A&P a few shots from today v.learningotpan

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  1. BlackWRX02

    BlackWRX02 OTs Cingular Guru

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    A few pics of the old man beating up his 91 RT stealth at a local "closed course" ;)
    Camera is a Canon 20d with kit 18-55mm lens
    Any tips or critiques would be great. I'm still having a hard time keeping the subject in focus when panning.

    anyway, on with the pics!

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    aftermath of a "could've been worse" slide off the "track"
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    can't believe I missed him swapping ends with it (not quite all the way around, but close :big grin: )

    one more:
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  2. Meh, gotta play with settings more.

    Would be better if wheels werent blurred IMO
     
  3. oh and the pics are alittle dark
     
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    BlackWRX02 OTs Cingular Guru

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    I could get the same shot with the car still :uh:

    wasn't what I was after. As for darkness, I can't tell on my monitor, I need some calibration software BADLY
     

  5. I believe a faster shutter speed would help cure the blurry wheels and still give you the "in motion" look that you're after. To practice try it with cars that aren't going that fast. Sit around in your neighborhood taking pics of cars going by at 25mph. :dunno:
     
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    a faster shutter speed will stop the car, you wouldn't be able to tell if it was stopped or 200mph. Panning as you did with a semi long shutter speed it the best bet. For a really cool look underexpose the ambiet light (take a meter reading and put in on M and under expose by a stop or two) and pop a flash along with a long shutter speed. You'll have the car frozen like F150 is suggesting, but with ghosting around to imply movement.
     
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    the top picture is a really good job at panning, however you might try to raise your camera as the sky is so much lighter its a little distracting
     
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    BlackWRX02 OTs Cingular Guru

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    that makes a little more sense than saying just use a fast shutter speed.
    What shutter speed would be best. Car was at about 40mph there i would imagine.
     
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    was trying to avoid the eye-level boringness situation :o
     
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    40mph? 1/40s-1/80s. 1/100s would be the fastest I'd shoot it at if you want to pan. Sometimes panning isn't the answer to make things look like they're moving. A lot of times, it is. :noes:
     
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    tripod with panning head is the win

    Canon EOS 1NRS is the ultimate win, pellicale mirror so no viewfinder blackout and no camera shake. the 2/3 light loss is crappy though
     
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    I don't use a tripod or monopod. :noes:
     
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    neither do i, but my panns suck :o
     

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