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Old Sep 8, 2006, 2:53 AM   #31
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I've been enjoying taking pics of old abandoned cars lately. Mainly for playing around with the black and white gradient map in photoshop..............LOL

My tip is to start off by positioning yourselfon an angle infront of the left headlight and then step back a few paces until you have the whole car in the viewfinder. Crouch down a little andshoot..............

Review what you have taken and you'll soon get an idea of what works and what doesn't. Play around with the aperture and decide what you want to do with the depth of field. The larger aperture you set, the less depth of field you will have to work with, the smaller aperture, the greater the available depth of field.

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Old Dec 13, 2006, 7:06 PM   #32
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I thinklow downtype of angle is pretty cool

I'm also a big car lover and enjoy taking pics of carsHeres a few of mine.












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Old Dec 26, 2006, 12:15 PM   #33
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composition is important in relation to everything arround the car. I like this shot of my BMW

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Old Mar 21, 2007, 5:45 PM   #34
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i like the low down angle, also!

my friend chad's truck @ panama city fla.

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Old Mar 30, 2007, 1:58 PM   #35
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Love the Bimmer pix here!

Personally, I've always liked lowshots from the front or rear 3-qtr aspect of a car like this ZHP coupe (kind of a big pic):

http://www.e-owned.com/albums/userpi...5/IMG_0752.jpg

Shot of the R8 from this year's Auto Show (another big pic):

http://www.e-owned.com/albums/userpi...5/IMG_0660.jpg

Offset shots also look nice if there's something good in the background (other cars or scenery).

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Old May 11, 2007, 9:50 AM   #36
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Here is one of my first attempts with my new camera. I am new to this DSLR stuff so excuse the mistakes. :G

All comments are welcome.
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 7:04 PM   #37
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is this ok?
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 10:42 AM   #38
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My Corvette,

D200, 18/200 "VR" lens, nice sunny day,almost directafternoon sun, and a little post processing in photoshop.

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Old Jul 1, 2007, 10:48 AM   #39
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my friend chris and his car post katrina
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 1:00 AM   #40
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"Tips for shooting cars"....well....my good ol' .50 caliber has always served me well. I usually aim first for the engine compartment, to bust the block, which brings the car to a quick halt. Then I quickly put a few dozen rounds all over to finish it off. I`ve seen some guys shoot out the tires first and watch the car try to run for awhile before finishing it off, but that`s just being mean. I gotta buddy that uses rocket propelled grenades, but to me that`s just not as much fun. Though I do admit Ferrari`s blow up good. Whichever method ya use, I wish ya good hunting. By the way Porsche & Corvetteseasonopens in a few weeks, and that`s always a lot offun.




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