A&P Car show pics, wtf am I doing wrong?

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  1. domestictuner

    domestictuner Watch your mouth, before I shove these gators up y

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    Check out a few of my pictures, maybe you can give me some advice on what I need to change to get more of my pictures to turn out better. I am not using a tripod or anything and shooting on auto mode. Some picture turn out decent,the rest are mostly blurry or the color is off. I added all of the pictures to the gallery and only resized them, camera is a pentax *istDS w/ 18-55 lens.

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  2. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    use a faster shutter speed
     
  3. domestictuner

    domestictuner Watch your mouth, before I shove these gators up y

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    won't i end up with grainier picture then?
     
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  5. legendr34

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    higher iso creates noise. however using a faster shutter speed may result in using a higher iso, which will create more noise
     
  6. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    In a nutshell...

    aperture controls depth of field. the lower the f/number, the larger the aperture, and the smaller/shallower the depth of field. as the depth of field gets shallower (smaller f/number), less light is needed for proper exposure.

    shutter speed controls the amount of time that elapses during the capture. as the shutter speed increases (gets faster), more light is needed for proper exposure.

    ISO controls the sensitivity to light.. if you're shooting with a very fast shutter speed (say 1/8000 of a second) and very large depth of field (low f/number, say f/22), lots of light is needed for proper exposure, so unless you can get that much light, you'll need to increase the sensitivity to light so that the camera thinks you have more light than you do.

    ISO is what changes the grain/noise in the image. as the photo becomes more and more sensitive to light (higher ISO), more detail is lost and quality is reduced.

    if your camera has them, some good modes to start with are Shutter Priority (Tv) and Aperture Priority (Av). In each mode you select the ISO and the component in the name. If you want to catch a moving subject without blur, choose Shutter Priority and set it to something like 1/640 of a second, then you can start with a low ISO value (least sensitivity to light, least noise), and increase it until you have the full subject in the depth of field. The camera will select the aperture for you based on the Shutter and ISO, so you can just keep changing the ISO until the camera finds an aperture that gets your full subject in focus. If you want to minimize depth of field around a subject, select Aperture Priority and an aperture that encapsulates the subject then again set the ISO to a low value and increase it while the camera calculates Shutter Speed for you until you reach a shutter speed that allows you to take the photograph without blur (it could start at several seconds, which is far too long to handhold the camera, and is far too long to capture even a slow-moving subject without blur).
     
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    i'm not clicking a link. if you want us to look at your shit and help you, you could at least bother to post a few examples.
     
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    What he said...
     
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    white balance.
     
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    Use Tv or Av mode and quit playing with both
     
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    bntboz ACME user text OT Supporter

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    Looks like the white balance is off because of the flourescent lighting.
     
  13. domestictuner

    domestictuner Watch your mouth, before I shove these gators up y

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  14. aCab

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    Any carshow is going to yield shitty pictures.
     
  15. NOR*CAL

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    I try to take pics from a perspective people don't usually look at.

    From looking at your pics, it a snapshot that says "Oh, just passing by *click*".

    Instead, I'd get down about eye level with the headlights and say "oh hai, can I has a pose?"
     
  16. domestictuner

    domestictuner Watch your mouth, before I shove these gators up y

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    like this? or do i need to say it out loud? i was getting impatient waiting for people to get out of the pictures, and i was just taking the pictures to look at the vehicles/details later more then trying to get a neat picture of the cars[​IMG]
     
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    IMO composition looks better, but looks like there's a lot of noise. I'd also crop out the noncontinuous wall on the left.
     
  18. cftofu2k

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    kneel down for better stability? i shot this at 1/15s with IS on, one knee on the floor..

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  19. aCab

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    :gtfo:

    You're asking for thoughts on pictures that you just took without any thought? Seriously bro, don't waste our time. We've all got huge shoots we're working on. We don't have time for your shenanigans. :squint:
     
  20. domestictuner

    domestictuner Watch your mouth, before I shove these gators up y

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    i was looking for camera advice, not so much picture advice
     

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