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      02-20-2012, 02:10 AM   #1
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Please Critique Me

Soooo, I just started trying to shoot cars recently tell me what you guys think. Be honest as blunt and as mean as you can be dont hold back.


I really wanna learn Photoshop stuff and lighting I suck and know absolutely nothing, and I have access to almost any program/plugin so that isnt a problem if you guys have suggestion. Im currently only trying to work with / lean cs5 and light room 3. Then I play with photomatrix.


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Lots of nice shots. Personally, I prefer more close-cropped shots, unless the background adds to the picture instead of cluttering it up.
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the first one is your strongest image and quite good compositionally.
don't tilt your camera. it's amateur and awful. a crutch to add "creativity" but looks as awful as selective color.
don't use fake blur. learn what distance and lens and settings combinations will allow the blur to occur naturally.
your subject should not be reaching the edges of your frame - unless you're focusing on a part of your subject specifically, in which case the overall subject will be overlapped by the frame edges.

i don't use the word "should" as if it is a rule for subjects, but that the idea falls under the art principles of composition and balance.
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the first one is your strongest image and quite good compositionally.
don't tilt your camera. it's amateur and awful. a crutch to add "creativity" but looks as awful as selective color.
don't use fake blur. learn what distance and lens and settings combinations will allow the blur to occur naturally.
your subject should not be reaching the edges of your frame - unless you're focusing on a part of your subject specifically, in which case the overall subject will be overlapped by the frame edges.

i don't use the word "should" as if it is a rule for subjects, but that the idea falls under the art principles of composition and balance.
thank much appreciated, jw by the tilt you mean what I did with the s2k right lol? >.< I learned I could of just rotate and crop like what most normal human being would of in LR3 . . . fml

all in all thanks for the advice.
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I agree with rodi that the first shot is a good one. However, the light at the top of the frame draws my eye away from the car. If it was my pic, I would crop out the light.
IMHO, dark cars are difficult to photograph in a dark environment.
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I agree with rodi that the first shot is a good one. However, the light at the top of the frame draws my eye away from the car. If it was my pic, I would crop out the light.
IMHO, dark cars are difficult to photograph in a dark environment.
ohhhh o.O so mind boggling >.<
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IMHO, dark cars are difficult to photograph at night.
Fixed. Maybe a little easier for you to comprehend this.
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IMHO, dark cars are difficult to photograph at night.
Fixed. Maybe a little easier for you to comprehend this.
Lol I understood first time but thx
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