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Old 08-07-2013, 09:46 AM   #281
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Sub'd Newb photographer here, well new to DSLR's. Hoping to learn fast

Here are some pics I took, I use LightRoom 5 for editing.

Edit: After reading the first post I can already see some mistakes I have made..





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Old 08-08-2013, 10:29 AM   #282
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I would just suggest getting lower with the p.o.v.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:42 PM   #283
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oh noes...the yellow poles are back!
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:39 PM   #284
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I would just suggest getting lower with the p.o.v.
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oh noes...the yellow poles are back!
Thanks, I will work on it and hopefully have better shots in the future.
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Also pay attention to the placement of the car and where the sun is coming from. You've got some shawdows and harsh sunlight areas that could have been easily avoided (picture 1 and 2). Here are my suggestions / constructive criticism:

With picture #1, there's a lot going on and therefore there are distractions that take away from the car (background, grate in the pavement, etc).
#2 is just sort-of a weird angle...it's not quite a 3/4 shot and it's not quite a side profile. And again, the grate.
The angle on #3 is ok but those parking lines aren't doing anything for you.
The wheel shot (#4) you cut off the wheel >_<
#5 I'd just try doing that shot with a different background...the trees probably would have worked better imo.



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Old 08-11-2013, 02:10 PM   #286
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for the photogs out there: im interested in night photography using the ambient lighting only. Now the question is, which type of lens would you recommend that i should have to get the same result? do you think he used additional lighting here?

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Use a lens with a low f/stop. Most likely the only light in that picture came from the parking lot lights or maybe a store nearby. I also think he color corrected a little bit.
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Use a lens with a low f/stop. Most likely the only light in that picture came from the parking lot lights or maybe a store nearby. I also think he color corrected a little bit.
would a 50mm f/1.8 be useful most of the time?
i mean, i wouldnt like to buy a lens which i wouldnt be using as much.
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would a 50mm f/1.8 be useful most of the time?
i mean, i wouldnt like to buy a lens which i wouldnt be using as much.
Yeah the nifty fifty is a good all-around lens and you can pick them up for cheap.
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Yeah the nifty fifty is a good all-around lens and you can pick them up for cheap.
thanks! im off to buy one tomorrow.
hopefully soon i can post some photos and get some advise.
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Thanks for the tips!

I saw some good videos on automotive photography on youtube as well. I will try to post links later.
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Looking for constructive criticism I'll post more later but here's one for now.

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Looking for constructive criticism I'll post more later but here's one for now.
http://www.ultimate-photo-tips.com/p...of-thirds.html
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for the photogs out there: im interested in night photography using the ambient lighting only. Now the question is, which type of lens would you recommend that i should have to get the same result? do you think he used additional lighting here?

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would a 50mm f/1.8 be useful most of the time?
i mean, i wouldnt like to buy a lens which i wouldnt be using as much.
Just FYI...I sent the photographer a message about this picture and he just got back to me. He used a Nikon 50mm 1.8 lens.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:31 AM   #296
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Just FYI...I sent the photographer a message about this picture and he just got back to me. He used a Nikon 50mm 1.8 lens.
thanks a lot.
i got to go out and practice shooting.

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Some other techniques

Some other techniques of photography.

Infrared :

I have a Nikon D50 modified, removed the IR blocking filter and added an IR pass filter in front of the CCD.
See also www.lifepixel.com/D50
and www.lifepixel.com/tutorials
Some photoshop work afterwards is required.

Example, my E46 325 vert : click

3D anaglyph :

taking 2 pictures slightly offset from each other and stack those 2 with dedicated software. The result should be viewed with those red-cyan glasses.
Info : wikipedia.org/Anaglyph_3D
software example (the one I use) : anabuilder
Try to avoid photographing red and/or light blue colours. Pics in black-and-white gives good results

Example, my E46 325 vert : click

Example anaglyph in B&W: click

Example combination IR and anaglyph : click

HDR images :

take photo's (preferably off an tripod) with different exposure times (use the auto-bracketing function of your camera) and stack these together into 1 picture.
HDR means High Dynamic Range
The HDR function is built in into photoshop (I beleve from version CS4 and up)
Info : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDR

Example : back in 2008 my E30 vert : click

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Guy in second pic is the real photographer.
I was just messing around with my Nokia Lumia.
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