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I am going to sticky this here and in the non-srt show offs.







Can you critique these two photo's Parkerman:

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On the first picture.. I think I would have taken like.. 2 steps to the right. Give the car a little more space between it and the side of the picture.. just some room to breathe, and framed the car with the bridge a little more, Mainly having the end of it ,where the square part is sticking out of the top, more behind your car.. and the arch of the bridge accenting the curves of the car though. But still have majority of the bridge in the dead space, still using the rule of thirds.


The 2nd picture needs to be cropped tighter. There is just to much dead space around it... and the dead space is just boring.



That is more of what I would have went with. Also, I would have tried to move the car up more to capture more of the bridge in it. Or leave it the way it is.. just move the car in the picture a bit so its side is turned more towards you.

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though the way I cropped it leaves little of the bridge to be seen... but that goes back to re-framing it when you're taking it.

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I recropped it..

 

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oh, and is this a critique thread??

i love photography.. but i am still a noob with it though.. picked up a T1i with a 18-55 lense.. still learnin..

I would rather it not end up being that.. Yet.. However if you make a thread and want me to comment on the pictures in it.. Then just give me a heads up.
 

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I've always thought that if you're taking the time to do a photoshoot of your car, take the time to roll all the windows up. Unless you have a really good reason, they shouldn't be down.
When I first started I always forgot about the windows. It took a while to make it a part of the routine because of how easy it is to forget before you get out of the car and start snapping pics.
 

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^ Going to have to go with Nay. The angle is kinda boring... There is a blue box sitting on top of the car.. and half the car is in shadow.. Needed either a fill flash.. to be taken from the other direction.. or to move the car to make the lighting work a little better.

To make the picture better, you would need to go with a higher angle in my opinion.. So that you capture less of the background in it... as the background isn't that interesting. That would also rid you of the blue box.. and more of the car would be in the light... Which I think from above would look a bit better. Still needs a fill flash though.. But not everyone has extra flashes/strobes.
 

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Good write up. Definitely a few things I have tried you mentioned that I wont anymore, i.e. putting the camera on the ground.
 

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just ordered a tripod. gonna try and get some pics here soon. unfornately its not an srt but we are all car guys.
 

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Packerman...while I think what you are trying to do is cool I think you should state your sources for your post. I am not one to piss on anothers parade, however I have been in photography since I was in highschool and taught it for several years.

One thing to understand is not all rules apply as your subject matter can require different elements to create a perfect picture.

A very important element you left out was how important contrast plays in pictures especially in black and white images. While your background was very nice in your picture your subject blended in with the background causing the two to blur and cause the viewer to loose focus.

Good luck helping the newbs
 

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Packerman...while I think what you are trying to do is cool I think you should state your sources for your post. I am not one to piss on anothers parade, however I have been in photography since I was in highschool and taught it for several years.

One thing to understand is not all rules apply as your subject matter can require different elements to create a perfect picture.

A very important element you left out was how important contrast plays in pictures especially in black and white images. While your background was very nice in your picture your subject blended in with the background causing the two to blur and cause the viewer to loose focus.

Good luck helping the newbs

The source is myself speaking from experience and from seeing what other people have been doing wrong.

I can honestly say... You lost me on the bolded part.
 

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The source is myself speaking from experience and from seeing what other people have been doing wrong.

I can honestly say... You lost me on the bolded part.
If your subject is dark and your background is dark it blends together. Think of a black guy in a movie theatre, who has his eyes closed and isnt smilling.

Now take the same scenario but add an albino. :thumbsup:


Like I said I am not trying to bag on you. I took formal classes for Photography and see where your going but hit up google first just to confirm your ideas.

My wife says I am the best lover ever, that doesn't make me a porno star.
 

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Your analogy would work if my car had no reflections.. and was on a solid black background. The reflections create contrast and the edges of the car are clearly defined... It doesn't just "blur" away into the background.
 
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