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couple photos ive done.

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  1. lostsoulzprophet

    lostsoulzprophet delslow

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    getting into taking pics. practicing and so on.

    started using a sony a330 dslr and sold it and bought a canon rebel t3i
    top 5 pics are with the canon other are with the sony

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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Good work, The composition is a bit elementary - You carry this everywhere you go ?
     
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    lostsoulzprophet delslow

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    not everywhere i go just sometimes on days off. by composition elementry explain that for me lol..

    any tips are welcome for me to get better
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    Shoot in RAW mode if u dont already and use Photoshop like a darkroom.. and remember the rule of 1/3's , aka, dont center everything

    I need to start shooting more
     
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    lostsoulzprophet delslow

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    i have it set on raw and jpeg so i have both files havent really got into editing pics yet. and ill try not to center everything lol
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    i love editing RAW.... its so easy and the shots come out perfect usually
     
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    lostsoulzprophet delslow

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    i might try editing them one day but as for now i really have no idea on what i would be doing in there lol. any tips on pics of cars since import alliance is in two days and i plan on taking alot of pics
     
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    1: your white balance is completely off in most of the pictures.
    you are lacking a lot of color and warmth in most of those pictures.

    look up white balance adjusting on your camera, i usually do custom white balance (keep a plain white piece of printer paper in your pocket. unfold it and lay it out. take an out of focus picture of just the paper, nothing else in the frame at all, and use that picture as your white balance setting pic. white balance will be perfect in every shot for that particular area/room)

    2: composition is indeed elementary. i see what it is you are trying to take a picture of, but i believe you missed the photograph you were trying to achieve. like stated above, rule of 3's.

    another example is the pool balls. could have been a good shot (pun intended) but, the cue ball is way too out of focus, and you have too much bokeh (blurriness of the background) which yields a colorful blob in the background.
    set that picture up again one night. take care to look at your options of what will be in the background depending on which end of the table you use, use your white balance paper, choose a clean or properly scarred cue ball, and adjust your f-stop to make the balls in the background just blurry enough to make out and snap it again. play around with a couple different aperture's and shutter speeds and see which you like the best.

    i believe that there is a difference between photography and picture taking.
    photography is art.
    picture taking is just taking a picture.

    3: all of your pictures seem a little soft to me. mainly the close up shots you took. except the wasp or whatever, that one is pretty crisp.
    usually what i try to do is use only the center focus point setting on the camera, point that directly at the item/area that i want in perfect focus, then move the camera to the composition that i want.
    also, this is where a great lens will make a difference. you could have a top of the line camera, but a cheap piece of glass will kill the pictures.
    also, if you have any filters on the lens, make sure that they are perfectly clean.


    dont become a "photographer" that relies mainly on editing to produce a great photograph.
    if you learn and practice a lot with aperture, shutter speeds, and iso's you can achieve great photographs straight from the camera.
    personally, i love nothing better than showing a photo that i took and being able to say that i didnt edit it.
    being able to say "look at what i captured perfectly" is better than saying "look at the editing i did on this one"


    main thing i see is the shots of the sol, that red brick, and green vegetation could pop brilliantly with some adjustments on the settings.

    one tip i usually give to people starting to learn the manual settings is to use the auto setting as a starting point to shutter speeds etc.
    my old xti always makes pictures a tad over blown in auto mode, so i will put it in auto mode, and press the shutter halfway, it will show on the screen the settings its going to use, then i switch to manual and adjust from there.


    sorry for all the negative lol. but, its the best way to learn.
     
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    There's really no reason to shoot in Raw. He's not a professional. I don't even shoot in Raw because I don't see the need to as the camera will do what I am going to just faster (convert to jpg). I can manipulate an image roughly the same in jpg or raw.

    Based on the pictures above, he's got a lot more fine tuning to worry about than which method to shoot in.

    OP; start with the basics. Your composition is pretty far off. You need to understand the rule of 1/3rds to make your image pleasant. You accomplished this with the last picture of the valve cover.

    What modes are you shooting in? M, Tv, Av, bitch mode?
     
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    Shooting in raw lets you fine tune your shot as if you took it with your camera to begin with.... i introduced my dad to raw mode and thats the only way he shoots now and his pictures have improved drastically
     
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    Looks like how my Grandma shoots pictures...

    Just kidding. Nothing some practice and critiquing can't fix. I wish I could afford the money for a nice Dslr but I can't justify spending that kind of money on something I don't really do all that often. I'd rather by weapon stuff, motorcycle stuff or car stuff.
     
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    used.. its how i bought mine 6 yrs ago and it still works great
     
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    yea 1/3rds is something im going to practice on. as far as what i shoot on usually is under av or tv. depending what im trying to achieve. just usually try different things at different times. only way i figure to learn and take in yalls tips
     
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    lostsoulzprophet delslow

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    any crititq on the bumble bee lol. honestly thats my favorite and took forever to get a decent pic of it lol
     
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    lostsoulzprophet delslow

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    just because i live in the same state as him dosent mean i would waste my time taking pics of his ugly ass cars lol
     
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    lostsoulzprophet delslow

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    this was at local import alliance meet that happend today
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    edited your post to number pictures for easier c&c.

    1: cars should be to the top, or the bottom of the frame. rule of 3rds.

    2: not too bad. white cars suck for taking pics on bright sunny days. very hard to get them to not be over blown while keeping the background bright too.
    crop the s2k closer to the corner of the frame, that asphalt is just wasted visual space distracting from the overall scene.

    3: i like it, for these kinds of shots, getting closer to the bike and bringing the lens in more would get rid of a lot of the distracting background while keeping the same amount of the bike in frame.
    experiment with taking a picture of something from a distance with the lens zoomed all the way out, then get closer to the subject and pull the zoom in so that the item appears to take up the same amount of space through the viewfinder.
    changes the perspective, but keeps the subject the same.

    4: car should be top of frame, or bottom. and its washed out.

    5: crop out the bottom of the pic. 3rds.
    lol at the guy in the background.
    gotta keep an eye out for things like that in the frame of the picture. sometimes (when the situation allows, such as a car meet) you may have to wait a few min for everything to get out of the way to capture the picture you want. patience can make or break a photo.

    6: color is decent in this picture. i would crop out the bottom so its close to the wheel, and crop the left side close to the mirror. cut out the wasted space. also, 3rds.
     
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    lostsoulzprophet delslow

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    ok much appreciated so on number 3 u mean be away from subject. zoom in and focus then move closer and zoom out as i go ???

    also can u post a picture as for the 3rds part. i pretty much think i understand in a good aspect but would like a picture to verify.

    also much appreciated on helping. most people wont around here.
     
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