help me to improve F1 shots


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Turbonetics

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been shooting for the past 2 days but the colour of my shots were very "lifeless" especially on cars like the Brawn GP and Maclaren..
what can i do to make the colour more vibrant(wothout editing)?
thanks..


 

ziploc

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You were using manual mode, and the exposure looks over exposed. The shutter speed of 1/125" is also too slow for focal length of 200mm (320mm effective).
 

Rashkae

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You were using manual mode, and the exposure looks over exposed. The shutter speed of 1/125" is also too slow for focal length of 200mm (320mm effective).
I used 1/90 amd 1/125 on 200mm and it worked well. :)

But I agree, it looks like you over-exposed your pictures.
 

ZerocoolAstra

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turn down the exposure, choose a slightly warmer white balance setting, and practise your panning shots more.
 

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Its definitely overexposed. You probably forgot to consider the bright lighting cast onto the road.
Road were supposed to be dark grey, but you shot them as light grey color.
 

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Hi, I am no expert and not even own a dslr.. But a photographer friend of mine once told me, always bring a notepad and jot down the settings of every single shot you took.. From there you gauge what needs to be done for the effect you are looking for..
 

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Hi, I am no expert and not even own a dslr.. But a photographer friend of mine once told me, always bring a notepad and jot down the settings of every single shot you took.. From there you gauge what needs to be done for the effect you are looking for..
You can quickly see the settings used when viewing the picture in the camera. Check your manual if the details are not shown and see how enable displaying of exposure-related settings in the review mode. Most cameras can also show these settings in the 2s review after the image was taken. Much faster than any notepad.
 

Rashkae

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Hi, I am no expert and not even own a dslr.. But a photographer friend of mine once told me, always bring a notepad and jot down the settings of every single shot you took.. From there you gauge what needs to be done for the effect you are looking for..
Applicable for film, but not in today's digital "immediate review" era.
 

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Hi, I am no expert and not even own a dslr.. But a photographer friend of mine once told me, always bring a notepad and jot down the settings of every single shot you took.. From there you gauge what needs to be done for the effect you are looking for..
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This is definitely not feasable. I can easily shoot 300 frames in half a day. I think the best way would be to estimate the settings you used in general and refer to the photos you have shot. If your manual exposure skills are not so good, try shooting on aperture priority first to get used to what shutter speed/ISO/aperture is needed for a certain type of lighting.
 

rgy1993

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turn up the contrast and play with the colour levels if your using lightroom... id say photoshop would have those tinkering dials too though...
 

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