Below: The Cobra and GT40 images
you see below represent everyday examples of the snapshots we
receive from folks who haven't yet discovered Curt's "Cobra
Photography Tips." None of these images is likely to
contribute at all to helping its owner sell his car.
But without access
to CobraCountry's expert tips, these wonderful Cobra owners wouldn't
have the first clue how to capture their Shelby serpent in its
natural beauty. Now look carefullywould you be inspired
to purchase any of the Cobras you see below, based upon these
and ENGINE SNAPSHOTS
So if you
perhaps wonder just why I counsel you that you cannot possibly
capture good photographs of your cockpit or your engine compartment
by shooting under direct sunlight... these photographs (above
and below) should remove any doubt.
Below: each Cobra on the right
is the same Cobra as the one on its left, shot by its owner with the same camera.
What made such a breathtaking difference?
- The photo on the
right was shot after the owner read and carefully followed Curt's
"Motorcar Photography Tips," and
- In each of the
four cases, after the snapshots on the left were replaced with
the splendid photographs on the right... the Cobra SOLD
PROMPTLY. We rest our case.
noon, bright midday sun, Maui, Hawaii: it's self-evident that these
two girls (Tori and Lacey) are illuminated much betterand
the color of their bathing suits is much richerwith the
flash employed (the photo on the left was shot with the flash
set on "automatic"which means the flash was essentially
turned off; the photo on the right was taken with the
flash selection set to "forced flash/fill flash").
But you should also observe (photo on the right) that the
background displays richer color as well. That's because
with the flash illuminating the girls in the foreground, less
bleachout occurs in the background as the camera's electronic
light-metering system operates the way it's supposed to. A win-win
scenario. For the record: this novice photographer used both
his camera's built-in flash AND an external mounted flash for
that photo on the right; as you can see, that extra flash "horsepower"
pays you big dividends when you're photographing out in the bright
flash outdoors in the daytime is something professional photographers
have been doing for decades, but for some reason most novice
photographers have been slow to grasp and appreciate how much
it will improve their outdoor photos.
using your flash outdoors requires you to set your camera for
forced flash/fill flash... anything but "automatic flash."
flash is one of the most valuable features on your modern camera; "automatic
flash," on the other hand, does not work when you
need your flash the most... outdoors in the sunshine or in bright
daytime shade. Any setting on your camera that is labeled "automatic"especially
"automatic flash"was put there to sell cameras
(consumers lunge for anything labeled "automatic")not
to help you to take good photos.
case, the photo on the left (above) should convince you that
setting your camera on "automatic everything" is rarely
(read: never) your best option.
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