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      04-28-2012, 09:04 AM   #67
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Love the rolling shot..how fast were you going?

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I'd guess 60ish considering the 1/60 shutter speed.
Pcemkr was right - my wife was driving her car, I was in her back seat, and my brother was driving my BMW about 60 down the freeway.
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Man I'm still having hard time doing panning shot
For panning shot is easier when you set the camera to ai servo.
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Man I'm still having hard time doing panning shot
For a Nikon D7000, here are my tips for panning.
1. Use shutter priority (mode S on Nikon) and a speed of 1/speed of car or 1/2-3x speed. I like to see a spin to the wheels, not a total blur. I use 1/200 as a start for most or 1/640 for top fuel. Faster shutters are less blur but a higher hit rate when practicing.
2. Set it to Continuous Hi and either Single or Continuous focus. Do you want 1 good or a bunch of OK focus shots. Also set single point or full dynamic focus. Both work to pick up a single car.
3. Find a location where you can see the car a few seconds before framing into the shots. Let the camera focus to the expected distance so it doesn't have to work hard to get the shot. And then be ready to aim to the approaching car(s).
4. I use my body as a tripod and can pan easier than if a fixed tripod. I swivel my upper body to pan.
5. As the car comes into the shot location, start your pan of the car to frame it and acquire focus, and the press and hold the trigger for a burst of 3-4 shots. With practice you'll get 1 or more sharp well composed shots.
6. Start with wider angle shots to reduce chances of an out of frame shot. Zoom closer with practice.
7. The ultimate lens for this is the 70-200 f2.8. It doesn't miss a shot. Period! I can pick up multiple shots of every car in a group, re-focus to the next group, take 1000s of shots over a day, and hardly have a single shot out of focus. But the 70-300 or even an 18-200 will work OK. See http://sirsnapsalot.smugmug.com/Cars...1844&k=C3jHpRc for examples from the Petit Lemans last year. Note I did use a tripod in the dark. Browse to other galleries in "cars" to see other race events, such as One Lap of America.
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For a Nikon D7000, here are my tips for panning.
1. Use shutter priority (mode S on Nikon) and a speed of 1/speed of car or 1/2-3x speed. I like to see a spin to the wheels, not a total blur. I use 1/200 as a start for most or 1/640 for top fuel. Faster shutters are less blur but a higher hit rate when practicing.
2. Set it to Continuous Hi and either Single or Continuous focus. Do you want 1 good or a bunch of OK focus shots. Also set single point or full dynamic focus. Both work to pick up a single car.
3. Find a location where you can see the car a few seconds before framing into the shots. Let the camera focus to the expected distance so it doesn't have to work hard to get the shot. And then be ready to aim to the approaching car(s).
4. I use my body as a tripod and can pan easier than if a fixed tripod. I swivel my upper body to pan.
5. As the car comes into the shot location, start your pan of the car to frame it and acquire focus, and the press and hold the trigger for a burst of 3-4 shots. With practice you'll get 1 or more sharp well composed shots.
6. Start with wider angle shots to reduce chances of an out of frame shot. Zoom closer with practice.
7. The ultimate lens for this is the 70-200 f2.8. It doesn't miss a shot. Period! I can pick up multiple shots of every car in a group, re-focus to the next group, take 1000s of shots over a day, and hardly have a single shot out of focus. But the 70-300 or even an 18-200 will work OK. See http://sirsnapsalot.smugmug.com/Cars...1844&k=C3jHpRc for examples from the Petit Lemans last year. Note I did use a tripod in the dark. Browse to other galleries in "cars" to see other race events, such as One Lap of America.

Thanks buddy will try this..I guess it will take a couple of trial and error...
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So now I have to have a E90 and a good camera!! Shits getting out of hand lol

This is so funny because I have the same thoughts..you just want to go out there and take some photos..haahahah
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Thanks buddy will try this..I guess it will take a couple of trial and error...
It's not that difficult but best results do take practice. Try going to a road race or driving school. Lots of opportunities for practice. You should be able to get close to the action, along a straight or the exit to a big curve.
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It's not that difficult but best results do take practice. Try going to a road race or driving school. Lots of opportunities for practice. You should be able to get close to the action, along a straight or the exit to a big curve.
This is so funny!! I stood up outside our aprtment and start taking photos of passing cars...One car stop infront of me and this freaking guy shirtless and came down and said "where you taking photos of me?" i said " i was taking random shots for a camera test" and he said "thats not cool" i said its not cool unless your hiding something" lol
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Keep it coming guys!!! Anybody owns a D800?? I want to see some pics if you have it!!
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I shoot exclusively in manual mode.


Picture #1
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8
Focal Length: 20mm
Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 100

on this one I wanted the slowest shutter speed that would let me hand hold the camera and still get a crisp clear picture (to try and maximize the motion blur). 1/60 was the lowest I could go, so I adjusted the aperture accordingly.


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Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 10-20
Focal Length: 10mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100

that is the info from one of the pictures, it is actually a 3 Exposure HDR image. It is almost impossible to use natural lighting and get a good exposure on my black rims as well as the rest of the car without using multiple exposures. I pretty much always shoot 3 bracket photos. Sometimes I will use HDR, sometimes I just use one of the three shots but then I have a few different lighting variations to pick from!


Picture #3
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8
Focal Length: 21mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100

HDR again like pic #2.

more pictures at my site...
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HDR is gay and your editing sucks... so sick of looking at completely overdone HDR pics.
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Some of my photo shoots

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=384580
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=498240
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sounds like you two are jealous. I'd bet if I had not told you it was HDR you would not have been able to tell anyway.

They are certainly not overdone, just enough to bring out some of the dark areas.
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sounds like you two are jealous. I'd bet if I had not told you it was HDR you would not have been able to tell anyway.

They are certainly not overdone, just enough to bring out some of the dark areas.
Yeah... I'm real jealous. The shots were taken in direct sunlight. You should have had no problem exposing them.
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Yeah... I'm real jealous. The shots were taken in direct sunlight. You should have had no problem exposing them.
... not possible to correctly expose the sky, bright areas of the car, and dark areas of the car with natural lighting in one shot. Maybe most of the car would look alright, but the sky would be completely washed out.
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My recent favourite photo I took a few days ago.

Camera: Canon 5dMarkII
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Aperture: 2.0
Shutter Speed: 1/125
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white balance: custom
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One hour before sunset, and shooting directly at the sun to create the soft tone, and lens flare.

Anyone here uses flickr here?
Love this shot-has that "Ready to drive, just you and the Tarmac" vibe!!
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I didn't take this shot of my 335is on track but setup the camera for a friend.
Nikon D300S - 70-200 f2.8 VR-I lens, Shutter priority, 1/250 sec, f10.
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Nice!!!! 1:00am seems pretty bright out there...


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I didn't take this shot of my 335is on track but setup the camera for a friend.
Nikon D300S - 70-200 f2.8 VR-I lens, Shutter priority, 1/250 sec, f10.

Man i still cant figure out how to do this panning shot...
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my Mfest withdrawls just kicked in again lol
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niCE SHOT!!! MORE PICS!!!
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