can see the originals on my Flickr.

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I understand that the Apex Forzatography subforum is pretty dead, so thanks to those of you still here for looking! :)

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#13 Posted : Monday, July 18, 2016 12:56:55 PM(UTC)
/DRIFT THEME
I've been waiting to post this set for a while but been kept busy with my new job. This set I wanted to get back to my roots and focus on drifting, so I pulled out the 370Z and spent a couple of hours destroying the tires. (18/7/16)



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/BONUS SHOT


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#14 Posted : Monday, July 18, 2016 2:55:11 PM(UTC)
I like the fourth shot. Your pictures may look better with a solid color on the car.
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#15 Posted : Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:34:37 AM(UTC)
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I like the fourth shot. Your pictures may look better with a solid color on the car.


Thanks! Yeah I picked a shiny paint for high contrast B&W shots to show off the rubber on the cars bodywork but realise it doesn't look great in colour.
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#16 Posted : Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:57:51 AM(UTC)
Great work on the Mustang set! I really like this shot from the Volvo set:



Great work on the bonus Mini shot too!
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#17 Posted : Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:22 PM(UTC)
Thanks NV! Those are some of my favourite shots too.

/BMW THEME
I was in the mood for Forzatography again, and the 2 racing BMWs FM6A has to offer caught my attention. I decided to repaint them blue and to make the photos pop, and was aiming for this set to have the feel of a commercial photoshoot. (6/8/16)


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And here's the shot above with a slower shutter speed. I prefer the first version but this image is sharper:

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I couldn't decide if the next shot looked better with or without headlights on at the time, but I've since decided that I prefer the version with lights on. Here are both versions for completeness:

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/BONUS SHOT
Took this shot of the Aventador watching it's prey - learnt a lot about the photomode while composing this shot, it's improved so much since the FM4 days.

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Thanks for viewing!

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