First try at long shutter speeds. C&C greatly appreciated

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  1. floppydisque

    floppydisque TPF Noob!

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    These are pictures inside my IS300 at 30 sec. exposures. Please let me know on what I can improve on, thanks.
     
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    prodigy2k7 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Very creative...COOL~!
     
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    yeah that's a pretty cool idea, and they came out good. what i would personally try is use flash to freeze the interior of the car and then let the outside get blurred by the long shutter
     
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    Your hands would still move during the exposure. One thing to try, though, would be to take a single picture of the interior, and then take the long exposure and put the two together in order have to stationary hands.
     
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    not necessarily, i've taken many long exposures which have no ghosting of my body/ hands where i have used flash to freeze myself then draw something with a light which involves quite a bit of moving.

    there was not much ambient light to speak of though, and my shutter speed was only 8 seconds long, if that has any relevance.


    edit: also, assuming the inside of the car is dark which i'm sure it is is considering it's night time, you shouldn't really see any hand movement since there is no direct ambient light on the hand to separate it
     
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    nice car, is300???
     
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    thanks for the comments!

    goodoneian, brutus: I was wondering if there was a way to keep my hands steady haha. I will definitely use a flash, or take 2 exposures next time. Would I just bounce the flash off the ceiling of my car?

    zandman: It's a 2001 Lexus IS300. It's the older model of the new IS250/IS350
     
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    knew it. always liked that car, but it's expensive, 6cyl and rear wheel(which is great) but not on winters.
     
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    assuming you have an external flash, yeah, just bounce it off the ceiling and adjust its output until the interior is exposed correctly, or to what you want it to look like
     
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    that's neat... I particularly love all the extra colors in #2 and how it shows up in the mirror as well. Neat idea. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Were you using a window mount or hand holding?
     
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    Anyone wanna tell me how he took this shot???
    T.T
    I'm pretty new to photogrpahy and this seems like a cool technique..
    Thanks!
     

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