Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed critique Graphix501. I'm also pleased you have been reading my blog :)
As I said in my very first blog post I wanted it to be a place of debate and discussion so I'm pleased when we can do that. My blog on my own site gives me the freedom...
Somewhat late but here are a few from the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch.
1410_FFordFest_763 by Chris Gouge, on Flickr
1410_FFordFest_440 by Chris Gouge, on Flickr
1410_FFordFest_445 by Chris Gouge, on Flickr
1410_FFordFest_749 by Chris Gouge, on Flickr
Here are a few from last weekend's British GT, Formula 3 and support races at Brands Hatch
1408_GTF3_717 by Chris Gouge, on Flickr
1408_GTF3_738-2 by Chris Gouge, on Flickr
1408_GTF3_760 by Chris Gouge, on Flickr
1408_GTF3_812 by Chris Gouge, on Flickr
Nice shot. I don't think there's anything wrong with combining what you may call a landscape shot with your motor sport work. Not every photo has to be a full frame image of a car, it is good to try different things and I think this makes for a more interesting photo.
Really nice set, I like the composition on 4 and the fact that you took advantage of the beautiful red sky on 7 to create a really nice image. I think number 5 is slightly overexposed and would have been better if it had been dialled down slightly but other than that they are great photos.
Hi all, I've been absent from this site for a while now but thought it was long overdue that I came back and posted some photos. So here are some various shots I have taken while I have been away. Love the new site by the way!
Yeah the white balance is off on the first 3 but the compositions are quite nice. I think you're shooting at too high shutter speeds though, the cars look like they are parked! Shoot a bit slower and try to get a bit of motion in your images.
For a first attempt at shooting motor sports these are very good! You're already panning well, which is not an easy technique and you are also clearly thinking about composition. The best advice is simply to keep practising.
Beyond that however what I would say is that there is no point in...
Personally 1 and 3 bore me I'm afraid, mainly because everyone who visits Brands Hatch takes these shots! You can't seem to view a gallery from an event at Brands Hatch without seeing this image but with different cars. I don't exactly blame you for taking it as it's one of the few places at...
The most important thing I would advice to you at this stage is to take care into what you are putting in the frame. Avoid all fences, signs, people's heads etc as these ruin an image. Look for different viewpoints where you can photograph the subject without incorporating these in the frame...
You have clearly put some thought into composition, which is what I like about number 1 and for the most part you have made sure that you have nice clean backgrounds (number 6 is the best in this respect) Well done Rob!
Thanks for the comments every one, I wasn't expecting so much feedback.
800px is the max file size I have uploaded yes and some may be soft in places, however I don't believe that 100% of the subject has to be 100% sharp, as some slight blur emphasises speed and movement and I don't like cars...
Here is a selection from the HSCC at Brands Hatch last weekend. All comments welcome....
1307_HSCC_110 by Chris Gouge, on Flickr
1307_HSCC_272 by Chris Gouge, on Flickr
1307_HSCC_422 by Chris Gouge, on Flickr
1307_HSCC_509 by Chris Gouge, on Flickr