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Old 12-03-2012, 06:54 PM   #10026
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I call this one..."Late for Work"
Car looks good, although I might turn down the luminance on the tail lights a little bit to try to recover some of the details. I can also see some cloning remnants on the rear window area. I know it's the nature of rig shots, but I've never been a fan of the shaky lights in the background of rig shots.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:57 PM   #10027
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Absolutely beautiful background! The car is cropped way too tight on the right side and the really blue sky is affecting the color of your car. I would turn down the saturation on the blues and see the difference it makes. I would also adjust the highlights as well. It looks like you got the sharpening high to. It doesn't look too bad considering the direct sunlight though!
To add to what's already a good critique, I don't like how the car is centered vertically in the frame. Gorgeous background though!
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:05 PM   #10028
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i wanted to get your opinion on this in your 'not hammered' state. shot looks a little more contrasty on my mac (looking at it on my work PC it looks like the flare took a lil more wash over the car). anyway, reprocessed this old shot with my current knowledge on processing. been learning A LOT of new things that past couple months. i think this is a good example showcasing what i learned. (new toning methods)

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Now that I can see clearly now...

The tones and contrast look great to me. A few things do bug me though...the ground doesn't really look wet, but you've got water drops on the hood of the car. I'd fix going one way or the other just for consistency's sake. I also think there's a tiny bit too much space on the left side of the frame, and there's a weird highlight in front of the rear driver's side car that isn't consistent with the shadow. The focus point also seems to be off a tiny bit, since the driver's side front look a bit sharper than the passenger side. Finally, the windshield is almost a little too dark, since it looks darker than the bottom air dam area of the front bumper (where a FMIC would be).
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:49 PM   #10029
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #10030
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Nice and sharp! Any way you can try to recover some of the highlights from the sky? If you want to get real ambitious, maybe even try compositing in some clouds...but you'd want to make sure the sun was shining clearly no matter what to match the shadow and rest of the scene.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:26 PM   #10031
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Now that I can see clearly now...

The tones and contrast look great to me. A few things do bug me though...the ground doesn't really look wet, but you've got water drops on the hood of the car. I'd fix going one way or the other just for consistency's sake. I also think there's a tiny bit too much space on the left side of the frame, and there's a weird highlight in front of the rear driver's side car that isn't consistent with the shadow. The focus point also seems to be off a tiny bit, since the driver's side front look a bit sharper than the passenger side. Finally, the windshield is almost a little too dark, since it looks darker than the bottom air dam area of the front bumper (where a FMIC would be).

well ok then! next time i will ask you when you are hammered again. i like those critiques better
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:29 PM   #10032
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well ok then! next time i will ask you when you are hammered again. i like those critiques better
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:29 PM   #10033
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well ok then! next time i will ask you when you are hammered again. i like those critiques better
Hahahaha this is entirely appropriate:

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:30 AM   #10034
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #10035
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I used your tips to get this photo of my car.
It is one of the betters ones I have.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:44 PM   #10036
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I hope this isnt a repost. it made me think of this forum when I read it. =)

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Old 12-09-2012, 03:46 PM   #10037
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Nice and sharp! Any way you can try to recover some of the highlights from the sky? If you want to get real ambitious, maybe even try compositing in some clouds...but you'd want to make sure the sun was shining clearly no matter what to match the shadow and rest of the scene.
You are all about adding clouds aren't you?! There weren't any clouds there so I really don't want to add something just because. I like the sun flare and setup anyway.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:12 PM   #10038
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:45 PM   #10039
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You are all about adding clouds aren't you?! There weren't any clouds there so I really don't want to add something just because. I like the sun flare and setup anyway.
I'm with you on this one. I love the way the sky is and the way the light is hitting the back of the car.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:40 PM   #10040
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Something a little different from me, how do you guys like the editing?

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:46 PM   #10041
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:19 PM   #10042
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Something a little different from me, how do you guys like the editing?
I love it. The composition is different, for a side profile I would never think of taking the shot on a bend/corner in the road but here it works, I still get the sense of motion. My only "complaint" would be showing a little more pavement under the rear tire and the hill in the foreground.

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:20 PM   #10043
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I'm moving to Colorado....
Yeah! When the wife said she wanted to move here......I said OK

Because of stuff like this!



Pictures really don't give it the justice it deserves. Its still breathe taken every day!


Coldmm... I couldn't really get anymore room. I had already climbed up the hill on the other side of the road and I was standing in the bushes on rocks. I also shot it at 70mm on my 70-200. I should have switched to the 18-105 but it was 18*f at 9000ft today, and I was freezzzzzzing!

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Old 12-11-2012, 01:07 PM   #10044
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I apologize before hand for a slight thread jack here, but there seems to be a great number of amateur and professional photographers that frequent this thread.

I have been watching camera deals unfold since Black Friday. I have found this deal and I was wondering would this be a good opportunity for a newbie to jump into the DSLR game?

$600 - Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Kit

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...REBEL_T4I.html

I have previously only owned point and shoots but really want to pick up a new hobby. I have always wanted to get into photography but never had the time or money to do so.

Now that I am out of college I have a bit more time and can spare the cash to get into the game. So overall, is this a good "starter kit" for an inexperienced newbie?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:12 PM   #10045
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I would say yes, that is a good starter kit. I have the T2i and it has been a great camera for the price, however I wish it had the option of the swiveling screen that the T4i has. The automatic settings make it very noob friendly and it has all the manual setting abilities so as you learn more you can advance with this camera.

With the right glass it is a great camera. I traveled to Alaska this summer and rented a 100x300 L series for the trip. Paired up with the crop sensor of the T2i I was able to capture some pretty amazing (imho) wildlife shots. I have done everything from automotive shoots to weddings to your standard landscapes, though with far less success than some of the others in this thread.

I think the post from rzimm above is very much related to your question. It's not the camera that takes good pictures, it's the photographer. ANY camera can produce a work of art, in the right hands. With that in mind I would say the T4i is a great start to get into the world of dslr.

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:02 PM   #10046
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Great camera to start off on, I just recently started with a t3i, but you might want to look into the 18-135 kit lens. It will be better than the 18-55 and give more range
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:58 PM   #10047
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Well...there's a few issues with this photo that I'm sure I covered in the tips and tricks. The main one is the sharp angle to the photo, which doesn't really help the composition in any way. It also probably would've been better if you didn't cut off the car where you did, and if you turned the wheels to face the camera. Finally, the time of day is a bit harsh since the sun is shining really brightly on the car.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:03 PM   #10048
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You are all about adding clouds aren't you?! There weren't any clouds there so I really don't want to add something just because. I like the sun flare and setup anyway.
Haha not so much the clouds, but more just not having a blown out sky. I know it makes sense the way it is, but I personally would try to adjust it in some way.

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New one...
I really like this one, especially how it's a newish modern sports car with a fading, neglected background. I think the car might be a little low in the frame, but it still works with the composition. If anything, I might try to make the car stand out a little more. I know you can't really change it, but since the car and the background are both pretty sharp (this is where spacing the car from the background helps), they kind of merge together and thus the car doesn't quite stand out so much. You might be able to isolate the car and process the background a little differently, but you just need to be careful about doing that so that it doesn't look unnatural.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:26 PM   #10049
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Something a little different from me, how do you guys like the editing?
The edit looks great, although I might go a little less pinkish. I know that the road is angled down, but the horizon in the background isn't quite straight...so I'd fix that.

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I love it. The composition is different, for a side profile I would never think of taking the shot on a bend/corner in the road but here it works, I still get the sense of motion. My only "complaint" would be showing a little more pavement under the rear tire and the hill in the foreground.
I agree with this, and yeah I know you didn't really have any extra room. However, this is a situation where I would suggest moving the hill downward in the frame and then cloning over the road where it was. Might be a bit ambitious, but it's something that I'd try to do
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:32 PM   #10050
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I apologize before hand for a slight thread jack here, but there seems to be a great number of amateur and professional photographers that frequent this thread.

I have been watching camera deals unfold since Black Friday. I have found this deal and I was wondering would this be a good opportunity for a newbie to jump into the DSLR game?

$600 - Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Kit

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...REBEL_T4I.html

I have previously only owned point and shoots but really want to pick up a new hobby. I have always wanted to get into photography but never had the time or money to do so.

Now that I am out of college I have a bit more time and can spare the cash to get into the game. So overall, is this a good "starter kit" for an inexperienced newbie?

Thanks in advance.
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I would say yes, that is a good starter kit. I have the T2i and it has been a great camera for the price, however I wish it had the option of the swiveling screen that the T4i has. The automatic settings make it very noob friendly and it has all the manual setting abilities so as you learn more you can advance with this camera.

With the right glass it is a great camera. I traveled to Alaska this summer and rented a 100x300 L series for the trip. Paired up with the crop sensor of the T2i I was able to capture some pretty amazing (imho) wildlife shots. I have done everything from automotive shoots to weddings to your standard landscapes, though with far less success than some of the others in this thread.

I think the post from rzimm above is very much related to your question. It's not the camera that takes good pictures, it's the photographer. ANY camera can produce a work of art, in the right hands. With that in mind I would say the T4i is a great start to get into the world of dslr.

Fellow noob and Canon fan,
T
This advice is very sound. My only addition to this advice would be to go to a camera store and try it out. See how it fits in your hands and if the controls make sense. There's no point in getting a camera that you won't be comfortable using. At the entry level, you won't really notice a huge difference in quality between most, if not all, of the DSLRs available at this price range, so it's worth seeing if a different camera works better for you ergonomically. I think I've said it a few times before on this thread that one of the main reasons I started with Nikon and stuck with it because it fit my hands better.
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