Trying out my flash, VW GTI content

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  1. Dark Anghell

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    Please be as brutal as you need to be...I want to hear your opinions.
     
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    Is the flash off camera on a stand?
     
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    The flash was mounted on the camera and bounced off the ceiling.
     
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    Ahhh...that explains the nice soft light and soft shadows.

    It's a nice shot...wish I could see more of the engine or have the hood closed.
     
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    For some reason when I tried to shoot from higher position, the details under the hood got washed out by the flash and you couldn't make out what was under there.
    Also this gives a little glimpse of the intercooler shining through the lower grille.
     
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    Was the flash set to E-TTL or Manual? What about the camera settings? Which camera are you shooting with.

    It's a good idea to include the exif data with your picture when asking for C&C.
     
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    great shot, you could maybe try moving a little more back to get the whole hood. and Samanax the EXIF is there you just have to know where to look for it ;D. The camera is Canon rebel XT, flash was on manual, focal length 18mm, exposure 1/125th, aperture f/3.5, and ISO 200
     
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    I know where to look for it, but if it's already in the post next to the picture it just makes things a little easier. And many new shooters don't know how to check for exif and it would be for their benefit to see the shot data when viewing pictures posted for C&C.

    On some other photo forums you must include the exif data with the photo you're asking C&C for.
    Thank you.
     
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    No problem :D
     
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    Sorry guys, next time I will be sure to include all the info. I know I can check all the settings on my camera, but how can I do it from my computer?

    I will try to take this picture again, but higher up and further away to get the whole hood.
     
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    The exif data is imbedded in the photo and there are several methods you can use to read it.

    One way is use a exif reader utility like Opanda IExif. If the image is saved to your computer, just open IExif and then open the photo in it. If the image is on the web and you're looking at it in a browser, right click on the photo and click on "Image Properties" and the exif data will open in a window.

    If you don't have a exif utility you can still view the exif data with an photo editing program...most can show you the shot information you just have to find where in the program that function is hidden.

    Or you can just use Windows (if you are using Windows...I don't know about the Apple/Mac side of things). While the photo is on your computer, right click on it and then click "Properties". Click on the "Summary" tab and then click on the "Advanced" button. If the image is in a browser you can save the image to your computer and then view the exif data using the above procedure.

    But not all photos will have the exif image intact. Some will have the exif data stripped out of it to reduce the size of the image to make it easier to upload and such. In most photo editing programs this is the "Save For Web" save option.
    Cool. Post the new image when you're done.
     
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    Nice shot. What flash is it?
     

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