John Zhang

John Zhang

Self-proclaimed man.

Website URL: http://www.1013mm.com

Post Processing: Lexus LFA

This image of a Lexus LFA driving along the coast in Big Sur, CA was shot at the beginning of the year. The kicker here is that I didn't shoot the car at that particular location at all. What I am about to show you goes against the photographer's code and I may be banned from the...... Nah I'm only joking. Image compositing is not a new technique and has been around for years. The trick with image composites is piecing the images together seemlessly so it does not look forced. Perspective, angle, lighting, and composition all play a major role here. 

My 2009 BMW 135i E82 Car Build From Beginning To End Sorta

I just wanted to blog this "beginning to end (sorta)" post because I rarely see posts like these around anymore. So to start it off, I want to give a brief intro on myself and my car. Many of you may know me as a car photographer since my photo shoots get posted all over the place, however, you might not know that my photography "career" is closely intertwined with my car build. You might not know that it was because of my car that I got into automotive photography in the first place.

Batch Saving Action and Automation in Adobe Photoshop CS

When I first started seriously photographing for demanding clients, I quickly discovered that saving PSD files became a daunting and prolonged task. In my mind I thought, "man, there has to be a way to save every photo set I do more efficiently". So I did some searching online and found out about Photoshop "actions". Actions would help me simplify the process without me having to go through File > Save As, however, I would still have to press play on every photo from the set to get them to save. As a result, with further research, I found out about one of the most helpful tools that Photoshop has to offer.

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