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Old 10-25-06, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default my last autocross

Wasn't a good day for the is350 since the track was really dusty and it felt like I was rallying instead of racing.

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Old 10-25-06, 07:11 PM   #2
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Awesome pictures man, great job
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Excellent pictures. Love the first one most.
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They look great

What kind of lens & body were you using?

I'm trying to figure out how to lower the shutter speed & f-stop whilst blurring the background... Can't quite peg the shutter speed -- I'm either freezing the whole shebang, or I'm blurring the snot out of everything.

I'm really liking DSC_0427.jpg (aka pic numero 6) for that very reason... got a wee bit of the blur business & a sharp focused car.

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i am using a nikon d50. the pictures were taken with the 18-200mm vr and my 300mm f/2.8. I've had this camera for about 6 months so I am still learning. I had an easier time taking those kinds of shots with my VR lens over the 300mm at slower shutter speeds lens so that has something to do with it. I also follow the object all the way through while the shutter is open. i kind of figured that out after throwing out a bunch of pictures. I am not a pro, but I am getting there.

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I'm trying to figure out how to lower the shutter speed & f-stop whilst blurring the background... Can't quite peg the shutter speed -- I'm either freezing the whole shebang, or I'm blurring the snot out of everything.
The wider open the shutter (lower f stop [aperture] value) the less time the shutter has to remain open to get the right amount of light and the less chance of camera shake causing a problem. Plus a wider open shutter has LESS depth of field, giving more softness to things not in direct focus.

So if you want to use a depth of field softness, you might try setting the aperture value to a low number and letting the camera set the shutter speed (aperture priority mode).

Now if you want to 'track' the subject to get a real MOTION BLUR behind it, then you'll need a bit longer shutter time so you might try setting the shutter speed to what you want (maybe 1/4 second?) and let the camera set the aperture accordingly (shutter priority mode).

I hope that makes sense! There's an inverse relationship between shutter speed and shutter aperture (how wide open).
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Great shots of some hot cars. I liked the vivid color of each picture, now I must get a DSLR haha.

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Thanks for the input guys. I've been playing with aperatures, film speeds & shutter speeds, but I haven't found shutter or apature priority modes on my 400D yet.

I'll try some of those settings out this weekend on Mulholland... it's mostly motos though, we'll see


Mr. Haison: these other two are great as well!

A bit of blurring, but am I right to say it's mostly soft-focused background?
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This shot is a great way to "freeze" a car -- the suspension load is incredable!
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Thanks for the input guys. I've been playing with aperatures, film speeds & shutter speeds, but I haven't found shutter or apature priority modes on my 400D yet.

I'll try some of those settings out this weekend on Mulholland... it's mostly motos though, we'll see


Mr. Haison: these other two are great as well!

A bit of blurring, but am I right to say it's mostly soft-focused background?
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This shot is a great way to "freeze" a car -- the suspension load is incredable!
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what you really need is to set up your tripod, and then track the car as it comes across your field of view. it's helpful if you take multiple shots as you follow the car. hopefully one of them captures the car cleanly. the background will be blurred for sure.
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here's an article i read regarding panning technique.

http://www.ephotozine.com/techniques....cfm?recid=221
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