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03-31-2008, 08:11 PM
Hello everyone!!! I am brand new into photography and I just bought a Canon XTi. I have shot alot of pictures so far and read the whole manuel. I have a general understanding of how all the stuff works but please tell me how to shoot like this!! LOL

I think these pictures are so nice!! How do I learn how to set my settings to take pics like this?





03-31-2008, 08:18 PM
Um, crank up the ISO and tilt your camera for l337 ricer angles?

Seriously, though, look at what you like in those photos, and try to duplicate it with your equipment, or figure out what you like about them and why. As you shoot more, you will start to figure out how to get the "look" you want. A lot of it is trial and error, and you want to change as few variables as possible at a time so that you can see what the effects of each change are.

03-31-2008, 08:20 PM
thankyou!! I really like how clean they are and how the shadows come into the pictures

04-01-2008, 07:35 AM
Guys do you have any other suggestions

04-01-2008, 07:38 AM
^ the best way is to play with the camera and start to learn what each thing does. Read up on the basics such as aperture, Depth of field, and composition. The best way is to keep taking photos. Its not an overnight process. Why dont you start by contributing to the photo a day section. Shoot anything, but it keeps you consistently using your camera every day.

04-01-2008, 09:43 AM
the biggest thing you're going to need to learn to duplicate those shots is composition. The shadows and everything else come with good exposures which you XTi should be fine with. Also those shots have a pretty deep DOF so use small apertures (large numbers) like f/8~f/16 and the lens seems to be pretty long, so use the 55mm end of your kit lens. Beyond that it's the composition and subject matter that's drawing you in.

good luck!

04-01-2008, 02:06 PM
Thanks alot guys!! I still dont understand aperature, Field of view and composition. I will keep shooting lol. Can you all tell me what is the best setting to shoot cars on? Rolling shots? Sunny days? When Im shooting when it is cloudy out, how can I make the picture look more alive?

04-01-2008, 03:05 PM
^ it really depends on the scene and situation. Dont get ahead of yourself yet. go shoot a car and see what works best.

04-17-2008, 12:58 PM
If you want those shots, all you need is a broken tripod and adjust the contrast level.