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Krisverde
01-27-2008, 04:29 PM
Just took some pictures while it was raining, tell me what you think and what could improve. Don't worry you won't hurt my feelings.
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/Krisverde/Volvo/HPIM0153.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/Krisverde/Volvo/HPIM0154.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/Krisverde/Volvo/HPIM0157.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/Krisverde/Volvo/HPIM0158.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/Krisverde/Volvo/HPIM0155.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/Krisverde/Volvo/HPIM0156.jpg

norcal505
01-27-2008, 04:31 PM
fix the drivers door dent, moar lower, ecodes....and more things.
just dont come to my mind right now
overall, your 244 looks pretty nice.

Mueller
01-27-2008, 04:52 PM
don't quit your day job !!!

nothing special...too much cr@p going on around the car, maybe if you did some cropping....

tacogremlin
01-27-2008, 04:56 PM
needs more tire smoke

impulse922
01-27-2008, 04:57 PM
resize pictures, photobucket even does it for you..

Redwood Chair
01-27-2008, 05:04 PM
Agreed too busy in the background.
Shoot a couple from the height of the beltline trim,
shooting down makes the car look smaller.

Krisverde
01-27-2008, 05:06 PM
Alright I did the resizing. Beltline trim? the stuff on the bottom?

Hodginsa
01-27-2008, 05:07 PM
They're a good start, try to not put the car dead on the middle horizontal line.

Not sure what kinda camera you are using, but if its possible with it, go wider with the angle.

schaff70
01-27-2008, 05:35 PM
Try some different angles when shooting pics and from different distances. The lighting was good, but I would have left the headlights off and the parking lights on.

84 Blue 240
01-27-2008, 05:56 PM
You need to get MOAR lower and wait until the lighting is a bit more dramatic. Remember the rule of thirds as well...try not to put your subject in the middle of the picture on any axis.

GrandmaSideways
01-27-2008, 05:57 PM
MOAR lower on the fountain.

340GL
01-27-2008, 06:19 PM
tighter cropping, UNLESS there's something genuinely interesting in the background/foreground. here's a pic of my old Yaris back when i worked for Toyota...

I would have gone a lot tighter but the word "porn" on the wall made me lol. plus, the texture of the bricks was interesting to me. i think it came out really well:

http://www.supercars.net/pitlane/pics/2848132f.jpg
also note that i only had fog-lights and side-lights on instead of full headlights.. it's murder trying to expose a shot properly with big bright headlights buggering up the levels.

here's another one of the Yaris... not as interesting texture wise, but it's an example of where a tighter crop would probably have worked better to get rid of the junk in the bottom right corner:

http://www.supercars.net/pitlane/pics/2848572d.jpg



a more interesting sky would help too instead of just greyness since your car is silver. broken up clouds + blue sky would look a ton better

out of the pictures that you posted though, the 3rd one is the most successful.. IMO it just needs a little cropping from the right edge and the bottom edge to bring the car more into the bottom 1/3rd of the frame, and if the angle you took the pic at was a touch lower - if you'd crouched down to doorhandle level for example.

it's a good start though. keep it up!

daijoubanai
01-27-2008, 08:17 PM
Dont turn the wheels towards the camera where you can see the tread. Turn them away so you see the wheel better, like the the pictures above.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/Krisverde/Volvo/HPIM0158.jpg

fige
01-27-2008, 08:39 PM
get the good side of your car (passenger)

Use photoshop or sumething to change the contrast?

2fast242gt
01-27-2008, 08:42 PM
take a pic of the otherside, is the otherside dent free?

A-Rode
01-27-2008, 09:31 PM
Best I can do with my new photochoping skills
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x307/iroll240/244intheraincopy.jpg
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x307/iroll240/244intherain2copy.jpg
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x307/iroll240/244intherain4copy.jpg
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x307/iroll240/244intherain3copy.jpg

Jordan
01-27-2008, 09:52 PM
Do it when its not raining...

daijoubanai
01-27-2008, 10:05 PM
Also pick different angles, dont just take a picture of the same place the whole time.

340GL
01-27-2008, 11:11 PM
Dont turn the wheels towards the camera where you can see the tread.

definitley this as well^^
a more brick-related example of that rule (yes, i really like that graffiti'd wall location! :-P):

http://www.supercars.net/pitlane/pics/3298764a.jpg

Redwood Chair
01-27-2008, 11:57 PM
Alright I did the resizing. Beltline trim? the stuff on the bottom?

No the trim line right in the middle of the car.
Or slightly above.
Below magnifies the car,above shrinks it.
See how it reveals the true lines of the car in a side view?

<a href="http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh136/redwoodchair/?action=view&current=proto144.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh136/redwoodchair/proto144.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Krisverde
01-27-2008, 11:59 PM
take a pic of the otherside, is the otherside dent free?

Yea, but it's missing a piece of trim, but it's straight.

Also thanks for all the input ill have to keep this in mind.

740tankDriver
01-28-2008, 12:16 AM
your 240 is gorgeous, love the shot with the tibetan flag!

fix it up, and cruise!

Krisverde
01-28-2008, 12:53 AM
your 240 is gorgeous, love the shot with the tibetan flag!

fix it up, and cruise!

Thanks, but that's the Phoenix flag :lol:

Im still debating weather to +t it or just run her how she sits now.

YLD244
01-28-2008, 04:39 AM
Awesome pics of the Yaris 340GL!!!

You have great talent behind a lens!

aibast
01-28-2008, 05:12 AM
http://lh3.google.com/volvoclubestonia/R1d_qpihJLI/AAAAAAAABCs/BJSfOgna4rg/september.JPG?imgmax=576
I think the best pic I have taken of a car.

But a bit of a burnout in the wet would have make the pic a bit better :) Still good work and try again again again- practise makes perfect :)

fige
01-28-2008, 09:48 AM
Thanks, but that's the Phoenix flag :lol:

Im still debating weather to +t it or just run her how she sits now.

Keep her as she is. And find a cheap 242 or 244turbo and go from there.

gotboost
01-28-2008, 10:34 AM
Much of good photography is about perspective. Try not to just stand there and shoot from a standing position. We all see cars from that perspective all day long. Get down on the ground or climb up on something, or focus on one part of the car and find it's best angle. Also, play with different f-stops and move the focal range around. You've gotta think of it as art, and really think out your shots. That is something that has somewhat gone downhill a little with the widespread use of digital cameras. Digital photos don't cost anything to take, whereas film had a cost to every shot you took (ie: cost of film and developing). This has made a lot of people with little photographic skills end up with some decent shots. If you take 100 shots, likelihood is that one or two of them will be pretty good. You should shoot for every shot having a vision and plan though. Get a good photography book. Read it cover to cover and really look at what the photographers were trying to say with each shot. Oh, and check out the rule of thirds too. It is a simple concept that can help you a lot in the beginning.

DeBastaard
01-28-2008, 10:39 AM
What camera are you taking pictures with? If it's a camera which can also write the images to Raw, you should use that. Then edit them in Photoshop/Lightroom to get the best result.
Besides that, composition is a very large part of the picture :) You should never put the object you're photographing in the middle of the picture. Always a little to the left, or right of the center. Then you have to think about the 2/3 rule as well, 2third of the picture above the horizon, and everything below the horizon in the other 3rd.

340GL
01-28-2008, 12:01 PM
Awesome pics of the Yaris 340GL!!!

You have great talent behind a lens!

why thankyou :)

it's always nice to get positive comments about my work! at the moment it's only a hobby but I want to turn it into something to make me a bit of money (even if it's just secondary to a normal job)

I like horses, also:
http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v72/239/77/500913505/n500913505_42415_5007.jpg

amargill19?
01-28-2008, 12:29 PM
a little boy got kicked in the head by a horse a while ago.

poor guy, he's ****ed.

he's been in for a while now...

Josepilove
01-28-2008, 12:31 PM
http://photoinf.com/Golden_Mean/Michael_Fodor/Photo_School_-_Compsition_Basics/ruleofthirds.jpg
rule of thirds is important...something that falls on one of the green dots (powerpoints) is going to make more of an interesting image. you hardly ever want to frame something in the middle lest you are trying to emphasize its boring factor or akwardness.

340GL
01-28-2008, 01:57 PM
a little boy got kicked in the head by a horse a while ago.

poor guy, he's ****ed.

he's been in for a while now...

1800lbs of pure muscle... sadly, they don't have the lightest of touches.

Lucky the Smiling Pirate
01-28-2008, 03:04 PM
assuming the other side of the car is in better condition, take pics of the other side of the car:-P

much cheaper than doing body work;-)

A-Rode
01-28-2008, 03:11 PM
how was my photochoping of the dent? any ideas to do it better?

safracr
01-28-2008, 03:33 PM
http://upload.awineshop.com/files/3/DSC_7834.jpg

Great attempt at the reflection shots in the puddle! I personally like to shoot from lower angles to give the car/subject a more agressive stance. In my shot, my camera was practically sitting on the ground, angled upwards.

Just keep practicing, work on focusing on the car more than the background right now. Keep exploring with different angles, you will pick up what looks good/bad as you go, I did over time :)

aibast
01-28-2008, 04:20 PM
the last pic needs tje horizon or the reflection line to bee on 1/3 of the pic

Krisverde
01-28-2008, 06:16 PM
What camera are you taking pictures with? If it's a camera which can also write the images to Raw, you should use that. Then edit them in Photoshop/Lightroom to get the best result.
Besides that, composition is a very large part of the picture :) You should never put the object you're photographing in the middle of the picture. Always a little to the left, or right of the center. Then you have to think about the 2/3 rule as well, 2third of the picture above the horizon, and everything below the horizon in the other 3rd.

I'm using teh HP photosmart m637. Maybe i should bust out my dads minolta 35mm one day.