Please, Rate These Photos For Me
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.
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.
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!
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!