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Besides the obvious - composition makes your pic interesting: Tension, focal points, rythm, colors, organic vs non-organic shapes, Lines, Picture plain, Does the composition feel open or closes? ect. These are the things you need to think about whenever you take a shot - just like 2D design

The dark room is your best friend. You can make great compostions terrible and weak ones great in the dark room.

Remember the fallowing besides the ^^

Burning, Dodging, Spotting - and no they aren't terms used for a battle.
 

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DudeOfBeauty said:
Burning, Dodging, Spotting - and no they aren't terms used for a battle.
Pokemon?
 

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for the record, an interesting compostion is objective, not subjective - so if you dont' like the subject matter, it can still be interesting and well done.

one big tool: "Open" or "closed" feeling composition. A closed compostion keeps your eye mostly in the center of the picture plain, restricts eye movement, makes compositions less interesting.

Open compostions allows the eye to move all over, making veiws look at your peice for longer times. One of the best way to do this is to make the corners of your compostion different. When all of the corners are the same tone,color, ect. It closes up your picture. another way is to have lines flowing on and off the picture, making viewers believe that the compostion is just a single piece of a larger whole.

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some tips for the photo noob...
didnt know where to put it, so i put it here

When photographig cars, if u have space, try using a zoom lens, go far from the car and zoom in, it will give u good details of the car..

Another thing, try to find what makes the car beautiful, from which angle and focus on that..

For outdoor car photography, try to shoot in the nature that suits the car
Example if u have a Hummer, go to a mountain or at least have a mountain in the background..

Finally, try capturing the car while its moving..
 

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When photographig cars, if u have space, try using a zoom lens, go far from the car and zoom in, it will give u good details of the car..
But I thoguht when zooming in even wit optical zoom, the quality is decreased?
 

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But I thoguht when zooming in even wit optical zoom, the quality is decreased?
Not with optical zoom, at least not with a good lens. The "squished" perspective is nice, it keeps things more in proportion than getting close with a wide lens - you get a "balloon" effect where the close parts look REAL big and fade away to tiny distant parts. My avatar pic is that way, I think I shot it at about 20mm and two feet; it would look much more "correct" if I had pulled the lens out to 70mm and backed away. I was looking for the effect though, to each his own...
 
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