Sunday, April 22, 2007

Detailing vs Photography

Car detailing and photography might not be related to each other. But, being having enthusiasm on both fields makes me start to relate each other.

First of all, you need passion for both. Without passion, it will not work no matter how much of money you spend on the equipments. Definitely you can send your car to detailing center for a luxury detailing job, or you can hire a professional photographer to take pictures for you during a holiday trip. Both ways might please most people, putting the cost factor aside.

However, if you're a 100% DIY fan, you might not fancy the idea of paying someone to do a perfect job for you. Instead, getting a perfect result by yourself would satisfy you even more. Nothing beats the great feeling of admiring at a self-detailed shiny glossy ride or enjoying a wonderful sunset photos taken by yourself during a holiday trip.

Putting the passion and effort aside, let's see how I relate detailing tools/terms and photographic tools/terms together. Will put it into some 'equations' but in reality, it's NOT equal, and it's just my personal opinion...

Compact camera = Random Orbital Buffer (ROB)
Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) = Rotary Buffer (RB)
DSLR Lenses (interchangeable) = RB backing plates & pads (interchangeable)
Filters = Polishes
Flash = Worklamp (haha!)
Mini ladder (used during fashion events) = Mini ladder (used when detailing roof)
Shutter speed = Buffer speed
ISO level = Polish aggressiveness
Aperture size = Pad size

That's about it. I will add-on more if I get new ideas :-) Last but not least, the most important factor is still the man behind the buffer/camera. Given a set of tools, one should fully utilize it to achieve the best result. Do not always put the blame on your tools. If you get poor results, give yourself a review on your techniques, that might save you alot on spending unnecessary money. Definitely good tools will aid you in achieving better results, provided you know how to use it. Happy buffing and shooting.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flash = Worklamp


p/s: was at 1U today. u missed this sessions fashion on 1. saw many forumers shooting :o

10:15 PM  
Blogger Zey said...

Was at there from 4PM-8:30PM. Didn't see you there! Hehe...

10:33 PM  

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