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    I want to take some pics of my new bike

    Hi gang, I am pretty new to "real" cameras, just treated myself to a Sony a5000. I would love some tips or suggestions on setting up some beauty shots (stills)of my new intrigue. I have been playing with A (aperture priority) quite a bit but I'm really dissatisfied. I think I need to get in closer but if y'all have some tips on angles, what parts make more interesting shots....I'd love to hear ideas.

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    Shoot early or late when the sun is low and the light is less harsh. Be very aware of the the position of the sun relative to the subject as well. Typicaly you'll get the best results when the sun is 45 degrees or so off of one of your shoulders.

    This is a chart for portraits, but its good for getting you oriented towards what light from different directions gets you. http://digital-photography-school.co...hting-full.jpg

    If you're shooting aperture priority, its because you need a certain aperture to get the look you want. Usually that means a very small aperture to get a deep depth of field or a very wide aperture to get a narrow depth of field. Usually that narrow depth would be done to achieve some bokeh.

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    Thank you but "bokeh?"

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    ahh - thank you. Shows how new at this I am.

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