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Old 11-21-2009, 02:13 PM
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Seeing lots of photos lately where chain is on inner chainring and saddle bags and bottles are loaded. Oh, and velcro'd on frame pumps detracting from bike's tubes.

Doesn't a bike look better without looking like it came back to the barn after a century?
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:21 PM
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Lots, and I mean lots of people, who try to sell their bike doesn`t get a simple photo directly from the side showing the whole bike. Makes it difficult trying to judge the dimensions. My latest pet peeve looking at eBay and other sites...
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:23 AM
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Here's a tip for y'all.

Shoot with a longer lens (zoom). That will diminish the handlebar size in proportion to the rest of the bike. I see lots of small bikes that look even smaller with a wide angle lens. It's because a wider lens makes the bars look bigger.

These two bikes are almost the same size. The bars are the same drop/reach.





The second shot is with a 60mm lens on a 1.6 crop DSLR (Canon XSi). If you line the bars up just right, they step aside and let the frame become the focus of the picture.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:30 PM
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also as these two photos show make sure your bike isn't leaning against something that would detract from the bike itself. choose a clean background and avoid setting your bike against a solid wall that will be in the same focus plane as your bike.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:48 PM
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also as these two photos show make sure your bike isn't leaning against something that would detract from the bike itself. choose a clean background and avoid setting your bike against a solid wall that will be in the same focus plane as your bike.
Yeah, that's a better background than mine. Still looking for a consistent location.

Nice work!
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:54 PM
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I think this composition is on the right track no? I will have to work on a different way to prop the bike to the edge on the left can be out of the frame.

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Old 06-27-2011, 10:45 PM
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wow yeah the contrast on the latest Spooky shot is right on. the fuzzy green background really sets it off.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:37 AM
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Thanks.

I think I found my "spot" then. It takes a while to realize how many mistakes I make setting up photos.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:08 PM
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wow yeah the contrast on the latest Spooky shot is right on. the fuzzy green background really sets it off.
You can increase the fuzziness by opening up the aperture on the lens and/or increasing the distance between the bike and the background. But if you open it up too much the depth of field gets super thin and not everything can be in focus at once (ie frame is in focus, but not the handlebars).

If you have a point and shoot, the portrait mode will get you closer to the blurry background but not as good as on a fancier larger format camera.

Gotta love taking bike portraits
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:45 PM
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You can increase the fuzziness
It's called bokeh..
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:44 PM
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Great Tips

Thanks for posting. Some interesting and helpful stuff there and not just for bikes.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:35 PM
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ray Dobblins is a great bicycle photo man

http://www.raydobbins.com/photosetup.htm


ray Dobbins is a great bicycle photo man
here is how he does it
enjoy charles
ps for his phots try http://www.raydobbins.com/index.htm
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always stylish

Looks like the cranks/shifters/skewers happened to all be in the perfect spot for a quick snap...

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Old 10-01-2013, 12:30 AM
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Great picture of Eddy, cool drillium too!
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:09 PM
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dat Spooky...
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