Critical Timing

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  1. Lazy_B

    Lazy_B TPF Noob!

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    shot this last week at a radio controlled car meet recently. still a newbie

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    thanks
     
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    Interesting capture. Unfortunately, I think you were the victim of your camera's slow shutter speed. The 1/20 second exposure definitely gives you a sense of speed by blurring the cars closest to the camera, but because it's so difficult to hand-hold any camera for that long, the cars at the end of the pack aren't as sharp as they could be.

    A common technique for this type of capture is panning, that is following the action with the camera to achieve a sharp subject (in this case a car or cars) against a background of linear blue.

    Just my $00.02 worth - your milage may vary.
     
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    I was actually looking for this approach to sort of get half of them moving off and at least a couple standing still to see the difference in reaction time of various drivers etc. the one thing i didn't even check was the shutterspeed setting on the P&S i was using at the time. I was trying to pull a triple duty on the day as race marshall, driver and photographer, So was busy on the day and the panning completely escaped my thinking

    thanks for your advice though.. muchly appreciated
     

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