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#3391

Posted 15 September 2016 - 06:26 AM

Well I mainly do car photos, and for that I know that a polarizer is an absolute must. And yes I'm trying to shoot in raw because I plan on editing my photos a lot. But this is the kind of look I'm going for:

 

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Car photography is kind of different. Most times I get shocked and kind of have a brain fart and forget how I should capture it. I don't know, angles don't really come natural to me and it sucks. Need to practice on random cars on the street.

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 11:03 PM

Also I don't have Photoshop on my computer yet so should I hold off on shooting in RAW?

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 04:40 PM

Also I don't have Photoshop on my computer yet so should I hold off on shooting in RAW?

No, because you can still use RAWs later when you do get Photoshop. In the mean time, you can at least open them with IrfanView and a plugin (check the same site). Also, I'd highly recommend Lightroom over Photoshop for photo post-processing.

Apparently, 500px does this event called Global Photo Walk all over the world. Went to the one in Riga today. Took some shots, met some fun people.
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Posted 17 September 2016 - 05:09 PM Edited by Michael, 17 September 2016 - 05:09 PM.

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I used my old canon compact camera to take pictures at a tropical greenhouse and edited the pictures with VSCO. I can't shoot in RAW though.
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Posted 17 September 2016 - 06:16 PM

Also I don't have Photoshop on my computer yet so should I hold off on shooting in RAW?

No, because you can still use RAWs later when you do get Photoshop. In the mean time, you can at least open them with IrfanView and a plugin (check the same site). Also, I'd highly recommend Lightroom over Photoshop for photo post-processing.Apparently, 500px does this event called Global Photo Walk all over the world. Went to the one in Riga today. Took some shots, met some fun people.
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Thanks. Oh and I did mean Lightroom. Gotta wait til I get the funds for that.

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#3396

Posted 02 November 2016 - 12:33 AM Edited by Mister Pink, 02 November 2016 - 12:35 AM.

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Posted 4 weeks ago Edited by Alchemist, 4 weeks ago.

Spoilering b/c they're pretty large. They were actually larger before I worked on them through PS :p

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Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by Scaglietti, 3 weeks ago.

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:

 

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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.

 

Your thoughts?

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#3399

Posted 3 weeks ago

Congrats on the polarizing filter. Sounds like its really useful for you.

I dont really know what to say about the photo to be honest as im usually photographing people. What I may add its that the head room may or may not be too much. I find the lines and pattern of the windows and bit distracting. Maybe if yoy were shooting at that distance you would show more road/foreground and less store/background.

Other than that, nice photo. You seem to be paying a lot of attention to detail and that sir will get you far.
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