i need some comments & criticism

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  1. keystervr6

    keystervr6 TPF Noob!

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    i'm just beginning to get into photography...i've got a kodak point and shoot that has shutter, aperture, and manual modes, and it seems to do well in good lighting...tell me what you think

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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hiya Keyster, welcome to ThePhotoForum.
    Any member - newcomers to the forum, beginners in the field of photography, long standing members, seasoned photographers - just any member is welcome to showcase their photos in one of our galleries, while The Beginners' Place is a room for questions and answers that a beginner to the hobby might want to ask. OK?
    So I moved your thread to the General Gallery.

    Sorry that I cannot say much about the photos as such since I am so very NOT into car photography.
     
  3. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hmmm... I guess my main comment would relate to depth of field. The lighting and composition of your images is good, particularily #1, but there is too much depth of field. With the car in this type of setting I would try to re-shoot with a shallower depth of field, placing the background less in focus, and thereby not competing with the subject for attention.
     
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    Although Tirediron is right, I have a feeling your depth of field is at its lowest for a point-and-shoot camera. I, too, have this same problem, and at f2.8 my depth of field is like an f8 on a digital... its horrible...

    Given this, I would get a less cluttered background. Your car is REALLY nice, with good, clean lines (is that a Jetta?), and your angles are good, but your background is waaaay too distracting. Take this car someplace without the meters, doors, and the huge power box, and your photo's quality will increase TENFOLD! Keep it near a wall or a building, as it makes a great backdrop, just pick one that's simpler

    Also, good job for not having a lot of knowledge about what makes a photo good. You should keep going, you'll learn more as you go and before you know it your photos will have people going, "WOW!"
     
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    What Kodak Point and Shoot are you using?

    As for the Photos them selves.

    The angles you are shooting from are good, and the car itself is clean and free of flaws, however your background leaves a little to be desired.

    Cars and buildings like that one do not really pair up all that well, As has been said before Some would use DOF to attempt to nutralize this, however I am not one of those types of people, I prefer the vehicle to be a part of the surroundings with a deep DOF, in this case a four door sedan is more at home in a highway and/or residential environment. This industrial/industrialesk environment is better suited to trucks and other working type of vehicles.

    I'd reshoot at a different location.
     
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    I couldn't agree with everyone more. The background is really taking away from the photos. An important part of being a good photographer is to take the entire view into consideration. Composition and placement is key. Everything else is great.. nice angles.
     
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    Backgrounds in 2&3 are a little distracting for me, 1 is good though...
     
  8. keystervr6

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    i'm using a kodak z612, its one of those prosumer models thats trying to be a dslr...

    as far as the location, i really like strange/cool backgrounds like that, it may be a bit busy and distracting here, but i don't know what it would look like if i increase the DOF....

    i'm gonna shoot some more tonight and post them for more c&c...
     
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    two more, same spot as before, just moved down a bit...
    i took some of your advice as well as some from a couple books...
    C&C please...
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Um....increasing the DOF from where you have it is the opposit way from what most are suggesting, and I am not sure it's possible, the first set looked to be f/16 or 22 as it is, That is a deep enough for most shots like these. I think you are thinking decreasing the DOF if you where wondering about how it would look for what tirediron had suggested.


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    For the second set, I can tell you are still in the same industrial setting but, it does look a bit cleaner, in these this building can be easily viewed as the bacl of a grocery store as opposed to the manufacturering facility it looked like before. However now You have a reflection issue. In the first image I can clearly see the powerline risers and wiring nightmare that you just worked so hard to compose out of the background. The second shot (second set) Is much better in that reguard, the reflection is there and gives the impression of urban settings and is not clearly showing a messy surrounding. That second one is a deicent shot that I think could hold it's own in this field.
     
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    ok, excuse my noobness, i was in fact thinking about decreasing the DOF...still trying to learn all the terminology...

    the thing is i really like the odd, or strange backgrounds with cars next to them, i think its a fad in the tuner world right now.

    for the second set, i went back to the same place, right behind my neighborhood, just moved down alittle bit...and the reflections are non stop, my car is too freakin shiny :D...i guess i just need to look for a place that wont have anything to reflect...thanks for the comments

    any more comments would be greatly appreciated
     
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    took these 2 today after more reading and thought...

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