Learning to use a camera...

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  1. OCCoupe

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    I've never been skilled at taking a picture. I joking would say that I'm better off with crayons and cardboard. I bought a new camera with some advice from a friend. No I did t get Fischer Price camera, my last one broke when I was making mud pies in the sandbox.

    This was taken at an old abandoned warehouse in Marina, CA

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    wonderful micheal
    i sure love the work you did.
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    and good shots too as im a pro photographer
    absolutely perfect ride
     
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    Great pics. Such a nice stance and reinforces how much I need a set of CN lowering springs (currently on the waiting list for his next run).
     
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    Looks good 2nd picture, not so much concrete
     
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    Mike -- My mom was a photography nut. I can remember developing pictures with her in the dark room she set up in our basement.

    My suggestion would be to spend some time taking black and white pictures. I changes the way you look at photography.
     
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    Mike, i think you nailed it. the composition is quite good as are the contrasts and focus. one very small nit is the horizon reflection on the side of the car (door) - especially in the last picture. sometimes to get a great picture you have to control the reflection ... i have seen people put up a screen to cure the issue ... a lot of work but it takes the picture to the next level (as your coupe has already done).
     
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    Thank you for the tips, they are welcomed AND needed. Photography is an expensive hobby and I already have one of those... I'm enjoying playing around. Taking pictures of the coupe is fun. So are picture of the dog.

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    Nice pics.... Whereabouts in Marina? (just curious - I'm from the area... and always looking for interesting locations for pics)
     
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    Great Pictures.

    Bought my daughter a Canon 750D last year. She already made some very nice shots of the 3.2 Carrera, and this year she promised we would do the E9. Finding a good location is always the hardest part.
     
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    The abandoned building over by Best Buy.
     
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    Soon to be "the cool old building by the abandoned Best Buy". :D
     
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    I might get flak for saying this but since the digital age of photograph and the hi-tech things cameras can do I think the term "Photographer" has lost it's meaning somewhat. I'm not a Photographer but I like taking photos. I point and shoot and they come pretty darn good as far as quality goes but what makes the photo is the subject and the "eye" the person taking the photo has. Mike, you have a good eye, so in my book you're 90% there. :) I dealt with graphics as part of my job at HP when I worked there in a previous life and I learned pretty quickly that they call it "art" because it's always subjective. I would do some graphics for a product and give marketing three or four versions to choose from. They rarely ever picked the one I liked the best, but eventually I was grateful that they picked one and we moved on.

    Point being, I like your photos, and I like the one with all the concrete showing and I can see why others wouldn't like it... we all have different likes.

    On a side note, do you have a cover hanging down under the front of the car?
     
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    Great shots, lighting, Coupe. I think your Dog needs glasses.
     
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    Thanks Dan! The cover is actually the factory deflector or undertray.
     
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    Aaaah yes, one of those covers made of unobtainium.
     
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    Beautiful photos of a really sweet looking coupe!

    I enjoy taking photos with abandoned buildings as a backdrop. Unfortunately the ones I
    have found like yours, needed a lot of clean-up to get rid of broken glass and other debris.

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    nice image ... good care with the reflection on the door + side. i like the building too
     
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    Thanks - good to know.
    I'll look for that building when I am down next (prob in July).
     
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