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#4: Be careful with refections in the panels. Unless it's a grid girl. Then it's okay.

#7 is my personal favourite.
I take lots of car photos too and have loved a shot then noticed a funky reflection lol.

#4 is my fav, if there was no reflection of a guy sitting it would be even better. Otherwise I like 10.
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Good, but have you tried using a polarizer? And are you using a flash at all? I wonder what a high speed synch flash would do....
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Comp/angle seem fine to me but point of focus could be a little sharper.

Being a GTO man.............'64-'67.........thanks for the pics of the sadly now discontinued Pontiacs.
  
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post #14 of 35
I like #2, #3 and #8.

#2 - Nice focus and distant blur, good weather, the angle is perhaps a little bit too much but it shows the shape of the car.

#3 - I like the focus, shadows and detail on the front of the car with the light reflections. The only bad thing is the cars near the left headlight.

#8 - I just really like matte black.
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Good, but have you tried using a polarizer? And are you using a flash at all? I wonder what a high speed synch flash would do....
Polarizer would be good, but I don't think a flash would improve anything. Because the cars are shiny, you'd have a wicked bad reflection.

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I love them all.. BTW>. Check out the New BUMs for JUNE.
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post #16 of 35
crazy angles are no go for me.
 
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post #17 of 35
you said we can be harsh, so here it is.....car shows are soo SOOOO boring. all the shots between 2-9 are like every car show. you have cars that are packed so tightly and with so many people around you cant really get creative and frame the whole car. thats probably why you went with some crazy angels. the lens your using is quite wide enough to pull off some of those shots (#7 would look cool with a UWA or fisheye).

with that said i like #1 and #10. i think you are a little bit off framing on #1 but nothing a little crop wont fix and #10 i really dont have much to say, maybe a bit of a tighter crop.

i dont really have any suggestions on how to make car show shots more interesting, i have the same problem when i shoot at car shows.
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you said we can be harsh, so here it is.....car shows are soo SOOOO boring. all the shots between 2-9 are like every car show. you have cars that are packed so tightly and with so many people around you cant really get creative and frame the whole car. thats probably why you went with some crazy angels. the lens your using is quite wide enough to pull off some of those shots (#7 would look cool with a UWA or fisheye).

with that said i like #1 and #10. i think you are a little bit off framing on #1 but nothing a little crop wont fix and #10 i really dont have much to say, maybe a bit of a tighter crop.

i dont really have any suggestions on how to make car show shots more interesting, i have the same problem when i shoot at car shows.
Pretty much my experience.

But I do suggest a polarizer: It will help the glass look clear, giving your shots a subtle improvement over the everyday shot you usually see.
In some of the shots, especially the later ones, they feel a tad under-exposed for me, dulling some of the visual impact that you are usually looking for.

If you are looking to actually do some vehicular photo-shoots, my advise would be to pick up a magazine or two to critique the photos that their professional photographers make. Try to figure out how they got their angles, why they chose their locations, etc.

One magazine I HEARTILY suggest for this, is EVO. It is an imported British mag, but they have had some of the most jaw-dropping shots I have ever seen in a mag. Their photographers are artists, compared to American car photographers.

Then find some friends with cars, or got to a car show and ask someone if they'd like to do a photoshoot with their car some time?
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I like them all. Well done!
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I just wanted to let you know it is against forum rules to offer reps in your thread.

I like number 10 the best
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