Took it on a shoot today, I know they're practically the same pic but I
can't decide which angle I like more.
hey how fast is that thing? low 13's?
Looks good man. Very nice composition in the second one.
What sort of equipment did you use? You post-processed these right? They look pretty good.
I'm just wondering because I'm a photographer myself.
i like the pic on the angle! makes it a more exciting pic to look at in my terms:wink2:
Canon PowerShot S3 IS. No filters, no processing, that's the jpeg straight
off the camera. I messed with the aperture and exposure times some untill
I finally got it right.
EDIT: And a tripod, of course :laughing:
Those are some nice shots, and the car looks nice. I tried getting into photography, but I have no skill lol.
I used to use a Canon S1 IS, the two generation predecessor of the S3. Do
you like it? I loved it... it was a great point and shoot. I didn't think
you'd post-processed it. I'd suggest doing a little bit of level work.
Actually, I just brought it up in PS and you're levels are fine. The colors look a little strange to me but whatever. It may be the white balance, but it's mostly the washout. Did you use Auto or manually do it? I very rarely did manual on my S1... the abilities were terrible.
How long was your exposure? I would suggest the next time to use a little bit of fill flash and shortening the exposure--in my mind taking the exposure time to get the detail in car, washing out the background, makes a great distraction. :2cents:
Don't get me wrong--great images!
You ever used an SLR?
The S3 is a great camera, I love it. It has an awesome lense, and the
manual settings let me do everything I need to. Sometimes I could a longer
exposure than 15 seconds or a greater aperture range, but it's generally
ok. Plus it does video, which I actually use at times.
Manual, worked fine for me.
Two seconds. I may have used a flash, I don't remember. It was very dark in the garage, but full summer southern sunlight coming from outside. I think my camera's flash would have overdone it.
We have an SLR film camera, but I haven't used that since I got into photography. I may have taken a couple of pictures with friends' SLRs, but nothing extensive.
Ya, the S1's USM IS zoom lens was ballin'. I just got the point where I
wanted real manual control.
I suggested the fill so you could decrease the exposure. The washout is too distracting without it in my opinion.
If you really want to learn photography, using a film SLR fully manual is the best way preferably with a 50mm prime so you work more on composition, rather than with a zoom lens. Do you have access to a darkroom? If so, shoot B&W film (preferably Kodak TMAX 100) and print your own stuff. If you don't, get some color C41 film that you can just take down to a CVS and get developed, you'll learn pretty well that way.
I learned on my dad's fully manual (no electronics) Minolta XG-7 with a few primes (mainly the 50mm). Once I got good, I switched to more contemporary Nikon SLRs. I now use two Nikon film SLRs and bought myself a Nikon D50 DSLR last summer and use about 10 lenses (approx. 4 zooms and 6 manual (they're really old... I have to manually expose and stuff... no big) primes).
I checked out your dA last night... good stuff. Ever been to my site?
Didn't know you had one. Message me or something.
As far as the SLR goes, I may mess around with it if I have some time this summer. I haven't been able to devote much time to anything but school for the past...too long. But it's all over now =D
But yeah, no darkroom, and film costs money, while I already have memory cards. Plus we don't have anything nice as far as lense go, I don't think, but I'll see what we still have.
My site is in my profile under "my webpage" or something. It's a PBase.
I know what you mean about film, that's why I bought a DSLR. Do you know what kind of SLR you have?