bartc wrote in post #18265327
What are u guys typically doing for shutter speed.. I know lighting conditions dictate this bust just curious to know... wondering if doing longer then 2-3 would be better or not
Personally, I use the following method.
2-3 seconds for wheels/tires/car/road. This is because you're more likely to have a sharp car, and detail in those areas coveys motion best. You WANT to see the tines of the wheel, you don't want it to appear like smoke. Same with the ground. Look at the pic I posted above. Look at the sharpness of the car, the detail in the ground, wheels, tires, it all conveys motion.
4-10 seconds for background. Backgrounds are just the opposite, you need to have a longer shutter speed to streak it more, and make it as soft as possible against the sharp ground/car/wheels. Sometimes you can get away with a sharper background, like again in my shot above, but the background needs to be even to make it work. If you're rigging in front of 2 trees it's going to look pretty terrible with 2 jagged trees.
This is just a framework, as you said it depends on the light, so that could be 4-6 seconds for the car/wheels/road, and 8-20 seconds for the background.