So some good things. My polarizer came in a few weeks ago and it's astonishing. The difference it makes it unreal, you can twist it to where there is no affect and then twist it into full affect and it looks like a different photo. Definitely makes editing easier but also removes reflections that editing never could and gives cars that shiny look. Unfortunately I've been very picky with my shots and to make it worse, I haven't been spotting much so I haven't gotten much practice with car photograph and this camera. Every time I take a photo I feel is presentable, like once every two weeks, I edit it and ooze over it. Then I look at it a few days later and hate it and criticize it to death. This sucks for my IG page because I end up deleting the photo when I post a new one and then rinse and repeat. So I'm taking a break from IG until I have at least ten photos that I like, that might take a while unfortunately unless I have a really good spotting day.
In the mean time I have one photo and I took it yesterday. Edited it, thought it looked good but then did a completely new edit (below) and liked it better. Compliments are welcome but I really want to get some critical opinions on what should be improved with this photo:
My personal criticisms are:
- I probably should've shot it at a faster shutter speed so the hood wouldn't be so washed out and then I could up the exposure via editing later.
- I also probably should've shot at a narrower aperture, you can see the rear half of the car getting out of focus.
- Lastly I always have a problem with my angles. I can't for the life of me take a photo that I feel needs no cropping, I always end up cropping. But after tilting the car more and cropping the photo I'm not sure of the angle. I understand rule of thirds is important but with car photography, especially on IG, it's not as important imo.