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22nd of February 2006 (Wed), 23:29
This is my 2nd attempt at shooting supercross. (And first ever posting of my images to ANY forum.) I think I still have a lot to learn but I am fairly pleased with my results. (Please feel free to unleash constructive critisism and tips) I shot these in Av mode. My first attempt had too much DoF, and I wanted to isolate the subject more on this attempt. On some shots I set focus on AI Servo, but found that with the subject moving toward me (quickly) I lost focus on a burst of frames, so I ended up switching to manual and focused on where I expected to shoot the rider. Seemed to work in that situation, but I bet there is a better way... open for suggestions.
23rd of February 2006 (Thu), 08:11
Can you put up the setting for each photo.. Could do with fill in flash, but i guess you cannot use that???
23rd of February 2006 (Thu), 23:40
Whattup Travis! Welcome to forum dude. I think your shots are great but they look a little dark on my monitor. Were you shooting RAW or jpg?
24th of February 2006 (Fri), 14:39
I have been traveling since posting the images so I won't have access to my setting info for a day or so.
Thanks for the welcome hooookup. I was shooting jpg. I didn't really notice the darkness before, but now that it is pointed out I see it. (This is why we seek critiques, right?) I think that my meter must have been exposing for all of the reflections coming off the seats and big banners. This is why pros shoot manual, I think. I should be braver and take that plunge. Thanks for the input!
24th of February 2006 (Fri), 15:20
What up all! I am shooting an indoor Freestyle MX show tomorrow night. Indoors of course since it is winter.
I have a Rebel(300D), 75-300 f4.5-5.6, and also can have access to a 28-70 2.8 and I have a 420 speedlite.
I want to get the camera set-up right so I have something to show for my time and tickets! Please help me get this right. Only one shot at it!
Shoot me a PM for tips just in case I don't check this forum!
Thanks you again!
By the way, My seats are 23 rows up....
28th of February 2006 (Tue), 18:22
I really like #2. I love that bike, very cool shots! Keep shooting and get more. I love to look at motocross images!
1st of March 2006 (Wed), 20:30
Thanks Josh, I have some more that I think are worthy of posting, I think I will try to massage them a bit in PS (maybe some cropping, some minor levels corrections, brighten some shadows, etc.)
1st of March 2006 (Wed), 22:01
I think you did pretty well considering the harsh sunlight. Nice pics.
1st of March 2006 (Wed), 22:10
Thanks Alan. The sunlight was pretty harsh. It really made the bright colors pop, but it did leave me with substatial shadows. I just posted a corrected image in another thread. Boy I wish I could practice a lot more on this stuff. It was a blast being there shooting from so close.
1st of March 2006 (Wed), 22:27
Can you put up the setting for each photo.. Could do with fill in flash, but i guess you cannot use that
Image 1 Shutter speed 1/3200, Aperture Priority mode, f/2.8, ISO 100, 100mm focal length
Image 2 Shutter speed 1/2000, Aperture Priority mode, f/2.8, ISO 100, 200mm focal length
2nd of March 2006 (Thu), 00:12
you could try closing down the apeture to like 4 or maybe 5.6, and you'll get a slower shutter speed, it will give some sense of motions to the wheels. 1/3200 seems to high
3rd of March 2006 (Fri), 02:34
true, 1/320 will still give you a sharp subject and a sense of motion on the wheels when you are in front of the rider. you can check my thread: motocross.
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