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Old 01-17-2013, 05:37 AM   #2146
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Originally Posted by FL4TFTW View Post
Well lighting is clearly an issue. Try using a tripod, bumping the ISO to around 200 or less. The pictures are very soft and noisy as well. Look at some night pictures on flickr to get an idea of composition. That should help you out a bit.

Nikon's cheapo 50mm would be a great lens to start with. I use Canon so not exactly sure what it's called.
Yea i felt that i was lacking alot of lighting. I really wanted to capture the "night time" feeling. but i guess editing and better lighting would give me that.

So for ISO, what effects does having a higher or lower ISO do for photos?

When you say "soft" and "noisy", what do you mean by that?

Originally Posted by XSV Klutch View Post
^+1 Post processing is extremely useful during nighttime shots. The shadows in most of the images make it hard to clearly see the whole vehicle. You can get some great pictures straight from the camera during the day, but night time photos almost always require some sort of editing. I like the subject of the second photo. You want more wheel than tire in the last two photos.
I deffinatly need to try some daytime shots

Originally Posted by xluben View Post
Here are some before and after editing from my last set. The top image is a single photo, straight out of camera. The second one is after adjustment in RAW, then using Photoshop to combine multiple copies of the image with different polarizations, and finally a little bit of further tweaking in Photoshop.
I just realize when people reffer to taking pics "RAW" it doesnt mean raw in the sense that its unedited, and pure like i was thinking.

Originally Posted by kayetealynn View Post
Come out with me one night (seeing as we live like 20 minutes away from each other). I can show you some stuff in person if you'd like.. I'm no professional but I do know a few things and I love night shots.
We will deffinatly need to do this!!

Thank you all again for the helpful tips. Thank you! thank you! thank you!
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