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    Hi,

    I want to get into photography as a hobby but specialise in cars. Now I'm completely new to it so just want tips on what camera I should really be looking at and what I should know before I go ahead. I just like the idea of spending a weekend taking pics of supercars / special cars in the city. Sounds so exciting.

    Thank you.
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    You're entitled to do as you wish as a hobby. Just buy yourself a digital and take some photos.
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    A standard point and shoot or bridge camera will suffice for many tasks. A DSLR is an advantage if you want more control over your shots though.

    Get down to a racetrack on a track-day and you can usually get onto the pit wall to take shots. That's probably the easiest way to get around to doing it.


    If you enjoy it, invest in it. Get better equipment (high-end cameras are usually better weather sealed) and build a portfolio.
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    don't need more people that take pictures of their food, make it black and white and put it on facebook
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    (Original post by materialtroll)
    I'm not so sure you will gain any satisfaction from it. Photography is an art; developed by isolation, experimentation and the intimate connection with nature. Just by stating your interest in cars, I suspect you do not possess the intellectual capacity to even pick up a camera and have a creative thought. Please don't.
    No thats what photography is to you. Photography is to someone what they feel, not what you feel...
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    (Original post by materialtroll)
    I'm not so sure you will gain any satisfaction from it. Photography is an art; developed by isolation, experimentation and the intimate connection with nature. Just by stating your interest in cars, I suspect you do not possess the intellectual capacity to even pick up a camera and have a creative thought. Please don't.
    So because I like cars, I can't take good photographs?

    This is my most viewed image on Flickr (albiet not my favourite - the one directly to the left of it with half the views is one I favour)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sundustphotos/5597402939/

    But because I take images like this one, I'm a bad photographer?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sundust...in/photostream

    To the OP, buy a camera and take photographs of cars. A Polarising filter is a good call to make bodywork look smooth and flat.
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    Go here OP and go to the forum, read and read and then read some more. Don't post, just read. There is a motoring section and people post the images they have take for critque. Examine them and read more. If you have a question it's more than likely already been asked, so use the search function.

    http://www.talkphotography.co.uk/

    There is almost endless infomation on that site.

    PS: Nuffles, i'ved added you on flickr, hope thats ok.
 
 
 
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