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popsprocket
June 19th, 2013, 01:22 AM
So my friend is fairly into photography, so when dad bought a nice camera (not a DSLR, but turns up a similar quality), he wanted to show me the ropes. We picked my car because it was a transportable model.

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx188/popsprocket/DSC01374-2.jpg

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx188/popsprocket/DSC01379.jpg

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/377716_10150385383727928_1533882316_n.jpg

There's dozens more of course, but these are my favourite. It really does make me want to take up photography. The difference in quality between the right and the wrong equipment alone is simply amazing.

Trilby
June 20th, 2013, 11:43 AM
Love the car. Pics are great too!

Skodt
June 20th, 2013, 06:11 PM
I enjoy the bottom most picture. I think it gives off the vibe of muscle. Also it makes me get the feeling a race is about to go down; almost like a movie scene. Pictures inspire thought when they are good, and I think you captured something there. Good job.

Tyrannohotep
June 21st, 2013, 04:19 AM
Your car has a really uncommon and creative design! Pity you don't see more of those on the streets.

Gumby
June 21st, 2013, 04:28 AM
I like the perspective on the first and third one, best. You're right, you can tell they were taken with a good camera. Nice car, too. :)

Travers
June 21st, 2013, 04:45 AM
Nice photos, pops.
They are all good, but the third is by far the strongest. Though I think you could dial back the exposure on the second two just a touch, there's a little bit of detail lost. Especially the second one.
What camera did you use?
Photography is a great hobby to take up. Getting a great shot with the camera set to manual is such a rewarding feeling.

popsprocket
June 22nd, 2013, 04:39 AM
Thank you all. And I agree, the third shot is definitely the strongest. I was so happy with it when I got it on the computer that suddenly the background became really disappointing (you know, the fact that there's a fence about twenty metres from the car and not a nice long road or something).

The camera is a Sony NEX5 but I can't figure out how to work it's manual settings haha, I have to resort to using the auto settings. There's some weird thing going on in the menu that I can't get around where I try and turn off all the automatic stuff but it won't let me. I'll have to read the destruction manual...

On the second shot the exposure problem was because it was overcast but the sun was still trying to blare down through the clouds. There's a better parking lot across the street from that one that we should have gone too. The lights there aren't a horrible yellow colour either.

These ones were taken there, that's my friend's cheap daily driver (because he, like me, decided to buy a car twice his age that can't be entirely trusted).

http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/429778_10150611400227928_2100221577_n.jpg
This one had a slightly wider angle lense on the camera at the time.

http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/427773_10150611400372928_988326268_n.jpg

Travers
June 22nd, 2013, 05:03 AM
Ahh nice, I have the same camera. Yeah, the controls aren't intuitive at all. A manual is definitely needed. Although I seem to remember there being an in camera manual...? I may have made that up.

I wouldn't be disappointed with the background at all! It's very Mad Max, and suits the car down to the ground.

With the second lot, the first picture is really strong. That reflection is great! The second, a wee bit soft on the focus. Not as sharp and the blacks have turned a bit grainy, not vibrant like in the first.

Trilby
June 22nd, 2013, 07:22 AM
Love the pic of the white car with red design - the mirror image in the water so crystal clear WOW!

philistine
June 22nd, 2013, 07:36 AM
So my friend is fairly into photography, so when dad bought a nice camera (not a DSLR, but turns up a similar quality), he wanted to show me the ropes. We picked my car because it was a transportable model.

There's dozens more of course, but these are my favourite. It really does make me want to take up photography. The difference in quality between the right and the wrong equipment alone is simply amazing.

There is no 'wrong' equipment, really. It wouldn't matter if you had the best setup money can be; if you have no understand of the elements which make up a good photograph, you'll only end up shooting garbage.

Nice pictures, and car!

popsprocket
June 22nd, 2013, 08:12 AM
Love the pic of the white car with red design - the mirror image in the water so crystal clear WOW!

I spread that puddle out myself ;)