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Old 11-08-2012, 06:13 PM   #9876
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Need some quick critiques on these... .I finally got new wheels!!


So when your car is angled slightly off the horizon from the start, which point do you level?

Still trying to figure out side shots, I'm overthinking it.
Excellent choice in wheels

Your first shot don't seem to have the exposure and saturation quite right. The car looks a bit muddy and more off-white than actually white, and some of the leaves in the background look a bit too solid and lacking detail, which is a symptom of oversaturation. The way I'd fix this overall would be to increase the overall exposure a little bit to get the car white, decrease the saturation on the leaves a tiny bit, but also decrease the luminance on the leaves as well to bring out more details. Give it a try and I'm certain you'll notice a difference.

Your second shot seems like the white balance isn't quite right, since it looks a bit too blue/purple. If the horizon isn't level, I always go for making the car level, especially if you're doing a rear shot like you did. If you want to get real ambitious, you can always straighten the horizon yourself in PS This should could also use some darker blacks/shadows, since the tire tread is really bright. I would also say you don't have to get quite so low in elevation in this shot to avoid the 4x4 look.

Your final shot is the opposite...I'd get lower in elevation so that we can't see so much of the roof. Distance between the car and the background helps a lot on side profile shots, for example:



Your overall exposure in this last shot could be a tiny bit higher too.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:16 PM   #9877
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trying to get my pics to stand out more but i think i get too carried away and over edit them.. opinions? criticism? (just a couple)
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The first one looks like you got the clarity turned up pretty high. The second one is tough with the mid day sun as your lighting. The last one looks HDRish and has a ton going on all over the place.
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the edits and crops look decent to me, i think you need to go and brush some color onto the car or lightern up the blue, it doesn't pop enough IMO. especially since the awnings and letterings are blue it just kind of blends.

that car is WRB? for some reason it almost looks blue ridge pearl. let that WRB shine!!!!
Very good advice here, and I agree with all of it. You need more exposure in your first shot, and while the increase in contrast in the "After" shot helps, it's created a lack of shadow detail. The midday sun is totally screwing things up for you in the second shot, and the increase in contrast just makes it even worse since you've made the shadows even more harsh. The cell phone pic just looks too HDR for my tastes and there's way too many distractions happening.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:19 PM   #9878
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That is some good advice. A lot of people always feel they need a lot of stuff in the background to make it interesting. I on the other hand like it extremely simple so you don't get distracted. Even though it's not an exciting photo it's to the point.
Yes, exactly...less is often more when it comes to photography. Remember that you want your viewer to have a clear idea of what your subject is, so anything that takes the viewer's eyes away from that can be considered a distraction.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:21 PM   #9879
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okay so. i've been reading and my delicate brain cannot understand what the full frame vs regular run of hte mill slr thing is. do i spend money on an ew lens or should i upgrade my body, but then do my DX lenses that ihave now become useless? any suggestion would be great but i'm looking to either upgrade my D5000 to something better or i want to find a good 85mm...thanks fellas.
I wrote up something specifically about full frame vs. cropped sensor on No É8...check it out here:

http://www.nof8butwhatwemake.com/wha...t-lens-for-me/

It can definitely be confusing though, so please don't hesitate to ask questions about it here if you have any. Go with what makes the most sense for what you shoot. Full frame isn't for everyone, and I know a great many automotive photographers who honestly have no use for it. However, I personally find the amount of DOF control essential for shooting people and events, so full frame is what I prefer.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:22 PM   #9880
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I picked my favorites from my Formula DRIFT Irwindale coverage, and posted both links to all of the photos here...be sure to check it out! Our very own Andy (SkimSTI) shot for us as well, and you can find his photos on those links too!

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:48 PM   #9881
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These look great Armin! I can't wait till next season so I can get some more motor sports practice and hopefully have some better gear too!
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:18 PM   #9882
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okay so. i've been reading and my delicate brain cannot understand what the full frame vs regular run of hte mill slr thing is. do i spend money on an ew lens or should i upgrade my body, but then do my DX lenses that ihave now become useless? any suggestion would be great but i'm looking to either upgrade my D5000 to something better or i want to find a good 85mm...thanks fellas.
What lenses do you have now? Why do you want to upgrade from the D5000, what do you hope to gain from the change?
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:40 PM   #9883
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I've been told here, and many other places that lens' are more important than the body. I'm sure Armin will tell you the same thing. That being said I am getting frustrated with the AF and lack of low light performance of my Canon T2i.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:44 PM   #9884
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i have the nikkor 35 1.8 and the tamron 18-270 VC II 3.5 which is my basic always on lens for everyday stuff. the body that i have now is in great shape, i just feel like i need a change because im bored? the 35mm doesn't net me the best shots always so i think an 85mm will give me better perspective. plus i want that nice depth of field like rsutton's and ben's photos and i feel like with the 35mm i'm just not getting the right crop in my shots, maybe i'm just seeing it wrong.

also i want to get better video quality, the d5000 isn't THAT great. open to any suggestions guys.

the low light i can avoid with a tripod but sometimes the camera just doesn't feel as quick as my friend's top end cameras because i do only have one dial so super fast adjustments in manual aren't split second so sometime i just barely hit the shot i want.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:47 PM   #9885
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rsutton uses the Canon 5DIII which is a full frame body that goes for $3500. The full frame is going to give you a lot more DOF than a crop body but you lose the distance you get with the crop body factor which is x1.7 I think for Nikon. xluben has the 5DII, also full frame, and the 7D, crop body. Those are pretty expensive bodies. On top of that, they are using top of line Canon L glass, and they are extremely talented, so you can make your decision from there. LOL

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Old 11-08-2012, 10:51 PM   #9886
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yeah i know they are full frame, but besides spending tons on a new body or stupid expensive lenses what can i do or what lens should i look into? any affordable 1.2's? i just wish the d500 video quality was better.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:26 PM   #9887
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I'd always go with good glass first. I honestly doubt that the body is the limiting factor in your video creation. I don't mean that in a bad way at all either. I just think you'll spend a bunch more money on a body and end up finding the same limitations for video.

I think you're in need of a longer focal length and wider aperture. Just taking a quick look at the Nikon offerings I would consider the 85mm f/1.8, 105mm f/2.8, 135mm f/2.0, 180m f/2.8, or go to a 70-200. Basically any telephoto with an f/2.8 or wider aperture.

Stay away from the crop specific lenses if you're thinking of going full frame someday. I'd probably dump your superzoom and pick up a quality telephoto and then spend some time with it and your current camera. Try to last 6 months or a year. Once you've done that you should have a much better idea of where you want to go (more lenses, new body, etc).
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:12 AM   #9888
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I'd always go with good glass first. I honestly doubt that the body is the limiting factor in your video creation. I don't mean that in a bad way at all either. I just think you'll spend a bunch more money on a body and end up finding the same limitations for video.

I think you're in need of a longer focal length and wider aperture. Just taking a quick look at the Nikon offerings I would consider the 85mm f/1.8, 105mm f/2.8, 135mm f/2.0, 180m f/2.8, or go to a 70-200. Basically any telephoto with an f/2.8 or wider aperture.

Stay away from the crop specific lenses if you're thinking of going full frame someday. I'd probably dump your superzoom and pick up a quality telephoto and then spend some time with it and your current camera. Try to last 6 months or a year. Once you've done that you should have a much better idea of where you want to go (more lenses, new body, etc).

the issue is this camera is limited to 720p.

as for the lens i used to have the nikkor 18-105 and the tamron i have no IMO kill its in all aspects.

i really think i should get a 1.8 but i can't find anything affordable.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:15 AM   #9889
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My canon 85 f/1.8 was $360. I'd say that's pretty affordable compared to most high end glass
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:18 AM   #9890
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My canon 85 f/1.8 was $360. I'd say that's pretty affordable compared to most high end glass
if you find a similar deal for nikkon glass please link me!
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:27 AM   #9891
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I'm not sure about the Nikon version but my sister uses the Tamron 90mm f/1.8 an is very happy with it. I think it was right around the same price as my 85mm. Are you specifically looking for only Nikor glass?
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:50 AM   #9892
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no no. i'm looking for anyhitng that isn't garbage that will fit my d5000. i'm by no means only a nikon snob.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:39 AM   #9893
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This is Nikkor and under $500 bucks. I didn't read all the reviews but I"m sure Armin can tell you more, I know he had an 85 as well

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...mm_f_1_8D.html
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This is Nikkor and under $500 bucks. I didn't read all the reviews but I"m sure Armin can tell you more, I know he had an 85 as well

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...mm_f_1_8D.html
You'll probably want the newer version of the 85 f/1.8. This one will not AF on the D5000.
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In that case do yourself a favor and switch to Canon.
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In that case do yourself a favor and switch to Canon.
Never that.
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Here's the one you need for the D5000 that will autofocus (it's still under $500).

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...mm_f_1_8G.html

Also, check out the lens lust gallery on Nikoncafe to get a feel of the quality of pictures you can produce with the 85 f/1.8
http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/sho...d.php?t=186275

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:39 AM   #9898
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i have the nikkor 35 1.8 and the tamron 18-270 VC II 3.5 which is my basic always on lens for everyday stuff. the body that i have now is in great shape, i just feel like i need a change because im bored? the 35mm doesn't net me the best shots always so i think an 85mm will give me better perspective. plus i want that nice depth of field like rsutton's and ben's photos and i feel like with the 35mm i'm just not getting the right crop in my shots, maybe i'm just seeing it wrong.

also i want to get better video quality, the d5000 isn't THAT great. open to any suggestions guys.

the low light i can avoid with a tripod but sometimes the camera just doesn't feel as quick as my friend's top end cameras because i do only have one dial so super fast adjustments in manual aren't split second so sometime i just barely hit the shot i want.
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I'd always go with good glass first. I honestly doubt that the body is the limiting factor in your video creation. I don't mean that in a bad way at all either. I just think you'll spend a bunch more money on a body and end up finding the same limitations for video.

I think you're in need of a longer focal length and wider aperture. Just taking a quick look at the Nikon offerings I would consider the 85mm f/1.8, 105mm f/2.8, 135mm f/2.0, 180m f/2.8, or go to a 70-200. Basically any telephoto with an f/2.8 or wider aperture.

Stay away from the crop specific lenses if you're thinking of going full frame someday. I'd probably dump your superzoom and pick up a quality telephoto and then spend some time with it and your current camera. Try to last 6 months or a year. Once you've done that you should have a much better idea of where you want to go (more lenses, new body, etc).
This is very good advice and I completely agree with it. The newer Nikkor 85mm É1.8G is a wonderful lens and if you ever decide to move to full frame later on, you won't have any problems with it. When I first started out, I went with better glass first and foremost and thus my lenses stayed with me for years (and through 3 different camera bodies) until I switched over to full frame.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:44 AM   #9899
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I got my 70-200 f/2.8 IS when I still had my first DSLR, the Canon XTi. Since then I've had two 40D's, three 7D's, two 5D's and one 5D2. Still have the 70-200.

Good glass can last a long time. Bodies come and go (especially if you're willing to throw away the money trying to keep up with the current stuff).
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i'm going to try to upgrade to the D7000 and pick up that 85mm. hopefully someone wants my d5000 body, gonna throw it up on craigslist i guess
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