A&P Best dSLR settings for shooting at an indoor car show?

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  1. Logik

    Logik Livin la vida broka

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    I'm debating on bringing a tripod to SEMA. Can anyone suggest me the proper setting for a low light indoor shoot? Thanks.
     
  2. Tomash

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    Dude, it depends on situation.
     
  3. Tomash

    Tomash Active Member

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    Go to Pbase, search people's pics taken at car shots and looks at EXIF they posted.
    Start from there.
     
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    OMG YOU DIDN'T SAY CANON!!

    outstanding man
     
  5. Tomash

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    How does Canon apply ot this?
     
  6. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    Might want to get an FL-D filter for this event. Although I am not sure what lights are used in the convention center.
     
  7. Tomash

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    Or, he can shoot RAW and adjust white balance later.
     
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    Don't bring a tripod to SEMA. If you're going to be there all day, it's going to be a total drag :mamoru: Carrying around a backpack is :greddy: enough, but a tripod? Theres going to be people everywhere bumping into your shit and stuff, not a lot of room to carry a tripod/set it up and unless you're media they might not even let you bring it in. Just leave it at home. :wavey:
     
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    Monopod would be a better choice.
     
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    Nah, not even worth it. If the door people are nazi anyway, they won't let him bring it in. :run:

    A mono won't help that much, if you're shooting wide anyway you're better off trying to hold still.
     
  11. Tomash

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    That's true.
    WIth a wider lens, he'll most likely get handholdable shutter speeds anyway. Even stopped down. And if not, then that's what high ISO settings are for.
     
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    Logik Livin la vida broka

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    i understand completely, but im just wondering if anyone has and tips or tricks.
     
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    I can glance over EXIF data from pics I've taken at the Chicago Auto Show this year. :dunno:
     
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    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    My settings for the Detroit Autoshow from like 4 years ago was 1/60" @ f/4 handheld.
     
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    :werd: with flash

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    nice pics! what glass and camera?
     
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    D70 kit lens
     
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    I did mine without flash.
     
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    Flash sucks when you're photographics shiny cars.
     
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    F/3.1, 1/20sec, ISO100


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    F/2.8, 1/10sec, ISO100


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    F/2.8, 1/25 sec, ISO100


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    F/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO100


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    F/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO100


    Though there were taken with a P&S. If I had a DSLR at the time, I'd probably have used narrower aperture.
     
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    the ones with the flash were better...was the the nikons flash or u had a fillflash?
     
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    onboard flash set at -3
     
  24. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    largest aperture (smallest number) you have (will help speed up your shutter to avoid blur)
     
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    Will 1.8 give you too small of a DOF to capture the whole car though? I believe my thrifty 50 f1.8 would produce a nice picture with only half the car in focus.
     

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