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Photo Critique of Classic Car Photos

I have been taking photos of anything and everything for years. I also do some abstract painting. I've been told I'm good, but you know how friends and relatives can be when it comes to honest criticism. You don't quite know if they think your crazy or they're just being nice. The purpose of this article is to get the opinions of people (especially car enthusiasts).

For years I used a Pentax single lens reflex camera. As a matter a fact I've had one that I used regularly since 1971. I made the switch to a digital camera a couple of years ago, and the one thing I really appreciate about the digital world is that it doesn't really cost anything to practice, test, experiment and try different perspectives and lighting situations.

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Photo Art?

Some brief advice from an acknowledged amateur: While I realize I'm no pro, my best advice to those who aspire to have better pictures would be to take all the pictures you can, and take multiple and varied shots of the same subject. Then edit, edit and re-edit what you've taken before you print a thing! I truly believe that one of the big differences between amateurs and pros (and I'm not trying to take anything away from professional photographers with their talent and a great eye) is in the amount of pictures taken and the very strict editing of the pro vs. the amateur. Most amateurs I know, such as my wife, print them ALL out and tend to show virtually every one of them, good, bad or mediocre.

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Take your camera everywhere you go. If you keep your camera in your car or with you all the time, you'll find many more opportunities for great photos. You'll also may begin to see the world a bit more differently or hopefully artisically. While you'll certainly end up taking more photos, that just means you'll have more opportunities for something special, but remember you must be a strict editor of what is really great in your mind. What's the point of showing everything? Just remember, you've got to keep your batteries charged!

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My Real Purpose For This Article

I thought through hubpages I could find a group of honest and independent folks (especially car enthusiasts) who don't know me, to see what they think about the quality of the photos in this hub. I took these photos in a couple different automobile shows where the autos were just sitting on the street. They were taken with a 14 megapixel camera and what seems to be a pretty good lense. It looks like they enlarge real well. My questions are outlined below and i would appreciate your input. If you have any comments or suggestion please provide them in the comments box. Thanks so much!

How would you rate the photos included here?

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Which photo do you like best? (photos are numbered in the upper left hand corner above each photo)

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Vradu 4 years ago from Calcutta, India

good hub. I really like your photos..


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Nice photos. I voted for number 2, which I like on an artistic level. But I can see where it might not be the best one when illustrating a car -- the reflection of the landscape can detract from the car image itself. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


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Art Page 4 years ago

I am a watercolorist and my Hub is Art Page. I've painted a couple of motorcycles simply because I like the way the light reflects off the chrome. I appreciate the photos you've taken of the cars because you captured the reflections of the sky, trees, etc. Nicely done!


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sweetguide 4 years ago from River side

Nice hub. Nice photos


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lisasuniquevoice 4 years ago from Michigan

I love the colors, the history, the shine. I voted for #2 because I like the trees reflecting on the hood. If I was a car buff, I'd vote for #1.


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cobaltus89 4 years ago

like your photos


racecar503 4 years ago

Picture number(#4). Would make a nice Cover for a book for your coffee table of Chevrolet Car Photo's for that era.


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cheapinsurancepg 4 years ago from Spokane, WA

I really like the #3. The angle and the clarity of the glossy trunk lid and a tail light look really good.


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Civil War Bob 4 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

Excellent work, Rich. I'd love to have the cars you shot; especially the '55 Chevy or the T-bird in the distance of shot #3.


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sen.sush23 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

Lovely idea, Rich. I have photographed things like road-rollers to cars, but these are awesome,and I think photographing cars in a car show is a very good idea thought the crowd can be a problem. I got an idea from you. Voted up and shared.


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Skyler Meyer 4 years ago from 297 Garlington Rd Unit A Greenville, SC 29615

Great hub rich, I choose #3 because it looks like a vintage car. Voted up and shared.


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Enlydia Listener 4 years ago from trailer in the country

Very nice photos...


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megni 4 years ago

I like the first photo, it is whimsical. So are the others, but this one is upfront and instead of a car, I see a nose and two eyes.


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RetailRich 4 years ago Author

Thanks for your nice comments, and thanks for following me as well. I need all the help I can get.


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RetailRich 4 years ago Author

Thanks for your comments. #3 is probably my favorite as well.


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RetailRich 4 years ago Author

Never thought of the nose and two eyes, but it does remind me of some of the old cartoons on television where the cars actually had eyes as headlights, and their front grill was a mouth that talked.


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htodd 4 years ago from United States

Nice pics RetailRich ..I voted ..please post one full PIC


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Tonipet 4 years ago from The City of Generals

Thank you Retailrich. I wish I can also take photos and learn from your advices. I agree with you, taking all the pictures you can, and take multiple and varied shots of the same subject... then edit, edit and re-edit - could be the best teacher.

Soon I'm going to do this as I needed to take photos for my hubs. Loved photo # 3 and just voted up, Loved the car color, it's classic aura and the twilight, or should I say loved everything about that as there's something in it that brings me back to beautiful long ago. Maybe the vintage car! Awesome hub!


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RetailRich 4 years ago Author

Thanks for the nice comments. I'm not sure what you meant by, "please post one full PIC."


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RetailRich 4 years ago Author

Thanks for the nice comments. I've just posted another hub of photos. I'm hoping to get some feed back on those as well. Also, posted some tips in the form of questions to ask yourself when taking photos.


Jim 4 years ago

I am a total amature but I do like your pictures..... What I look for is sharp enough and Close enough picture that will or would show Any orange peel or rust or bubbleing of the paint = or pitting on chrome.... enough light to see that without picture glair but not too dark also... Am thinking about getting a camera for the above if Not too expensive.....

Would appreciate you comments /suggestions etc on that also.... Tks again..

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