Newtography
By Andrew Newlun
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Pic of the Day

Project December: Day 18

Well today is a little different. I recently got the newest version of my favorite xbox racing game, Forza 5. So I don't game a lot, mainly just a way to hang out with the guys after the wife goes to sleep on the weekends. But I find myself drawn to this game for one, well maybe two reasons. The first is that it is the most realistic racing game I can get on the xbox. I love cars and so this is obviously fun for me. But the big reason is because Forza features a photo mode. 

 

So this allows me to do anything from pose my cars in different landscape or garage settings for photos or pause the game in the middle of any race and go into photo mode live. I find myself playing around in photo mode much more than actually racing in the game. While its not exactly perfect, it is pretty darn close. It gives me everything from exposure to shutter speed and live editing options. 

Since I LOVE automotive photography, this is literally like a dream. Set up any car in any scenario and freeze time to get any shot my mind can conceive. It is literally the best thing ever for an automotive photographer. Which is why I am so drawn to it. 

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So to change things up a bit, I decided to do a Forza photoshoot for todays pic of the day. Of course it couldn't just be snap a pic and upload it, that would skip all the fun parts ;). So I took three bracketed images and then converted and tonemapped them into an HDR. Then had my phun in fotoshop and tadaaaa. Todays pic of the day :) A Newtography edited, Forza 5 HDR :). I had a lot of fun making this, and I am sure there will be more pics to come from this game. If you are on xbox live feel free to friend or follow me, my gamertag is "Newlun". Hope you enjoy todays pic :)

tonemapped HDR

tonemapped HDR

Newtog Edit :)

Newtog Edit :)

Project December is a collaborative adventure with a couple of my fellow F Stop Lounge contributors Carly Gill and Suzanne Clements. Be sure to click on their names to check out their Pics for today :)

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