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Mar 15, 2012 19:25 |  #1

hey guys, new to the forum
just took a couple snaps of my friends car

would like some constructive criticism/feedback
more photos in my flickr aswell, dont be afraid to hit me harshly.
willing to learn :)

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Mar 15, 2012 21:09 |  #2

Not to bad. My buggest nit pick is there needs to be more light on the camera side of the car.


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Mar 15, 2012 22:42 |  #3

A quick comment on number one. tilt shift can be awesome, And i understand what you are trying, but the car is just too small in the scene. the sky looks a little fake as well. A tighter crop is needed.

The second shot is the best, but again a tighter crop would help.

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Mar 16, 2012 01:19 |  #4

I have the canon t1 same camera as your camera.... so I looked at your flicker account and pretty much saw the same things... If your shooting a car try to isolate it from all the stuff around it, if you have a poor background. get down and shoot kneeling or look for better backgrounds...but lets talk about where you were at....throw your 1st shot away any time you shoot down at an object you make look like a toy in your case a hot wheel....the second needed cropped, in the position you have the car......you have trash on the drivers side and a sign....and a chain on the other side. parking lines in front of the car.... so I did a quick chop for you....

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had you moved the car straight back into the large paved area we would not being having this conversation. Same goes for shot 3 chain link rarely looks good in a shot...or shipping containers.

as for the rest of your flickr account go back through and ask yourself what was I trying to capture and say with each photo.... is the shot worth saving by editing out un-wanted details.. if not throw it out.... Learn to self edit...also if your going to shoot more cars hangout in a magazine isle and look through car mags and look how shots are lit and composed...lots of places on the net to tell you how to light your shots... here is a good tips link for you http://www.carphototut​orials.com …st_outdoor_car_​shoot.html (external link)

Looks like your shooting in raw and converting to jpegs which is good....with your camera shooting straight jpegs is only 72dpi.....and degrade with editing... also make sure your picture style is set to neutral.
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Mar 16, 2012 02:29 |  #5

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I have the canon t1 same camera as your camera.... so I looked at your flicker account and pretty much saw the same things... If your shooting a car try to isolate it from all the stuff around it, if you have a poor background. get down and shoot kneeling or look for better backgrounds...but lets talk about where you were at....throw your 1st shot away any time you shoot down at an object you make look like a toy in your case a hot wheel....the second needed cropped, in the position you have the car......you have trash on the drivers side and a sign....and a chain on the other side. parking lines in front of the car.... so I did a quick chop for you....

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had you moved the car straight back into the large paved area we would not being having this conversation. Same goes for shot 3 chain link rarely looks good in a shot...or shipping containers.

as for the rest of your flickr account go back through and ask yourself what was I trying to capture and say with each photo.... is the shot worth saving by editing out un-wanted details.. if not throw it out.... Learn to self edit...also if your going to shoot more cars hangout in a magazine isle and look through car mags and look how shots are lit and composed...lots of places on the net to tell you how to light your shots... here is a good tips link for you http://www.carphototut​orials.com …st_outdoor_car_​shoot.html (external link)

Looks like your shooting in raw and converting to jpegs which is good....with your camera shooting straight jpegs is only 72dpi.....and degrade with editing... also make sure your picture style is set to neutral.
email me if you have questions...

The OP does not have image editing permission enabled. Please don't edit and post someone else's work without permission.


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Mar 16, 2012 10:14 |  #6

Woolburr wrote in post #14095528 (external link)
The OP does not have image editing permission enabled. Please don't edit and post someone else's work without permission.

Good point. We allow some slack in "Critique", but simpy should enable editing in his User Prefs if he wants help in other areas of the forum.
It also would be OK if the editor just posted a link to the edited image.


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Mar 16, 2012 11:27 |  #7

My eye trains to the blurred clouds in the first photo

The second one looks to have too many similar colors, with the car being white, the ground being a greyish, and then the sky clouds, but my eye first spots the car, which is good. I would try removing some of the sky and cropping to get a better POV for the car.

The third photo, I feel the same about cropping some of the sky out, it will (again) give the car a better POV. I just had my car on a thread here and had some of the same issues. Good luck, and keep shooting!


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Mar 16, 2012 23:06 |  #8

PhotosGuy wrote in post #14096927 (external link)
Good point. We allow some slack in "Critique", but simpy should enable editing in his User Prefs if he wants help in other areas of the forum.
It also would be OK if the editor just posted a link to the edited image.

I probably should have posted a link.....oops....I would hope that if I posted a critique photo regardless of my status that someone would edit it make comments or suggestions.


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Mar 18, 2012 21:41 |  #9

Thanks a lot for all the critique guys ! I will take them into consideration when editting/shooting,

and my bad about the photo editing option, I didn't know it existed, it is on now so hopefully it's all good.


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Apr 27, 2012 21:01 |  #10

Because the wheels are naturally dark and being on the opposite side to the light source reflectors on to the wheels would have worked really well in the shot I think.




  
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Apr 28, 2012 12:04 |  #11

#1 is your best take. Im not sure why you make it look like a micro-machine, but it's different, and the more I look at it, it grows on me.

The other takes aren't that great. Clouds distract me as does the graffiti and background of the crappy buildings.

I've been telling this to people in the critique forum to ask yourself questions. WHY did I include the buildings? WHY is there street signs? Does it help convey a stronger photograph? Could I have approached it in a different way to give a more dramatic effect?

For example in #2, I might have gotten low to the ground where that yellow line was in a sense pointing in the direction of the car. Give it some leading lines TOWARDS the car to create some sort of motion, cut out the sign & chain behind the car as it serves no purpose other than to say hey, you can't come passed here. Has no real relation to the car IMO.

I hope this helps and I wasn't too harsh! :-)

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