Originally posted by Chin Eng:
My comments.... and I hope your not like farmerseed.
Pix 1: You might like to have your camera to go on selective focusing.... not sure what you are using, but it's likely that it's on default mode. Most camera will have a program or even manual mode where you can pick for the zone for focusing.
Pix 2: I like the picture except for the reflection on the widescreen. Sometimes by changing the angle, you can cut off the unnecessarily reflection.
Pix 3 and 4 same subject: Unless you've got a DSLR, your probably can't change much. By change, I mean get a super wide angle. This will overdramatise the perspective of this old cannon. Photoshop will bring up some of the colors on this otherwise dull photo. I'd use the curves or the levels control, and possibly the hue slider for this.
I do not pretend that I am a pro (which I am not) and I am not in the league of Pointblue (my current photographer idol), and these are just my comments... hope you don't take offense.
I like the idea but a demo of what you wrote sells better if you have photos to proof
Pix 1: How to go selective focusing when the subject's moving too fast? Point blu has already hint for a faster shutter speed or shutter priority. I would like to add changing the shooting mode to manual since the Ixus T60 has no Av nor Tv. At manual he will have to switch to the shallower DOF at f2.8 so that his photo will not appear too dark. At the manual shutter speed setting of say anything faster than your 1/79 (like a 1/150?), should freeze the subject in the air.
Pix 2: To satisfied the requester's need, he can post another photo of the same subject shot at a different angle, or tell the driver to drive the car out of the shade
Pix 3 and 4: I would suggest shooting the photo in B&W or sepia or shoot it during sunrise or sunset. Retreat several steps back and shoot it with a deeper DOF (say f5.2/ f5.6?). Trim away the excess top and bottom part of the photo to give a wide angle view feeling to the photo. I personally don't photoshop so my tips are prone towards working on the techniques and drawing on the shades and lights from the surronding for effects.