A&P F1 Photography (Automotive Pics)

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  1. Blue4reF1

    Blue4reF1 New Member

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    Here is some of my work I'd like to share to you guy. To view all my pix my Flickr is below: Enjoy

    www.Flickr.com/blakesimon


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  2. adamlewis88

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    Nice cars.

    Shots are lacking.
    Trees/poles coming out of cars ruin it for me.
    Im not sure anything is in focus/sharp in #3
    I know we all did it at one time, but 1990 called and it wants it's selective color back.
     
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    in #4 i think you could have use a little more lens speed
    5-7 look a hair underexposed, but it may be my monitor
     
  4. Blue4reF1

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    Wow, do you guys have anything positive to say? You seem very picky when critiquing photographs. I do agree that I could have used more speed in number 4 of the F430 Scuderia though. Also I rarely use selective coloring, but thought it gave my Ferrari 599 shot a different touch that makes it look more dramatic looking. Tell me where you see trees and poles coming out of the cars as well....
     
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    Some more...

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    Obviously youve never been in here before. Sorry were not all care-bear in here. :greddy:

    Tree: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/3007121682_1bd562f318_b.jpg
    Lights: http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/My355F1/DSC_0125.jpg
    Pole: http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/My355F1/2834616316_a0a76680e9_b.jpg
    Pole:http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3048/2804481978_f0f6835bb9_b.jpg

    As far as the second set;

    Skyline shot is a little too contrasty for me.
    The Carrera GT is a nice concept but could be executed better.
    Both Lamborghini shots just have me thinking, "Ok..."
    I could say the same about the Porsche
    And the last one you posted the first time.
     
  7. Blue4reF1

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    Ok, I got what your saying and sorry if I came off a bit rude, but I like the critiquing....What would have made my Carrera GT shot better though? And how am I supposed to avoid trees, poles, and lights? Should I clone them out? I don't know how to avoid that type of situation...
     
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    If the whole car was as sharp as it is in the front.

    Id also crop off some foreground and background and put the car somewhere other than the exact middle of the frame. I think the lines in the road and on the awning work really well to add a dynamic feeling to the picture.
     
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    Ok, Sounds good. Thanks and I'll take your critiques as a compliment and use them the next time I shoot.
     
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    I dont think anyone in here is out to make you feel bad.

    However, most of the people in here are pretty honest and straight to the point.
     
  11. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    some photos its ok to clone it out, but some it would be more a matter of moving the car or shooting it from a different angle. its something to watch out for when setting up the shot.
     
  12. Wheezer

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    Easy on the clarity slider too.
     
  13. Blue4reF1

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    Clarity slider?
     
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    Yeah, the clarity slider is a Lightroom thing to bring out the edges. You can do the same thing in Photoshop with the unsharp mask with a large radius. #3 and 4 are the one's I was talking about. (halos around the tree in #4)
     
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    Ok I see.
     
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    Nice shots man!
     
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    Thanks, but I got a lot to learn as I can already see :big grin:. BTW guys, I'm 16 years old and have shot for only about 9 months.
     
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    They all seem overdone in photoshop and the selective coloring makes them look like shit/ameature
     
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    All of them? Also, I'm probably going to stay away from the B&W backgrounds. Mostly from the feedback I'm getting here...But bro, by the way its "amature"..
     
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    what's your setup?
     
  21. Wheezer

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    Agreed...work on the fundamentals first. Leave overdoing it in photoshop to me. :wiggle:
     
  22. Blue4reF1

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    Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 VR Lens, and a Hoya Circular Polizer Filter
     
  23. Blue4reF1

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    What are the fundamentals :big grin:
     
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    What cam & lens do you shot these with, kid?
     
  25. Blue4reF1

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    Posted above.
     

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