A&P Going to be taking "rolling" shots tomorrow, need advice

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  1. 3x

    3x New Member

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    All work I've done so far was still life or not much motion at all. Tomorrow a friend is taking me up with him to the mountains in his RX-7 and he wants some shots done. He'll be going pretty fast so what should I do? Any advice would be okay. This will be during the daytime, about 5 o clock PM. Should I try low angles, what would be the fastest way to focus, things like that.

    A side problem - I don't know whats wrong the camera I'm using now but the darks are incredibly grainy. It's like I'm using a 100 dollars P&S on the highest ISO setting when shooting past sundown. I've been able to pull a couple shots off with enough lighting. Also, the shutter won't go any faster than 1/1250 about. Humidity might have gotten to it. The ISO is set at 200, I try to keep my f-stop close to wide open unless I'm aiming for a long exposure. It's weird.
     
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    btw, these will be taken from the side of a road. i was thinking of a tripod panning, i'm also going to try low angles. whats the trick to getting the sky to actually stay blue?
     
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    Start at 1/125 and go slower as you get a handle of it.

    You cant really keep the sky blue with those sort of exposure times in daylight unless you have a ND or CPL filter.

    Dont bother with the tripod.

    Tuck your elbows into your chest, rotate with the car coming and continue panning when it has past in one smooth action.

    Keep it slow enough and the sensation of speed can be vast.

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    1/80 @ F10
    30D - 70-200F4L @ 200mm
     
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    you can always attach the camera to the car (magic arm rig will probably cost you under 200 if you get a clamp and suction cups). get your friend to drive like 10 MPH, and take like a half second exposure. :dunno:

    he doesnt have to be going fast to get the illusion of him going fast
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    Thats a panning shot not a rolling shot why cant you be in a car next to him?


    rolling shots I'll do anything from 1/125- 1/20
     
  6. peoplescar

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    rolling shots are a lot of fun. using speed priority mode helps a lot so you don't need to keep changing your AP for different speed settings. makes taking the shots more convenient.

    couple of mine

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    1/40 (these are panning shots)

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    good luck!!!
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Here's my ghetto version of that ie monopod + remote release cable held out the window. A little shaky but thats what you get for doing it at night without a fixed attachment point.

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    A468BU da dee dum OT Supporter

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    Flip how did you get those low angles? Were these with a rig?
     
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    could do a wide shot and crop :dunno:
     
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    Open door, hang camera near road, point camera, hope for the best.
     
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    I tried it out today and didn't do so well...plus I think the camera isn't just what it used to be anymore. It's my friend's, a D100. All pictures have grain like crazy. I'll have to practice this outside once I get my new rig. Also, the colors look so washed out. How do you guys get your shots to look so vivid?

    example of the picture quality from today:

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    Edit: what kind of glass do you guys suggest with panning/motion shots?
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    a good wide angle, and being in the car next to it.
     
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    looking through pics, i noticed this one actually turned out alright. just some random car that was passing by while i was waiting for my friend.

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    lol, practice more.
     
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    one of my rolling shots.
     
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    first try at it, i thought i did decent :o
     
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    1/60s f/22.0 ISO1100 28mm (35mm eq:42mm)

    Learn what you're doing first. Don't blame the camera.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    This works much better when the car is shut off and pushed for a couple seconds to 15+. Having the car on will cause too much camera shake with the motor on, especially with any high-performance vehicle due to solid motor mounts, unmuffled exhaust, steeper cam angles, etc. (obviously no cam problem with a rotary :cool: ).

    Have your friend slow down. How fast the car looks in the picture is up to how you handle the camera; the faster the driver goes the less likely you are to have a good looking picture in the end. Most rolling shots are rarely shot at above 30mph unless you have a gyro, IS lens, incredibly smooth surface such as a well maintained track or brand new highway, or nerves of steel and luck of the Irish.

    Fix your ISO, D100's shoot terribly at high speed. Also, follow through on your pan, put it in burst/high speed mode and active focus and just spray (hold down the shutter button) as you follow the car, continue to follow it even after you have captured the car at its ideal passing location. Panning is like golf swing; not following through on your panning motion will not yield consistently focused pictures.
     
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    Drop the ISO to 200 or 100 and :eek3: zomg the F stop is right around where i want it and zomg, the tires blurr cause my shutters slow :eek3:



    the last few shitty ones I've taken. Same concept rly as far as camera settings go...

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    This kinda proves the point about follow through. Dont start panning with the object then stop as soon as your shutter is going. Start before, shoot and keep going after. Just helps the hands/arms/body keep it fluid

    not the best shots ever but shows the point...

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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    those still are not rolling shots bbq
     
  25. peoplescar

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    no i set the camera on what settings i want and then lean out the window with my hands extended downward about 8 inches off the ground. the looks i get are great. lady was honking at me yesterday when i was taking some rolling shots and i held my hands up like WTF? and she got really mad. i just laughed...
     

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