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      06-24-2014, 12:00 AM   #1
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My attemps at car photography...

Been trying my best to get better at car photography. Here are some recent attempts...









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      06-24-2014, 04:04 AM   #2
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Cool cars!
This might just be my personal preference, but I would have stepped back a little or zoomed out to include more of the background. The cars seem to take up too much of the space in the photos.

I am by no means a professional photographer, so don't take my comments to seriously!
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      07-06-2014, 04:17 PM   #3
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I dabble in this myself. PM me if you have any questions.
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I like your perspectives and proportions of your subjects. If you're shooting cars, then I like them about where you have them.

Is there something that you'd like to change or improve?

Experiment with different focal lengths and different perspectives is all I'd suggest.
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Wow! Those look really good to me, I like them. Only thing I could think of is maybe just very slightly zoom out to show just a tad more background. Other than that, fantastic! Editing is pretty good too.
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I like the E55 shot very much; if any nitpick it would be for a smaller aperture / longer exposure to have a larger area of focus (so the front of the car as it goes away from the lens plane would be sharper).

X5 shot is good too, as is the old buggy thing.

Last shot - really nice looking GT-R, but the composition for me doesn't work.
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I like the E55 shot very much; if any nitpick it would be for a smaller aperture / longer exposure to have a larger area of focus (so the front of the car as it goes away from the lens plane would be sharper).

X5 shot is good too, as is the old buggy thing.

Last shot - really nice looking GT-R, but the composition for me doesn't work.
Thanks for your feedback: much appreciated. How do you like your 6D?
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No merc is ever photoed from a flattering angle. You did that well.
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Thanks for your feedback: much appreciated. How do you like your 6D?
Love the 6D. For what I shoot it is perfect.

The only thing I am a bit annoyed with, not a big deal, but in nearly 2 years since it came out, Canon hasn't updated the EOS Remote app and there is no native iPad app with better resolution.
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Messing around with a different editing style...

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Pretty cool pictures man, what editing software do you use?
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Pretty cool pictures man, what editing software do you use?
I have an old version of Lightroom mate...
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I have an old version of Lightroom mate...
Old version or not they turned out superb
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I like tha last picture of a black car, looks like it'll transform any minute
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Wow, you certainly get some exotic machines to shoot !
I love this one and your Canon 50D with 70 - 200 f/4L at 200mm has nicely captured it and given a nice perspective. Your 1/1000sec shutter speed has also nicely 'frozen' the car, which is pin sharp.

Now, I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of having a look at your image, as I think the car, being such a dynamic colour, demands a little stronger processing. More colour and contrast mainly.

Here's an effort to show you what I mean.
If you'd rather I didn't alter your images, please say.

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In either case (hence the split), I also would've gotten rid of the dust/foreign object/whatever aberration that is too.
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Wow, you certainly get some exotic machines to shoot !
I love this one and your Canon 50D with 70 - 200 f/4L at 200mm has nicely captured it and given a nice perspective. Your 1/1000sec shutter speed has also nicely 'frozen' the car, which is pin sharp.

Now, I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of having a look at your image, as I think the car, being such a dynamic colour, demands a little stronger processing. More colour and contrast mainly.

Here's an effort to show you what I mean.
If you'd rather I didn't alter your images, please say.

Alan - I appreciate the feedback. As you can tell, like many on this forum, I'm an amateur at best when it comes to photography. I'm also an amateur when it comes to Lightroom, and enjoy playing with all the different sliders and settings. I don't have a set "style", so at times go with a vibrant look, or in this case, a more washed out look. I like the way you edited it as well, as of course the yellow is very striking.
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In either case (hence the split), I also would've gotten rid of the dust/foreign object/whatever aberration that is too.
That's actually the heat coming off the track (it's a landing strip) as it was a very, very hot day.

Here is the original picture, straight out the camera.

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