Those are my pictures, and well im not impressed with them... the car is damn clean for what it normally is, and the pictures dont really show that.
Do Not use flash if you can help it. use the light from the garage. Place the car so the overhead light is not shinning directly over the car. you do not want that big light on the ceiling to be reflected on the paint if you can help it. You just need to angle the car better.
Second, you need to learn how to use "M" manual mode. setting it on auto won't give you a great picture usually. Your aperture should be fairly large and your shutter to be rather low. you will probably need the shutter around 5-10 seconds or less depending on how high your camera can set the Aperture and you want your ISO as low as possible to get all the noise out of the picture. you will need to balance the light in the photo. not to bright, not too dark.
But to have a real awesome picture, your going to need picture editing program and preferable an SLR camera. But not every wants to spend that much money on a camera.
thirdly, a tripod is a MUST. you have too much camera shake in your photos. It is nearly impossible to hold a camera steady in lowlight like a parking garage.
And then there is the photo editing.
So theres a lot that goes into taking a good picture. Just depends how much effort you want to put into it.
Also, for car shots, I prefer High focal length shots. Meaning ZOOM in on the subject. So stand far away with your tripod and zoom your camera lens in on the subject. This really makes your subject stand out. Also this will be a good way to cut that overhead light out of the picture. But don't zoom in a ton. you can be conservative with it. Try different focal lengths and see which you like best.
I hope that helped a little bit..
Example of low focal length:
Example of high focal length: as you can see this one is focused much more on the subject which I prefer. not everyone may agree this looks better but just a tip worth mentioning. Do not zoom in too much or else your subject will look HUGE in the photo and look weird.
hmmm. Ok, does your camera have a self timer? Use the self timer if it does. Maybe your tripod isn't sturdy enough as well. when you press the shutter button, it must be moving the camera somehow. Also maybe try cleaning the lens.I do have those pictures all on a tripod. I am gonna try and take some more pictures some other time. Try and figure out the manual mode. Also what about best way to take pictures in direct sunlight say at the race track?
No, just like in the pits and stuffhmmm. Ok, does your camera have a self timer? Use the self timer if it does. Maybe your tripod isn't sturdy enough as well. when you press the shutter button, it must be moving the camera somehow. Also maybe try cleaning the lens.
For photos at the track:
so you want action type shots?