Photography help, answers needed by tomorrow. Suggestions would be greatly appreciatd

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  1. Nutcrusher

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    Photography help, answers needed in an hour. *Thanks for all the suggestions!

    So, as usual, I'll be going to the Long Beach Grand Prix, and I though I'd take something for race drivers to sign. I did that last year and Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas were impressed by what they saw. (or at least that's what they told me, hehe)

    So. This year, I want to get Sam Hübinette, the Crazy Swede, to sign my picture. (if I can track him down)

    The problem is, the picture I took, I think looks great, except the composition is a bit boring. So I decided to crop the pic, but I don't know how to make it look interesting. So. I'll put up some examples, and I'd be grateful if you can offer me some tips.

    There's another thing. Picture sizes. I took this pic with my old 4.0megapixel handheld, and photoshop tells me that it's equivalent to about 10x7.5. Is that accurate? Does that mean you could probably see all the blemishes on the pic if I were to print it out on a 8 x 10?


    Which combination of cropping and color?

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  2. Recall

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    A is awesome, so is number 4, great work.
     
  3. TheDemonDzko

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    An E+4 would be a great combo if you edit out the guy in the backround.
     
  4. llamatron

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    2 or 4
     
  5. Nutcrusher

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    It wouldn't feel right (or maybe just won't look right) if I edit him out completely, but maybe I can blur him or make him less noticeable somehow.
     
  6. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    Maybe put some kind of motion blur on the background to make the car look like it's moving?

    I second the nominations of 2 and 4.
     
  7. Sokar

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    D2 or E2 would look best i think
     
  8. Nutcrusher

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    Thanks for the all suggestions so far. I think I'm going to print it out in a couple of hours, so if anyone else has an idea, it'd be great.
     
  9. TheDemonDzko

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    That would work, it's just that he distracts from the car itself by being there as if saying "Yeah, im just some random guy! Hyuk Hyuk."
     
  10. Chaos Muffin

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    #4 looks like a winner. The headlights look meaner in #2 tho. Maybe you can add some sunspots in it.
    Eh, it should do the way it is, I think you got it. You're just being your own worst critic :lol 


    Do you have any large versions of that pic? Maybe some people can help out with some photoshopping. Just to give you more options to play with. Probably wont be much in a day's time though
     
  11. Jeremy.B

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    I have to agree that A4 would look awesome. I love the LED feel 4 has to it, looks more "machinistic". A is my fav because the car is more centered in that pic.
     
  12. Nutcrusher

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    I see a lot of G4 combination.

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    I might stick with this.
     
  13. Nutcrusher

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    I'm also thinking of taking these two.

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    I like G4.
     
  15. Nutcrusher

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    Alright. I'm off to print. Thanks for help everyone.
     

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