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Scottelly 5 35 United States
27 Oct 2012 4:03AM
Hi Jay, I thought I would comment on this photo by asking you a question about it. What is the significance of this photo? What made you shoot it? After shooting it, why did you post it? What should we see in it? I am thinking that if you had the opportunity, maybe you could have shot the golf cart from another angle. Maybe you could have shot it from close up or with someone pretending to sleep in it or something humorous. It seems that you are into vehicular photography. I suggest you look through the gallery here. You can search for planes, cars, etc. Here is the gallery of car photos, after I used the filter feature with the word "car" to limit the gallery to photos that were tagged with that word:

Now, after looking through the gallery and finding one or two photos of cars, what is it that makes you like the photos? Is it just the car, or is it the look of the photo? Is it the way the light shines off the car? Is it the angle and the background? Try to identify what it is about photos that you like, and see if you can shoot photos with features that you like. Her is an example of what I am talking about. I looked through the car gallery, and I liked this photo:

The reason I like that shot is the color (red car on a clean, green, interesting background), the style (the positioning of the car, so the background can be seen just enough to show that the car is in a beautiful setting, but you can still see the car well enough that you know that it is the feature subject in the photo), and the interesting even in the sky (the lightning), which brings a thought of speed to mind (lightning is fast, and maybe that car is too - it certainly looks quite sporty). The lightning was probably put in with Photoshop, but who cares? It's like an advertising image really. I imagine that photo with a bottle of some liquor in the bottom left corner, or maybe a cigar and the name or logo of the liquor or cigar along with some slogan, like this: "The taste of class." That would work for a magazine advertisement or maybe a billboard.

The point is, the photo could tell a story or be part of a story, and while any photo could be part of a story, I think that photo could be an interesting and impressive part, while the photo you have posted here of the golf cart doesn't strike me, like the photo of that red car. They are both red. They are both vehicles. But one looks sexy or maybe sleek even, while the other looks like you might crop it, so you can describe the features of the back of a golf cart that you are trying to sell. As one photo in a series, this golf cart photo might be just fine, if you are trying to sell the golf cart used, but as an advertising photo for a brochure or something, I would place the golf cart on a golf course. Yes, I know, maybe that golf cart is not your golf cart, and maybe you just shot the photo, because you liked the golf cart, but if that is all, then I suggest going the extra mile to shoot it from more angles. Maybe ask the owner of the golf cart, if you could shoot photos of it for your portfolio, and then you could create a series that really showcases the golf cart. Know what I mean?

I realize this is a start for you, and we all start somewhere. I am telling you all this, because I think you are interested in learning to shoot better photos, and I think with more thought and effort, you could shoot better photos of any of the subjects you have here in your gallery, whether it be a plane at an air show (maybe you could have got down by the end of the runway and shot from the fron of the plane, as if took off?), or whether it just be a simple golf cart (or some part of the golf cart - I've seen many interesting photos of just part of a wheel or the front seat or steering wheel of a car, and I think maybe you could do the same with that golf cart).

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jayx90 6 8 Australia
27 Oct 2012 10:33AM
thanks for your time to comment.The reasons are a golf cart on the runway at the airport..thought a bit odd also just checking the zoom lense i got and to see how clear the photos would come out. why did i post it i just thought for an image straight from the camera no editing at all how clear it was as a hole picture.
The big life changing thing has happeend to me i had to give up racing in the speedway due to a spinal injury and recently have spinal surgery and still recovering and its been hell.. the shots on my profile are basicilly test shot to see if i could move enougth to take photos i understand about the angles and that but i cant bend to well or kneel down I said to the boys of the class i used to race in i would take photos on race night .I have taken photos of other things just havnt uploaded them yet.And yes with more thought and effort i agree i do want to go further and iam very interested maybe in time i will be the interesting bloke who took that amazing shot

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