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how to take better truck pics?

i notice alot of you guys on here not only have good cameras but also really know how to take some awsome pics of your trucks. i think a thread full of tips and examples on how you guys do it would be very helpful to me, and many other members.
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gota get dat tuner angal!
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do what everyone else does park on a little rock or small hill to show your sick stock flex, youll get mad propz yo.
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Just practice taking photos... over time, you'll get better!
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do what everyone else does park on a little rock or small hill to show your sick stock flex, youll get mad propz yo.
stock flex? last i checked my truck isnt stock
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Step back & zoom in for starters. Crop if you have to. Watch where the light is coming from. Take lots of pics, most will be a fail, the odd one will be a win.
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mine are starting to get better. be as still as possible, and dont be afraid to edit them using photobucket or your camera software
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What camera do you have and what settings are on it?

For every one shot you want to have, take 3 pictures for it. You have a better chance of getting a good one when you have multiple choices. A tripod is so nice to get clear photos, especially in lower light or at night. Try to keep the light behind the camera. The best time for automotive pictures is in the morning when the sun is coming up or at night when its going down.
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What camera do you have and what settings are on it?

For every one shot you want to have, take 3 pictures for it. You have a better chance of getting a good one when you have multiple choices. A tripod is so nice to get clear photos, especially in lower light or at night. Try to keep the light behind the camera. The best time for automotive pictures is in the morning when the sun is coming up or at night when its going down.
i have a cannon powershot630, 8 megapixel.

thats good advice. i guess im not taking enough pictures. i usually go out there and take one for each angle i try
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Does that have any P, A, S or M settings?
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Take alot of pics and if you've got an imagination, it's amazing what you'll come up with. I'm still amazed at my old P&S and what it's p&S replacement can do.

It's all about playing with settings. I learned it all by just playing around. Cant wait to get a dslr!
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Does that have any P, A, S or M settings?
yes it does. what are they?
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yes it does. what are they?
I wondered the same thing when I got my first DSLR a while back.....now is the time to memorize your owners manual. Learn what effect changing those settings does to the picture.

Take a pic, change setting, take another pic, change setting again. Took me about 3000 pictures to get the hang of it. Got maybe a dozen nice ones out of that batch - haha!
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yes it does. what are they?
P (priority), A (aperture), S (shutter) and M (manual)

P is pretty much like auto, it controls both the aperture and shutter speed automatically.

A lets you adjust the aperture which controls how much the lens opens up. This is a way to adjust the depth of field (how much is in focus in the picture)

S lets you adjust the shutter speed, I use this if I want to get a picture of something moving, I also adjust the shutter speed to let more or less light in.

M lets you adjust both settings. I would wait to use M until you've used P, A or S for a while and can see what settings does what. M can be confusing at times and it will take a few pictures to dial in the settings for each shot.
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do what everyone else does park on a little rock or small hill to show your sick stock flex, youll get mad propz yo.
If that doesnt work, you could always try flipping your pictures upside down, thats pretty cool.
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If that doesnt work, you could always try flipping your pictures upside down, thats pretty cool.
i only wish i could be that cool
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me too
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