2013 Beretta.net Calendar!!

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2013 Beretta.net Calendar!!

Postby Wanako » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:46 pm

I'm back bitches and it's that time of year again! Time to go out shooting for the 2013 Beretta.net 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 1280x800 resolution minimum. Better yet, just set your camera to the highest quality it can take and submit that. Any pictures with insufficient resolution will not be accepted, and the member will be notified. It is 2012 and everybody should have a decent camera nowadays of at least 5 Mega Pixels. :P

send all submissions to: keioken20@yahoo.com

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.

The Cutoff date this year will be on Friday, November 16th 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 19th and will end on Tuesday November 27th 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!

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Re: 2013 Beretta.net Calendar!!

Postby Wanako » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:47 pm

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. :lol:

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.



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Re: 2013 Beretta.net Calendar!!

Postby Styluss » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:41 pm

If anyone wants tips on how to get a great shot I would be happy to help. I am a 4 time calendar winner you know 8)
And although I'm not a photo grad or anything of the sort, I like to think I have a good eye for a winning pic.

Or maybe it's just that I can criticize the living hell out of something! :twisted:


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Re: 2013 Beretta.net Calendar!!

Postby Styluss » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:08 pm

I'm having trouble deciding on my location... But I have the idea in mind.


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Re: 2013 Beretta.net Calendar!!

Postby 3X00-Modified » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:40 am

Eh, maybe next year... Running out of time and I don't have any free time to take photos.



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Re: 2013 Beretta.net Calendar!!

Postby woody90gtz » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:50 am

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I told Tiffany the other day that 2012 has been the first year in a decade that I haven't driven a Beretta.


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Re: 2013 Beretta.net Calendar!!

Postby whiteretta » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:30 pm

I signed back on here after months of not visiting, and it was about two days after this was posted up lol. I had the perfect photo from the summer already on the computer, so I'm all submitted again this year!


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Re: 2013 Beretta.net Calendar!!

Postby DUBS28 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:05 pm

14 Days left! How well is this doing? Not a very active thread. My dilemma is that the photo I was planning on submitting is on my laptop that fried. I think it may still be on my camera as well but we haven't found the camera since we moved. Hopefully I can get something figured out.


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Re: 2013 Beretta.net Calendar!!

Postby Beretta_gal » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:25 pm

I submitted my photo back in September, hopefully you got it and it will work as I didn't get an email telling me otherwise, so hopefully I'm good!!!


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Postby Styluss » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:50 am

I just need some Photoshop time with my pic and I'll get it in!


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Re: 2013 Beretta.net Calendar!!

Postby Wanako » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:05 pm

Beretta_gal wrote:I submitted my photo back in September, hopefully you got it and it will work as I didn't get an email telling me otherwise, so hopefully I'm good!!!


I actually haven't received anything from you. Please send it in one more time.

To anyone that hasn't received a reply, it means I haven't received it. If you haven gotten a reply from me, please send it again.


SUBMIT PEOPLE!! I've only got 4 pics submitted!!! I don't care who submits, just submit to my will... I mean pics.

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Re: 2013 Beretta.net Calendar!!

Postby Styluss » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:17 pm

I could not find the raw file of the photo I want to use last night! I'll get this done soon.

And I say if we don't get enough submissions, those that do submit get two months!


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Re: 2013 Beretta.net Calendar!!

Postby DUBS28 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:53 pm

Or get to submit a second photo of the other Beretta. Everyone ownes more then one right? You can't have just one :)


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Re: 2013 Beretta.net Calendar!!

Postby Beretta_gal » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:06 am

DUBS28 wrote:Or get to submit a second photo of the other Beretta. Everyone ownes more then one right? You can't have just one :)

Wellll, not anymore!!!!


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