Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:17 am

Member
2019 Primavera 150
Joined: 06 Nov 2019
Posts: 6
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Member
2019 Primavera 150
Joined: 06 Nov 2019
Posts: 6
Location: Atlanta, GA
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:17 am linkquote
When taking glamour shots of a bicycle, there are some basic suggestions. Parallel chainline (if possible), tire valves at 6 o'clock, crank arms at 9 and 3, among others. Sure enough, if you follow those, your bike ends up looking great.

Are there any pro-tips in the scooter community? Angle of shot or angle of front wheel? Handlebar height or eye-level? Let your preferences fly!


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Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:29 am

Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1527
Location: Ohio
 
Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1527
Location: Ohio
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:29 am linkquote
Maybe not such a busy background with this bike photo?


O.S.
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:06 am

Molto Verboso
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1933
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Molto Verboso
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1933
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:06 am linkquote
Depends on the look you're going for. Strait on shots tend to look clinical as if you're trying to sell it. Angled ones lend some drama and make the eye want to wander around the image. If I have to take a straight pic (front, back, sides) I will try to take it from high up or down low.

The examples included below are oversaturated for effect.













Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:24 pm

Ossessionato
'06 Vespa LX150, '07 Suzuki Burgman 400, '05 Honda Metropolitan
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 3142
Location: Avon, Ohio (25 miles west of Cleveland)
 
Ossessionato
'06 Vespa LX150, '07 Suzuki Burgman 400, '05 Honda Metropolitan
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 3142
Location: Avon, Ohio (25 miles west of Cleveland)
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:24 pm linkquote
Be careful with the use of wide angle. It makes yer ass look huge!



Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:39 pm

Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3350
Location: Staten Island, NY
 
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3350
Location: Staten Island, NY
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:39 pm linkquote
Rules for what makes a good photo apply to photos of objects. Control negative space, balance, framing, perspective, contrast, color, focus, etc. Be creative!
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Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:09 pm

Hooked
2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 20 Jun 2020
Posts: 111
Location: Ventura, CA
 
Hooked
2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 20 Jun 2020
Posts: 111
Location: Ventura, CA
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:09 pm linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
Depends on the look you're going for. Strait on shots tend to look clinical as if you're trying to sell it. Angled ones lend some drama and make the eye want to wander around the image. If I have to take a straight pic (front, back, sides) I will try to take it from high up or down low.

The examples included below are oversaturated for effect.
I really love that crochet'd holder. I'm in for that! (Knitter Spinner Weaver Sewist here)

And, great angled photos technique!
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:06 pm

Molto Verboso
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1933
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Molto Verboso
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1933
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:06 pm linkquote
pammieellen wrote:
I really love that crochet'd holder. I'm in for that! (Knitter Spinner Weaver Sewist here)

And, great angled photos technique!
Thanks. I kind of made up the pattern to solve the problem of what to do with my drinks after a meet with my club-buds that wouldn't scratch up my Gigi.

I can usually be found crawling around on the ground trying to get the best angle to make a scooter look cool.
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:12 pm

Hooked
2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 20 Jun 2020
Posts: 111
Location: Ventura, CA
 
Hooked
2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 20 Jun 2020
Posts: 111
Location: Ventura, CA
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:12 pm linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
Thanks. I kind of made up the pattern to solve the problem of what to do with my drinks after a meet with my club-buds that wouldn't scratch up my Gigi.

I can usually be found crawling around on the ground trying to get the best angle to make a scooter look cool.
I love it!
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