Whats the best tips for photographing my old classic car..

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  1. JBPhotog

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    Ask yourself if the intent was to change the proportions of the vehicle by using a wider lens. Notice how big the front bumper and headlights look compared to the windshield. The perspective distortion makes a headlight almost the same height as the windshield. That is fine if that was the goal.

    Are the trees in the background addding anything to the subject or are they a distraction? Use your DoF to select the areas you want sharp and blur the areas that only would distract.

    Don't overlook the artistic value of very close up photos of unique aspects of the car. Like this:
    ford_flames.jpg


     
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    I like that idea to.
     
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    oh this is very cool... i would love to do this too...but i just want one very good portrait of car for framing for him.. but i will take some like this just for my own keepsakes.. makes me wonder about seeing the entire ford.. paint job etc..thanks
     
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    This is the reason i wanted to run this past you all.. i want a special photo of the car .. if i were selling it these would be okay.. i definitely think your right .. i need the setting to fit the car.. just a little bit anyway... i want it to mostly of course be the car..thank you.. as far as reflections.. wow am glad i posted these photos up...i just now really saw how it takes away from the clarity.. after all the car should have a paint job that really glows.. not glares....you guys and girls make me really think and look..lol
     
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    your right.. glare has to go.. tighter photo.. less environment background.. old barn maybe in view but not really focused. thank you.. i will take my time.. and get it right..
     
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    the 50's olds was easier to photograph.. first off .. i loved that car.. and second.. there was always a neat scene with 50's theme around somewhere.. even at the car shows.. i think i did a pretty good job when it came to photographing her.. but i no longer have that car.. she went to las vegas 232323232%7Ffp83232)uqcshlukaxroqdfv34 ;4)nu=3288)77;)65 )WSNRCG=3 ;2733;( 32(nu0mrj.jpg .. we just couldn't keep up with two old cars.. alot of money and time.. and harder all the time getting parts..
     
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    Good photos come from thought,planning, time, and effort; at times, one or more of those ingredients is more important than otherwise.
     
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    your so right
     
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    Understood but I based my reply on what pics you put up and they didn't have any of the things I mentioned in them. I didn't know you were one step ahead of me already, lol!
     
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    You can also go nuts and make something like this..........

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    oh this is beautiful... sharp... i wish i could.. maybe i can try..
     
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    Also when I take pics of autos I use a ladder or step stool.....

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