Photography Tips

The Renaissance Man

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With only a couple of weeks left in this years competition, I thought that this would be a good time to bring back this thread from last year's build-off. This is worth your time to read through!

http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/good-photography-tips.84561/

Because the voting is based off of photos, this is a critical part of the competition that can directly impact how your bike and the effort you put into it is received. An average bike with a great photo is (in my opinion) poised to do better than a great bike with a poor photo.

Good luck to everyone!
 
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1. Take lots of the same shot so you have choices and make your final decision while reviewing your shots on a larger screen
2. Look at what shows up in the background of your shot....do you want it there (trash, cars, people, etc. etc.)
3. Use a pod to stabilize your photos if possible
4. If you want grass, weeds or bushes in your photo, make sure they don't dominate the photo
5. Stay away from crazy effects or unsusal shadows
6. Background should be a different color then your bike, you don't want your photo to blend
7. Ask for help in photographing and selecting your final photos

Not a pro - far from it, Just my thoughts
 
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I was going to add, there were a lot of comments by rat rod and others about using Photoshop to correct your digital photos.
If you don't have Photoshop, I would recommend Photofiltre Studio.
http://photofiltre.en.softonic.com/

its free and works great. :thumbsup:
GIMP is another option, but requires a bit more technical expertise. If you have PS experience, you'll probably be able to operate GIMP without issues.