Looking to learn... C&C?

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  1. blurred

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    Alright, very new to the photography thing and have learned a ton in the last month or so but I know there is still a LOT to learn to be able to hold my own in the photography world.

    I shot some pictures today at a car show and would like to get some tips to make the final picture even better..

    Here are a couple of shots that I thought turned out good, but what would it take to make them great/printable/sell-able/purchasable? Is the contrast/color too much?

    I understand the surrounding cars isn't a good thing, but not much you can do at a show where they are on top of each other. Really trying to up the quality of the final shot and even a few suggestions on how to better the closeups... Color/focus/etc is kinda what I am asking but any suggestions are welcome.

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    i like the first one because i do the same angle for alot of car shots. I hate the car in the 2nd pic. the 3rd pic the tire is cut off, which bothers me alot. im a newbie too so, thats all i can say right now ha ha
     
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    Yeah, should have noticed the tire being cut off in the third one. Could have improved the shot on that.

    As for the second shot, not a huge fan of the car but loved the color and detail in the shot. *shrug*
     
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    Oh and the photos can be magnified by clicking on them for the detail.
     
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    I love shooting car shows but there are often more than one car in the shot. Here is a very quick edit, I often do this if I like the car and not the rest of the shot. Like I said it is a very quick and dirty edit using CS5 content aware feature. Nice shots and keep shooting.

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    Thanks.

    Yes, the cars next to the ones centered always bother me, but am I REALLY going to be able to convince the owner to pull it out of the show so I can take pictures? Well, I never tried... :lol:

    Here are a few more that I snapped tonight of my pups..

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    and then one I took walking by some wood on the side of the road.
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    Well, Going to add another shot to this one. Went out and snapped this one today since I was bored.

    Forgot I had the ISO set so high and the graininess was pretty bad.

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    this ones pretty sweet
     
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    I definitely like the first one the best. I think the key for me is to get an interesting perspective on whatever I'm taking a picture of, at least with things like this. The other ones are cool but in reality, if you don't have some sort of personal connection with it, a photo of just a car sitting there is just kind of ordinary looking.

    Anyways, that's my two cents although I'm kind of new and learning as I go too. Nice pics.
     

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