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      05-20-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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Introdution to some of my Photography

Hey guys,

Im a new member and aspiring photographer. I have done a few shots of my car let me know what you think.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95849459@N03/




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      05-20-2013, 04:31 PM   #2
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welcome, the linked pics don't work but I checked out your flicker, I hope you can take some constructive criticism but your pics don't seem to follow any "rules of photography" and the cars are cut off at random intervals, it's like "rule of 15/16th" or something, the key one is pretty cool though
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the watermark is a bit impeding, but nice shots thanks for sharing!
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Thats what im looking for KwLAznkid. constructive crit. Im kinda just winging it now. I know how to use my camera, i know some post-processing techniques but im having issues with composition. Im having trouble building interest in the shots
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the one thing i can suggest is less, is more. it looks like you position a lot of the clutter directly behind the car. it tends to pull the focus back and forth between the two. i always tell people, if you're focusing on car photography, don't focus so much on the background. you're not doing architecture or landscape photography, its automotive. so make sure the car takes dominance in the shot.

hopefully that makes sense. just some ideas to run with
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Thats what im looking for KwLAznkid. constructive crit. Im kinda just winging it now. I know how to use my camera, i know some post-processing techniques but im having issues with composition. Im having trouble building interest in the shots
good stuff man! good luck with it

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the one thing i can suggest is less, is more. it looks like you position a lot of the clutter directly behind the car. it tends to pull the focus back and forth between the two. i always tell people, if you're focusing on car photography, don't focus so much on the background. you're not doing architecture or landscape photography, its automotive. so make sure the car takes dominance in the shot.

hopefully that makes sense. just some ideas to run with
^listen to this guy his pics are amazing lol
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Thanks for the advice! Ill use it and do more research on the basics of composition
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Pretty good shots, what camera were you working with?
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toicy a Nikon D3200 im using that to get my my skills up then im probably going to upgrade to a full frame Nikon in a year or two, pretty much once i outgrow this camera
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jm3as is the photography guru on this forum, I would take any advice he gives. His rolling shots haunt Benz owners at night.
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the watermark is a bit impeding, but nice shots thanks for sharing!
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Don't like the watermark. I do think your photography needs more practice. The camera is fine. People you digital cameras and come out with great results.
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Back when i had my caddy my friend took like 4 shots of my car (2 shots of my car there and 2 shots without my car there just the background) and it came out pretty good. Waiting for him to come back from his trip so he can take some of the bmw =D.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...83828890_n.jpg

Thats the link if you wanna see it. pretty cool effect.
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Sweet shots! Love the last photo on your Flickr page of just the keys. Keep it up!
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If you want the car to stand out against a cluttered background, you should use a nearly fully opened aperture along with your lens zoomed out all the way. Also, the further the subject is from the background, the more it will stand out.
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