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The Honda You’ve Always Wanted

My first car was a Honda. I’m still a fan, even today. However, most car enthusiasts will agree: They simply lack power out of the box. Don’t get me wrong, I love the S2000, I love the NSX, but Honda simply never offered a turbocharged compact sports car, and that’s always been a problem.

Well, until now…

The 2015 Civic Type R, announced at the Geneva Motor Show now comes turbocharged. It doesn’t look half bad either.

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Something About the S2K…

I’ve never managed to stay behind the wheel of the same car for too long. I’m not sure why, but those that know me know that I’ve been through a few. However, there is something about the S2000 that I simply can’t get enough of. Out of the box, it already looks aggressive. There isn’t much that you really need to do to make it an eye-catcher.

When my buddy Luis stopped by and the opportunity came for a quick shoot of his S2000, I simply couldn’t pass it up. Hoping to take something more official when the car is finished.

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Edited Matte Blue S2000

The Art of Post-Processing

Photography encompasses a lot more than simply taking a good photo; often times a lot of editing is involved to turn a good photo into a great one. Proper setup, lighting and photo composition are all very important, but the thing that can give a little extra edge is known as: post-processing. While a lot of photographers like to let the camera do most of the work, there are just some things your gear can’t do on on it’s own.

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Above is the before and after of a photo I shot earlier this year. Looking back at it now, I should have taken some of the reflections out manually, but overall, I think it turned out decently enough. Everyone has their own style and technique when it comes to editing photos. Understanding the functionality of the software is important in getting the look you want during the editing process.

Professional photographer Jeff Creech has shared some of his processes, which were nothing short of amazing.

The amount of work required for a single photo.

Post-processing is also used to help correct exposure issues, remove unwanted elements, or even equipment required to take certain shots, as seen below:

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Rig shot by Michael Orlando | Proper Garage

I haven’t come across one single technique that is the same across the board for all photographers in regards to how they edit, and when asked, the laundry list of layers and workflow are often too long to list. However, sometimes what seems like even the most simple edit can change a photo entirely.

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Going forward, we’ll talk about the specifics of particular editing styles and techniques based on things I’ve read as well as my own findings. Stay tuned!