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Old 03-05-2013, 10:32 AM   #21
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Learn what all the controls do and practice with them. Photography is all about a proper exposure and how you control the light hitting your sensor. Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO are all different ways of controlling light coming through the lens and all yield a different look depending on how you adjust them. Learn how each one changes the look and take it from there.


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Old 03-05-2013, 11:09 AM   #22
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for the most part just auto no flash, messed around with some aperture. but mostly auto.
Yeah number one is to get off Auto and use M S or A ( Nikon user, not sure how canons are setup). These will allow YOU to control the shot you want. Use ISO, etc. read the manual that came with your camera front to back. I did that. It helps. Also read articles about what more aperture vs shutter does, etc.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:47 AM   #23
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Buy a good tripod. A 50" Vivitar is about as sturdy as a trailer home in a hurricane. Get a better lens. The 18-55 is a very soft lens by itself. Pros don't spend $1k on a lens just for fun, they do it because it gives the best results and as such you can't expect pro results with a kit lens.

Last but not least, as others have said, you need to work on your lighting. Get good with either the Tv (shutter priority) or Av (aperture priority) modes and you'll see your images improve. Read the book cowmoo suggested and get a good understanding of what all of it means.

Your images have all the very basics of what will make a good image (good location, nice subject, etc), it's just up to you to take it that much further by controlling the light that hits the sensor.

Also, that Accord looks sick. What has your buddy done to it?
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:05 PM   #24
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thanks to all, i will post some shots as i progress and try and mess with the manual settings. again thanks for all the feedback and input!
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]Buy a good tripod. A 50" Vivitar is about as sturdy as a trailer home in a hurricane. [/B] Get a better lens. The 18-55 is a very soft lens by itself. Pros don't spend $1k on a lens just for fun, they do it because it gives the best results and as such you can't expect pro results with a kit lens.

Last but not least, as others have said, you need to work on your lighting. Get good with either the Tv (shutter priority) or Av (aperture priority) modes and you'll see your images improve. Read the book cowmoo suggested and get a good understanding of what all of it means.

Your images have all the very basics of what will make a good image (good location, nice subject, etc), it's just up to you to take it that much further by controlling the light that hits the sensor.

Also, that Accord looks sick. What has your buddy done to it?
haha yeah the tripod is pretty damn flimsy. it came with the camera so that's all i've got for now.

as for the accord, hes put the hfp front lip, hfp 19" rims, k sport big brake kit with stainless steel lines, was on k sport one piece but they blew now on megan, v6 trunk lip, tints, hids top and bottom, interior system, akeda intake, pulleys, throttle body spacer, wheels are spaced... forgot the how much, resonator delete - and i think thats that for now, not too sure though
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I saw your pics in the other thread. Where are you uploading your pictures too and what kind of format are you saving them as as well? They look real grainy and the edges are fuzzy meaning the quality died somewhere after editing
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"better pics" is pretty subjective. Tell us what you want to improve about your photos, then we can help.
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if you dont want to shoot raw, be sure to do the highest quality JPEGs and as big as possible.
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Try using imageshack instead of photobucket. Also save your images in PNG (highest quality setting if it applies)

Here are the three pics you sent me. I edited them on PS6 and uploaded to Imageshack.





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Quality test with Flickr


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do you prefer flikr to imageshack? and thanks, i did not know about the png setting.
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pictures looked better before Jake edited them. Jake's memory card is not good enough.

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