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      06-05-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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What are some tips on taking pictures on cars...
Ideas on how to take a photo of a car
What camera
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Camera doesn't really matter. Lens of course does, but start with a 50mm equivalent. Just browse the pictures section to get ideas on composition. I would not worry about software until you have the basics down. You cannot really edit a bad picture into a good one (not without major work).
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What are some tips on taking pictures on cars...
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get a DSLR and Photoshop.

youtube camera tips. they are helpful.
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What are some tips on taking pictures on cars...
Ideas on how to take a photo of a car
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If you're starting out...

Camera doesn't matter, but I'd recommend a dSLR of some sort.
The kit lens will be fine, but I recommend getting a wide-angle lens as well.
Adobe Lightroom 4 would be my suggestion for editing software.

You can always buy my used 20D for cheap and then a lens elsewhere.
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I have a sony a33 and 2 different lens not to sure about the mm but they were expensive.
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Black and other very dark colored cars don't typically shoot well midday when the sun is out and the skys are clear. There are some exceptions to this, but it seems to generally hold true (at least for me). 'magic hour' works great for them as does overcast/slightly overcast days. Alternatively, if you don't need sky in your shots, you can also just shoot them in a shaded area. Just mind where/how you frame your shots so you don't get great variance in exposures.
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I have a sony a33 and 2 different lens not to sure about the mm but they were expensive.
You will never, ever be a decent photographer until/unless you become familiar with your equipment. You need to know how it works and how to use it. The most expensive lenses made will not produce a decent image in the hands of someone who knows nothing about them (except by pure luck).
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OP, show us a few pics you have taken...
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#1. Know your gear
#2. Know your rule of thirds. (composition)
#3. Get out as much as possible and start shooting.

You have a dslr which is great to learn on because it gives you instant results. You can view the image immediately where as film has to wait to develop to see the result. Having instant access to the photo you just took has both positives and negatives to it.

The positive is you can see what you just shot. The downside to this is that you will find it harder to be a disciplined shooter. Since you can view instantly, you will tend to take many different shots and hope that one of those shots will please you.

Shooting on film takes much more discipline because, you have to really think of the composition of your shot. You also have to take every other aspect of photography into consideration when shooting film. You cant just say, "nah i dont like that one, ill fix it later." In a sense, you can fix film later but you start to understand photography much better when shooting film.

Out of the three tips I listed, number 3 is the most important. Learning your gear and composition will come with getting out and shooting. Most importantly, Have fun!

Most photographers love photography because it is fun for them. No one is gonna say, "Aw man, I have to go shoot this Ferrari later but I really don't want to."

Have fun!
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Hey guys you can check out my photography at tricked productions page on Facebook and like it. I still havnt done my car and my friends but it will be up in a month or so
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