Autocross Pictures

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by umd81, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. umd81

    umd81 TPF Noob!

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    Went to the local Autocross yesterday...it was my first time shooting motorsports. Please let me know what you think.

    Also, what shutter speeds do you use to blur the background? I shot most of the pics at very fast speeds so a lot of them came out looking liked parked cars. I did try and do some panning and the slowest speeds i successfully used was 1/160 second. Should i use sloweer speeds?...i probably just need to work on panning.

    #1 This one is my fav because i caught it on 3 wheels
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    #2 My 2nd fav
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    #3 My attempt at panning
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    #4
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    #5
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    The rest of the better ones are up on my website at http://www.warpedthroe.com/Autocross2.html
     
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    puckhed33 TPF Noob!

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    I have yet to shoot motorsports but these look very good.#3 is a great pan shot. Maybe a slightly slowers shutter speed to increase blur.
    #1 is a great action shot. I love the front wheel in the air.
     
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    i shoot about 1/60 to 1/80 for panning shots... but i have been doing most of my motorsport shooting at limerock park in CT, so the speeds are a bit faster then that of autocross. i like the 4th one a lot... tire smoke is cool :)

    i would use a monopod also, tripod's are too rigid for quick panning i think. if you have it, use shutter priority mode and take a few practice pics before your target vehicles run to test the waters.

    also if you have it, those image stabilization cameras/lenses do wonders :)
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Methinks these are a bit too many pics for this specific Photo Critique section and all you really wanted were general comments with the odd bit of advice ... I shall move this to the General Gallery and you will get just that right there, too (as the guidelines to the Critique section say: one photo only with very specific questions). OK?

    And hey, in case we haven't met on here before: welcome to ThePhotoForum :D.
     
  6. umd81

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    Thanks for the comments and welcome.
     

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