The third one doesn't really do anything for me. The fourth is okay, but almost half of the frame is empty and I don't like the reflection of your light source in the car. I really like the first one. The second on is good too, but if you stepped to the left and got more of the glass works in the frame and blocked of that highlight it would be better. Also needs a tighter crop. Custom color balance is a personal preference. I normally set a custom white balance using a gray card, but there are times when I adjust it in post to achieve a different effect.
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Thanks man I appreciate the honest feedback. The 3rd and 4th were after my paint correction on my car so the 4th has the light reflection to show the clarity of the paint.
Thanks for the info on the glassworkz picture. Now when you say tighter crop you mean crop the picture so it's just more of the glass and reflection rather than the surroundings? Sorry, just making sure I understand all the terms being used. I literally started reading up on this and looking into it about a week ago.
I will be adjusting the white balance more when as I get used to the settings on the camera for sure.
Shook, I'm going to use your cameras limitations as an example so don't take any offense to this particular reply. You are correct that that particular camera goes into a limited capability in the full zoom position. Unfortunately this sucks for getting total control. You will need to leave the camera unzoomed and get closer to your subjects to make use of the rest of the aperature range.
For those that are looking for a camera, Shooks camera is a good example of what can happen in a purchase. Anyone who comes in to these threads and wants to produce higher end pics should take notice of what limitations there are. I'm not speaking directly about his specific camera brand or model either. This is just one example of what could happen to a novice buyer. There's clearly some manual control available, albeit limited. In case you didn't read what Triple caught in the AP the camera is limited with no stop increments at full zoom between F3.x to F8. This leaves so much capability off the table it's not even funny.
Shook, you will just have to work a little harder in low light at full zoom, out in good sunlight you will be fine.
Also, do me a favor and put the camera in full auto in the same conditions, take a shot and see what the camera senses for settings. I'd be curious if the auto feature overrides and makes use of the stops inbetween.
Thanks man. No offense taken. I'm here to learn more about this stuff. I have put a LOT of work into my car correcting the paint and making it look good I want to be able to take good enough pictures to show that.
Yeah, the camera is limited and she knew that when she was buying it but I think they are only like 150 now and they were about 200 when she got it on blackfriday for like a 100 or something around there. I didn't realize how limited until I started to understand those terms a little better.
The video I put up of the aperture was when the camera was zoomed all the way out. If I zoom all the way in I have 2 different apertures (can't remember the numbers). The aperture happens to be extrememly limited where as the shutter speed and the iso are not at all. . . My iso goes from 64-3200 or something around there. . .
When I get home I will take a picture on all auto settings and I will take the same picture on custom settings.