A&P Photos from local stunt show.

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  1. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    So I've been looking for exciting things to shoot ever since I got my 70-200 f4 L (non IS) and a local motorcycle shop has a "Two Wheel Tuesday" get together and I stopped by and took some shots.

    The exif should be intact, but if not, they were taken at ISO 800, and ran through lightroom to adjust the color balance a little bit, and then through photoshop using Noise Ninja to reduce the noise.

    Let me know what you think, or areas I can improve on! Thanks!

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    yep..them be photos of motercicles...

    compositions (/w cropping) looks to be alright, I couldn't view the EXIF data so I don't know what Fstop you were at, but it looks like you could use a little more DOF in some of those pics.
     
  3. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Oh shoot, I forgot to mention that. I shot them Av @ 4.0 to try and keep my shutter speed up as high as I could due to the lack of IS. I don't really know if I'm going about that the right way, but that's why I posted here.

    Question then, how high should I try to keep my shutter speed when doing things like this (handheld). I always assumed more was better and that the somewhat softness (or is it OOF) was caused by camera movement, but could it be the DOF is too shallow? I'm going to be shooting the same thing Saturday so can try some new things.

    The shutter speed was usually between 1/1250 and 1/2000th, come to think of it, I don't really need that high of a shutter speed do I?

    EDIT: Oh, and on #6 and #7 where the wheel is cut off, that was because he came so close that the 70mm was really too tight, but I thought the facial expression made the shot, and overlooked the wheel being cut off because of it.
     
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    im curious why you were shooting at iso800 in broad daylight??
     
  5. MSIGuy

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    Because the sun was going down and I wanted to keep my shutter speed up. I don't know if I need to keep it up quite that high though now.
     
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    Pretty boring... :sad2:
     
  7. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Well, it wasn't as much as of a show, as a few guys just screwing around.

    Any suggestions on making them more exciting?
     
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    It shows. :hs:

    Seems like there isn't that much talent there. Try panning and showing motion in what they're doing. Try different angles and show the viewer what's really going on.
     
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    That guys left foot is on the ground in nearly all the shots :rofl:
     
  10. MSIGuy

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    And how would I do that? I mean, technique wise.
     
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    Set it to around 250th or so and adjust the aperture to the right exposure.

    Make sure to keep the focus in AI servo and move the camera with the rider while keeping the focus on him.

    Like this. I shot this last weekend at the vegas supercross. Different environment, but the same concept.

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    probably could have done with just one or two of the first guy
     
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    It's mostly because they are all nearly the same. The only one that is in a different position at all is the last one. Any other angles?
     
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    You're doing it all wrong comes to mind. :rofl:
     
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    should be called "one wheel tuesday"
     
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    they look retarded, not the photos, but what the guy is doing, looks absolutely retarded
     
  18. MSIGuy

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    Okay, well, I never said the kid was a pro, but he's a cool kid, and he's trying to hook me up with a media pass for when Jason Brigman (sp?) from Speed TV's Superbikes comes up, so the kid's cool with me.

    Besides, it beats shooting fucking ducks. I realize I have alot to learn about taking pictures, but Jesus... lol I'm trying and practicing!
     
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    Here's another one I found looking through my hard drive. Is this one any better?

    Oh, and I can't figure out what the deal is, but my color temp and highlights seem to get changed in the transition from working on it in CS3 and a straight jpg.
     

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