A&P car motion pics

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  1. aZnRYcEbOi

    aZnRYcEbOi New Member

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    Hey,

    Anyone know how to take car motion pics like these? They look so cool! I'm still learning how to use the DSLR (KM D7D) so I have no idea how to attempt pics like this.

    http://home.iprimus.com.au/easton/motion/motion16.jpg
    http://home.iprimus.com.au/easton/motion/motion30.jpg
    http://home.iprimus.com.au/easton/motion/motion40.jpg
    http://home.iprimus.com.au/easton/motion/motion42.jpg
    http://home.iprimus.com.au/easton/motion/motion32.jpg

    more here:
    http://www.eastonchang.com/motion.html

    Thanks for any tips.
     
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    aZnRYcEbOi New Member

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    not all of the above shots are done with a rig. Depending on the placement of the rig you may not need photoshop to get rid of the rig. However, if you want the entire car in focus you'll have to use some sort of photo editor. There are some examples out there of various rigs but you'd be hard pressed to get examples from most photographers because the ones that have the system down good often get money out of their shots and don't want to reveal their setup.

    I've had success with a 1x3" board thats about 7' long, zip ties, and a couple of automotive body dent pullers (nice suction cups that can be bought at most auto stores for less than $5 each). Some will use tripod's attached to the suction cups and others will design their own setup. Ideally you'd like to be as far away from the camera while still having the rig be stable enough so that the car stays in focus while in motion.
     
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    You can also create a similar look entirely in photoshop by simply blurring the background and creating streaking. Do the same to the wheels. It's time consuming but it can be done.
     
  5. dmora

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    id like to get into this technique more as well. Ive been told a lot of those shots are snapped at like 3-5mph in the car. Nothing dramatic at all.
     
  6. MelloBoy

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    there was a site that described the process, i forgot the name of it
    it was a digital photography contest site where they have weekly, daily, hourly contests..

    as i recall it required alot of duct tape lol
     
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    http://www.dpchallenge.com/how.php?HOW_ID=33

    Screw duct tape though, just use zip ties and the suction cups and you'll be fine.
     
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