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post #136 of 145 Old 08-03-2013, 10:20 AM
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Just to add to the tips a little bit;

Crouch a little so you're shooting the bike straight on, it's much more flattering for the bike.

Put em on the race stands if you have them. they rake the bike a little and make them look way more aggressive while centering the bike.

Put something nice in the background like a sunset or something scenic but avoid things like phone polls coming through the middle of the bike.


I love this pic, your bike looks great, hope my 07 can look that good some day.
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An example of soft/warm sunlight. One of the trickiest parts about photography is figuring out when and how to use natural lighting.

This is awesome
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the 1/3 rule is a photographers bread and butter. but keep in mind of what's in the background. you don't want it to be so eye-catching that it takes away from the actual subject of your photo.
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the 1/3 rule is a photographers bread and butter. but keep in mind of what's in the background. you don't want it to be so eye-catching that it takes away from the actual subject of your photo.
When shooting vehicles, I've found that simple works best when you're in a hurry. A plain wall (no security posts, no light poles, no dumpsters, etc) at the back of a building looks a thousand times better than having the parking lot, business entrances, and lightposts as a backdrop. Hellonearth actually has a rather flattering picture of their bike using the concrete and driveway as the backdrop instead of the subdivision. Whatever happens to be in the background of the frame, ask yourself one question; How does the background tell the story of the what/where that is going on in your photo?
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When shooting vehicles, I've found that simple works best when you're in a hurry. A plain wall (no security posts, no light poles, no dumpsters, etc) at the back of a building looks a thousand times better than having the parking lot, business entrances, and lightposts as a backdrop. Hellonearth actually has a rather flattering picture of their bike using the concrete and driveway as the backdrop instead of the subdivision. Whatever happens to be in the background of the frame, ask yourself one question; How does the background tell the story of the what/where that is going on in your photo?
i find a wall with graffiti art or a mural pretty cool

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i find a wall with graffiti art or a mural pretty cool
Yup, those too can provide for a flattering background.

I would be a little cautious here though. Street graffiti does not always equate to graffiti art. About the only type of vehicles I've seen pull off a picture with "grungy" graffiti would be modern vehicles given the rat-rod treatment (think Civics and Golfs), and bobber motorcycles. They only pull it off since they look decrepit and match the sort of run-down urban environment they're often pictured in.
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man, talking photography makes me wish i still had my nikon d90. camera phones just aren't cutting it for me =[

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I don't know what's worse, not having the camera and longing for the opportunity to go shooting, or having the camera and watching it collect dust because you no longer have free time to go shooting.
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Something I didn't see mentioned about the Sony Alpha's is the fact that the old Minolta AF 35mm lens work on the Alpha bodies making for a very cheap selection of lenses. For a decent intro to the DSLR world pick up an A230, A300, A55 body off ebay for a couple hundred or a brand new A3000 body for 350-400 and then troll craigslist for people ditching their old 35mm Minolta lenses for cheap. I use Sony for this reason alone.
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I don't know what's worse, not having the camera and longing for the opportunity to go shooting, or having the camera and watching it collect dust because you no longer have free time to go shooting.
i know exactly what you mean.

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