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Old 08-02-2010, 03:20 AM   #1
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Default Getting pictures of your ride?

Where do you guys usually get good pictures of your rides? i find my self needing non-cell phone pics of my car and only thing i can think of is buying my self a legit camera and learning to take pics my self? which i am pretty interested in photography other than taking car pics...

just wondering, any inputs?
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:32 AM   #2
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what you really need to ask yourself is... do you want good pictures of your car? or do you want to be a photographer?

odds are you can get a camera or rent a camera or borrow a camera and get a halfway decent picture from any of these options, but if you want something a magazine would want to run you're better off hiring a photographer. you'll spend just as much renting pro equipment as you'd spend getting a local photographer to shoot your car, and pro equipment can be next to worthless without a pro to operate it.

if you want to be a photographer, invest in an SLR and take a class at bcc or through pcnw. you don't need a nice slr, you just need one with manual controls. pick up a nikon d100 at glazers and a 50mm 1.8 and you can take pictures that will knock people's socks off with around 50 hours of hobby learning curve time.

then again you can get a single picture worth its weight in gold with less investment than the 'be a photographer' route outlined above.

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Old 08-02-2010, 03:55 AM   #3
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start meet up
find someone with camera
pay them in sexual favors

I'd take photos of your car but my shots are less than mediocre.
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:25 PM   #4
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what you really need to ask yourself is... do you want good pictures of your car? or do you want to be a photographer?

odds are you can get a camera or rent a camera or borrow a camera and get a halfway decent picture from any of these options, but if you want something a magazine would want to run you're better off hiring a photographer. you'll spend just as much renting pro equipment as you'd spend getting a local photographer to shoot your car, and pro equipment can be next to worthless without a pro to operate it.

if you want to be a photographer, invest in an SLR and take a class at bcc or through pcnw. you don't need a nice slr, you just need one with manual controls. pick up a nikon d100 at glazers and a 50mm 1.8 and you can take pictures that will knock people's socks off with around 50 hours of hobby learning curve time.

then again you can get a single picture worth its weight in gold with less investment than the 'be a photographer' route outlined above.
I've been lurking the idea of getting a SLR, didnt think of taking a class at bc tho, maybe i'll do that. thanks! and i really liked "pro equipment can be next to worthless without a pro to operate it." haha

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I'd take photos of your car but my shots are less than mediocre.
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:26 PM   #5
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Whats a picture?
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:58 PM   #6
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i'm a photographer, however I haven't shot cars at all. if you need pics i can probably hook you up.

trades would be nice.

or you could get a good quality point and shoot and learn some photography basics and DIY.
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:50 PM   #7
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^Buy a point and shoot. Unless your car is special, I don't see why you would pay someone to take pictures of it. Having a camera will come in useful every time you upgrade parts, want to sell parts, or anything else that requires pictures (duh).
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:23 PM   #8
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:24 PM   #9
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:43 PM   #10
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:46 PM   #11
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you can't lurk an idea. you can lurk a forum. you can lurk a swamp in the deep southern bayou. you can even lurk an airplane as a venomous snake.

but you can only consider ideas. if you want to be able to make images like this:

whenever you want... about any subject you want... for any reason you want... then you should take a class in photography or spend every second of the day teaching yourself how to use a real camera, be it an SLR or a film rangefinder or a twin lens reflex or a view camera.

if you just want a nice picture of your car, there are tons of people who will gladly take a small amount of your money and a moment of your time to make a beautiful picture of your car.

that's just how the cookie crumbles.
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:46 PM   #12
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That guy sucks. I heard he doesn't even know how to drive a stick
Probably from all that luxury car driving...
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:51 PM   #13
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you can't lurk an idea.
OH ****, Inception!!!!

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you can lurk a forum. you can lurk a swamp in the deep southern bayou. you can even lurk an airplane as a venomous snake.

but you can only consider ideas. if you want to be able to make images like this:

whenever you want... about any subject you want... for any reason you want... then you should take a class in photography or spend every second of the day teaching yourself how to use a real camera, be it an SLR or a film rangefinder or a twin lens reflex or a view camera.

if you just want a nice picture of your car, there are tons of people who will gladly take a small amount of your money and a moment of your time to make a beautiful picture of your car.

that's just how the cookie crumbles.
C is for coooookie!



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Old 08-02-2010, 07:19 PM   #14
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hahahahahahaha, thats awesome!
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:39 PM   #15
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OH ****, Inception!!!!
loved that movie

but we should stop.
The Kouki monster might hear us.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:46 PM   #16
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On a serious note, if you're not really into photography and just want to get better pictures, buy a Canon point & shoot camera and a tripod. If you really want to get a little deeper into photography, I bought a D60 kit and a "D60 for Dummies" book, and have been learning as I go. It's a fun hobby, but can get very expensive once you outgrow the kit lens, which is almost immediately. Not that there is anything wrong with the kit lenses, there are just a lot more "fun" lenses out there...
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:09 PM   #17
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Armin do love teh Soobeez, and will make your ride gorgeous. But Tex makes yer Subie loveable



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Old 08-02-2010, 09:28 PM   #18
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I'm self taught as well as a lot of the great photogs here
and heck yeah..... still learning as I go....

I started with a point
and shoot and now have tons of gear, all of which I need, yes i do!!!


The key to getting decent photos is understanding light and how it reflects through the camera.

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Jamie you still have the collection of old cameras???
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Jamie you still have the collection of old cameras???
400+ and growing.... <----bit nuts huh?
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