Trails - Mountain Biking

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  1. Goldeeno

    Goldeeno TPF Noob!

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    Well i love bmx and mountain biking, and now ive got the better camera ive had a go at shooting the sport i love.

    The light was a bit bad we got here about 4pm and it was a little muggy/humid, i think a tripod with flash would be needed. But i thing i have found is with my photos on some of them i missed the focus point.

    Any surgestions on how to improve.

    I was shooting Tv mode ranging from 30-125.

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    well to stop action perfectly you would need a shutter of around 1000 depending on how fast they are going but you could go as low as 500. The shutter you had was a bit slow for that action thats why a lot of stuff was blurry and out of focus. I would try getting a flash or shooting with more light (you also could bump up your iso)
     
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    Yeah, i tried to go fast shutter and anything above 150 was black. I did also have a go with the iso on 100, 200 and 400, but the pictures didnt change that much, was i doing something wrong. By more lighting do you mean flood light/ spot light? So getting a flash for the camera instead of using the built in would be better?
     
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    the trees in the background are kind of distracting..

    If you havent, turn your camera on manual mode, and up the aperture, so it will in turn give you shorter depth of field, and faster shutter speeds. Turn up your ISO too..

    another technique:
    a technique to blur the trees and have the subject in motion is panning. You turn your shutter speed to 1/30 or 1/15, and when your press the press the button, move with the motion of the bike rider. It takes a little practice, but youll see that it'll show the motion of the subject, but hell be in focus.
     
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    BEing a total noob, ive just had a go outside with the advice, man shooting M makes alot of difference. I see what you mean i cranked the aperture down, and it was shooting cars at 350/400 and stopping the wheels dead.

    Then i came inside, and was black, so uped the iso to 400, and they were alot better and then reduced the shutter a bit. Perfect :), to my standards :D.

    Thanks for the help guys, never shot M mode, i might be doing it a little more. I really should learn to read manuals more!

    Hopefully hitting the skatepark today..
     
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    Well not long been back, and thanks to the advice im very pleased with the outcome. Also put a couple in B+W, which i think looks the don. The light was a lot better today which helped, but being really sunny and warm i got some photos all wrong and they were white, all part of the learning curve.
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