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Old 12-29-2010, 04:43 PM   #1
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Few shots of the fofo in winter mode

I used my new Canon dslr to shoot these. First good shots i have of her with the Eibach pro kit.

I wish I saw WiscoZx3's thread before taking these but i guess tomorrow is another day.

Opinions welcome!!

Wil

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Old 12-29-2010, 04:58 PM   #2
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Not bad. The first shot has good exposure (not to dark or light).

The rest of them your car kinda disappears into the darkness.

I would move your composition around. The car is too centered on the last 2 shots and there is too much room between the car and the backgound in your 3rd and 4th shots.

Keep practicing. The sky color is nice and their really isn't any grain.

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Old 12-29-2010, 06:36 PM   #3
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^Pretty much what I was going to say. Lol.

I'm the kind of guy who likes angles. Not necessarily a ton of ricer angles, although I tend to use them But when I see a standard shot of a car centered in the picture, it kind of bores me. I like to offset, and I love to use the lower left and lower right corners of the frame.

Keep practicing. I like what you did, and that snowy gravel road could make for some awesome pictures.
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thanks! any suggestions on how to make the head lights more clear, not all blured together but deffined?
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Well when shooting night time photography you have to "Drag" your shutter to get the ambient light and the dark mixed together.

"Drag" Shutter Definition - > slowing down the blades that take the photo. Slowing the click sound in other terms. (Click sound is your shutter going off).

When you do that even in "Auto" mode it takes in more light. So your headlights will be super super bright and one big blog of light at that.

So you need to compensate for the darkness. You can either throw in some light of your own ... professionals use an off-camera flash. But for a test ... you can try a high powered flashlight or find a bright light post.

You essentially telling the camera there is a lot of light in the shot and I can speed up the shutter hence taking in less light and getting more detail from light sources, like your headlight.

Hope that helps and isn't too technical.

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Old 12-30-2010, 09:32 AM   #6
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Also for those of you who shoot with SLRs, you need to find "Fast" lenses.

What defines a "Fast" Lens in the SLR world. The smaller the aperture that the lens can handle. For instance a camera with the letter/number combo or f/5.6 isn't great at all for night photography, but a lens with a letter/number combo of f/1.8 is much much better for that. And it would compensate for the slower shutter and high Iso's.

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