Thanks; I will need to pick up that book.gheart008 wrote: ↑Jul 17th, 2008 3:03 am1) As many have mentioned, it's mainly your composition that you need to work on. When I picked up photography, the first thing I picked up was a book on composition, this one specifically:
http://www.amazon.com/Photographers-Eye ... 882&sr=8-1
Amazing book and taught me many things that I didn't already know.
2) For the pics where you are close up to your car, increase your aperture to blur out the background so that focus is purely on the car.
3) If you want some cool effects, try taking pics like this:
If I can remember correctly, that was taken with a 1.6s shutter speed and f/2.8.
4) Weird how it's still blurry even with a tripod. 30s exposure is a bit overkill for those types of shots. What tripod is it? Don't cheap out on your tripod especially when taking shots with wind.
5) I personally don't like photoshopped photos. The best pics are the ones that are straight from the camera with perfect composition and exposure. Any noticeable photoshopping ruins any picture for me, but that's just me.
The tripod was a cheap $20 one from XS Cargo :
http://www2.shopxscargo.com/product_cat ... ccessories
I never really though a tripod would make much of a difference; should I just add some weight to the feet in the future to keep it from moving in the wind?
I was fooling around with my camera last night; but I found f 3.5 does a pretty poor job of producing bokeh as well. Is it something I might be doing; but I only find good bokeh with this lens when I am 6 inches away from an object. Also would making my focusing point make a difference in the picture I posted (only have 1 point focusing on the vehicle as oposed to the whole image)?