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Old 03-26-2012, 08:50 PM   #8401
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Awesome I'll check it out. The biggest problem I have is lighting. I find that it's either too sunny or too shady. I can't seem to get that crisp clean look. What can I do to practice?
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:00 AM   #8402
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Awesome thread! Thanks for all the tips.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:38 AM   #8403
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Here's a couple from me. Complete noob to DSLRs. I was pretty good with film when i was 15-16.. that was 8 ears ago. Picked up a Canon 7D and started playing:

The first i figured i was lucky with the opportunity in my driveway..socal sticker, sun shine and a palm tree reflection. The shot itself.. How'd i do?

The second, the background just sucks... Wish it was in a nicer location with something far off behind them, maybe a angled shot of a white bugeye in the distance? Could have been real cool i think.

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Old 03-27-2012, 01:38 PM   #8404
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Where can I get a lens for a 100 bucks?! All the lenses I have been looking at are at least 400 dollars and up. How much can I really accomplish with my currrent set up?
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Awesome I'll check it out. The biggest problem I have is lighting. I find that it's either too sunny or too shady. I can't seem to get that crisp clean look. What can I do to practice?
You can accomplish plenty with your current setup. You just have to be patient and you need to learn the functions of your camera inside out. I mention using a tripod in my first posts on this thread, and when combine with a low ISO, all your photos should be crisp and clean. You'll also want to learn to shoot in RAW and learn how to post-process. Simply relying on your in-camera processing to create JPEGs only works so well. On top of that, a good photographer will learn through experience how to deal with different lighting situations and make it work. Once you have a good understanding of how your ISO, shutter speed, and aperture affect overall exposure and sharpness, I have no doubt that you'll see a marked improvement in your photography

And yes, Amazon, B&H, and Adorama are all great resources to buy lenses. I have Amazon Prime so I've been using that more than anything lately, but B&H has always been my go-to in the past.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:45 PM   #8405
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Here's a couple from me. Complete noob to DSLRs. I was pretty good with film when i was 15-16.. that was 8 ears ago. Picked up a Canon 7D and started playing:

The first i figured i was lucky with the opportunity in my driveway..socal sticker, sun shine and a palm tree reflection. The shot itself.. How'd i do?

The second, the background just sucks... Wish it was in a nicer location with something far off behind them, maybe a angled shot of a white bugeye in the distance? Could have been real cool i think.

Harshness appreciated.. The only way to learn.
Welcome to the world of digital! Your past experience with film shows with these two compositions...they're both pretty good, except for the background in the second one of course. What you've also shown though is the need for a circular polarizer to get rid of the reflections/glare on the roof in the first shot, and the the reflection/glare on the windshields of the second shot. A 3/4 shot of a bugeye in the distance would be pretty cool for sure. I might even say that your B&W conversion on that second shot needs a tiny bit more contrast, but the glare on the windshields is the one thing that really needs fixing more than anything.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:20 PM   #8406
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You can accomplish plenty with your current setup. You just have to be patient and you need to learn the functions of your camera inside out. I mention using a tripod in my first posts on this thread, and when combine with a low ISO, all your photos should be crisp and clean. You'll also want to learn to shoot in RAW and learn how to post-process. Simply relying on your in-camera processing to create JPEGs only works so well. On top of that, a good photographer will learn through experience how to deal with different lighting situations and make it work. Once you have a good understanding of how your ISO, shutter speed, and aperture affect overall exposure and sharpness, I have no doubt that you'll see a marked improvement in your photography

And yes, Amazon, B&H, and Adorama are all great resources to buy lenses. I have Amazon Prime so I've been using that more than anything lately, but B&H has always been my go-to in the past.
Thanks or your advice and quick responses! A tripod is definitly in my future along with a new prime lens with a lower f stop. Here are a few more, let me know what you think.




This is the orginal version of the photo i showed you before.



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Old 03-27-2012, 07:03 PM   #8407
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Oh and can someone suggest a decent tripod. I was looking at some and the price range goes from 20 to 300 dollars! I don't need top notch, I'm not a pro here.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:19 PM   #8408
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Thanks or your advice and quick responses! A tripod is definitly in my future along with a new prime lens with a lower f stop. Here are a few more, let me know what you think.
You're definitely on the right track with these compositionally. The third one with the dirty front end is a bit on the bright side, but otherwise they're all pretty good. The group shot has one big flaw, which is the twigs and branches getting in the way and on top of the cars. The sky is also rather blown out on that one as well. Otherwise, the setup is good.

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Oh and can someone suggest a decent tripod. I was looking at some and the price range goes from 20 to 300 dollars! I don't need top notch, I'm not a pro here.
A good tripod makes all the difference. I wouldn't buy a tripod legs + head combo for less than $200. It doesn't matter if you consider yourself a pro or not...the cheaper tripod simply won't be able to hold the weight properly and could easily cause camera shake with just a slight breeze. B&H has some good Manfrotto leg/head combos, so I'd probably start there. My old setup used a Manfrotto leg/head combo that cost about $260-270 total.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:37 PM   #8409
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Tripod legs http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...um_Tripod.html
Tripod head http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Ball_Head.html

That's just over $200 total. I'm using the legs and love them, easy to adjust and easy to find a stable position even in the woods taking nature/landscape shots. My head also came with the quick release plate and is a huge time saver.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:52 PM   #8410
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How is the edit on this one? I've been playing around with different styles!

I like the way this one came out! I also just put the refinished 18x10 on today! I got tired of the black last year, so they're gold now!


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Old 03-27-2012, 09:15 PM   #8411
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A good tripod makes all the difference. I wouldn't buy a tripod legs + head combo for less than $200. It doesn't matter if you consider yourself a pro or not...the cheaper tripod simply won't be able to hold the weight properly and could easily cause camera shake with just a slight breeze. B&H has some good Manfrotto leg/head combos, so I'd probably start there. My old setup used a Manfrotto leg/head combo that cost about $260-270 total.[/quote]


Damn it, why do I always pick expensive hobbies?! If it makes that much of a difference I guess it's worth it though. It's going to be tough balancing out modding my car and modding my camera! I want to make sure I'm going down the right path and do it right the first time.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:15 PM   #8412
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One more for you to critique then I'll give you a break man!

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Old 03-28-2012, 02:05 PM   #8413
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went back to try the fog shots again. think this came out better.





rsw0124 what lens are you shooting these with, they look great. is this at dusk? your other shoots look awesome too. any tips/details i would appreciate greatly.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:10 PM   #8414
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Thanks, this one was with the 70-200mm f2.8. Its the lense that the carmera wears daily, when I can't get what I'm looking for with it....I go to the 50mm f1.8 or 18-105mm f3.5. It was taken around 5:45 pm, I had to wait for the sun to come under a tree(so there where no shadows on the car) and about ten mintues later the sun hit the top of another tree and shadows came right back.


I've learned the hard way....that you need to be patient and wait for the lighting you want and be ready when nature gives it too you! I usually takes a couple quick pics to get the setting just about right, then wait it out! The rest is done in post processing! The pic above looked nothing like that off the camera.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:03 PM   #8415
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mind showing me what it looked like off camera? and my post processing is terrible. i have aperture 3, am completely un-familiar with lightroom or cs.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #8416
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How is lightroom? I use Corel Paintshop Prox4 (for now), My buddy recommends photoshop Cs5 but it's 200 bucks and that's pricey considering I'm an amatuer!
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:02 PM   #8417
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I enjoy lightroom a lot, easy to use and I have no idea at all what I'm doing.



















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Old 03-28-2012, 08:07 PM   #8418
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Pics are cool, I like the last one a lot. How much is lightroom? Is there a ton of stuff you can do with it as far as efects and filters?
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:41 PM   #8419
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snapped this one the other day, and it's the first picture of my car i've taken That I actually liked.





I haven't even ventured into the world of post processing yet, but would it help in general?
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Absolutely.......its all about the post processing!

Jive, when I get home from work I'll upload the original.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:34 PM   #8421
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Absolutely.......its all about the post processing!

Jive, when I get home from work I'll upload the original.
feel free to pm me when ever.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:55 AM   #8422
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Sorry guys, that was one of the layers. Not the orignal it was a long day at work!

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Old 03-29-2012, 01:26 AM   #8423
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Here you go....now that I see them side by side they're not that far off?
Ah, that makes sense now. I stared at this picture for a good minute, and while I loved it, something was bothering me.

Aside from the red flags on the mailboxes (which if removed, may improve composition), the front of the car seems a little blown out, and the side/rear looks a little soft.

Is it, in fact soft? ...or is it just my eyes? Like I said, I looked at it for awhile but my eyes could be playing tricks.

Good idea though. Can I see what it looks like with the flags a darker color to blend in with the darks? That way, you have the light yellow from the sign and the light yellow from the house, and then the car really pops.

LOL I dunno, I'm amateur.
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Here is the original and the edit.

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wow. and this entire time i thought the pictures that i had were **** little did i know they were simply poorly edited. i really need to learn how to work aperture better.
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