I really don't know what I am doing.....

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Lucille, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Lucille

    Lucille Veteran

    Aug 20, 2012
    Hepcat City
    I do know how to expose, I shoot in manual, adjust aperature, shutter speed and iso, that came easy, but other then that, I just make sure the image looks good in the lcd screen....








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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I'm not really into hot rods, but I'm SUPER into your photos Lucille. Keep 'em coming. Btw, that yellow and white pickup truck just out of the frame in the second shot ......that's my fave ride in all of these. I know I'm a weirdo.
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  3. NathanJ

    NathanJ Regular

    Sep 18, 2012
    You shoot what you are clearly passionate about, and that sooo shows in your photos. Always like the series you post.
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  4. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I love to see this big beasts, we don't have them over here! Everything is trial and error I find, some good some bad...... happily, yours seem to turn out rather well :)
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  5. Lucille

    Lucille Veteran

    Aug 20, 2012
    Hepcat City




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  6. bwidjaja

    bwidjaja New Member

    Sep 14, 2013
    Definitely have a good eye for composition. Thanks for sharing.
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  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    That orange Merc is just ... impossibly low.
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  8. biglouis

    biglouis Veteran

    Aug 4, 2013
    Excellent photographs. Great eye for composition. Lovely exemplars of what this little-big camera can do!

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  9. porchard

    porchard Veteran

    Feb 3, 2013
    Devon, UK
    +1 Great shots... I couldn't really care less about hot rods either, (or cars generally, in fact), but I really enjoyed these photos. :thumbup:
  10. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    You can only denigrate your own skills for so long while you're putting up work like this (and many in past months). Your license for self-deprecation is dangerously close to it's expiration date! Nice work Lucille!

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  11. Lucille

    Lucille Veteran

    Aug 20, 2012
    Hepcat City
    I love them to death, they are a big big part of my heritage......

    And one thing I find daddy-o, is when taking pictures of auto's, they never complain.....!
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  12. Lucille

    Lucille Veteran

    Aug 20, 2012
    Hepcat City

    The thing about it Ray, is I don't post much, but I read yours and many others on all of Amins forums, and I realize what little I know about the whole photography gig, and how much room
    I have to grow..... I seem to do things most don't or speak out against, such as never shooting in raw, under exposing on purpose, never using a viewfinder, ect.

    I just go out and have fun. My best pictures of bands seem to come when I am up close to the group and dancing away with my Rx1, pausing quickly for a shot, then dancing again.. Of course I'll bully my way onstage to 'get the shot'...if need be, and because I have been dancing and bringing life to the party, nobody seems to care..

  13. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Your car images are always stunning.
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  14. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    The thing about technical knowledge is it only matters to the extent you need to to get the results you want. If you decide to try something you haven't tried before and you find your current techniques don't get you there, then you'll figure out what you need to do to get it done. You'll make mistakes and learn from them and figure out what you need. But if you don't want to do any different sort of shooting than you're already doing, you don't need to worry about it.

    Besides which, you have the most important tool that any photographer could ever want, which is a good eye. Lots of folks with LOADS of technical knowledge never develop a good eye. So, you trust your eye and you get great results and if you ever decide you want to try something that requires more knowledge, you'll figure it out then. But your eye will tell you what you need to know.

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  15. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    A rookie year only lasts for a year. After that...you're not a rookie anymore :biggrin:
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  16. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX

    If I were doing a fancy car show, the first person I'd think of to do a photo shoot would be hep kitty! And I knew that at least 9 months ago!

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  17. Night time car shows can be tricky, but you do it well.
  18. colonel

    colonel Regular

    Apr 25, 2013
    perfect. keep shooting or doing whatever you do!
  19. Muizen

    Muizen Regular

    Mar 25, 2013
    Mechelen, Belgium
    Harry Briels
    Dear Lucille,
    What a pleasure to see your fantastic photographs.
    You really know how to compose and shoot!
    We could learn a lot more if you could show us the exif data of your pictures!