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K ­ Soze
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Sep 04, 2017 15:57 as a reply to post 18444468 |  #7786

Think of panning shots as "infinite amount of chimps typing, infinite amount of time" It is not what you throw away, it is what you keep. Shoot like you have an hour to live. Get one or two good ones. Keep trying it and the keeper rate will improve. Move around the track find your sweet spot.


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Sep 04, 2017 16:01 |  #7787

K Soze wrote in post #18444477 (external link)
"infinite amount of chimps typing, infinite amount of time"

I couldn't even pretend to understand the meaning of that.


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Sep 04, 2017 16:42 as a reply to john crossley's post |  #7788

Sorry. I thought it was a universal understanding, I guess not.

https://en.wikipedia.o​rg/wiki/Infinite_monke​y_theorem (external link)


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Sep 04, 2017 16:44 |  #7789

And back to the spirit of the tread...........

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Sep 04, 2017 16:53 |  #7790

A couple from a Regional race weekend.

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Sep 05, 2017 08:27 |  #7791

So this one came out pretty sharp but didn't have as much motion blur that I wanted so I added a mask. Anyone else touch up their pans or is everything straight out of the camera? Usually my stuff is straight out of the camera but the extra blur definitely had a cool effect on this one.

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Sep 05, 2017 08:39 |  #7792

I don't add any motion blur to any of my pans. It is usually very obvious when its been added.

For that spot, the cars are not moving as fast, and you are at 200mm...really slow pans need more speed to track, and the cars being a little closer to you helps too.

Its almost time for Petit LeMans again...can't wait...gonna get some practice with new gear next weekend...but for now, one of the GTD Championship Winning Ferrari 488GT3 from last year.

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/M9as​k3] (external link)ScuderiaCorsa-Ferrari488GT3-63-08 (external link) by Travis Rhoads (external link), on Flickr

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Sep 05, 2017 09:01 |  #7793

TRhoads wrote in post #18444948 (external link)
I don't add any motion blur to any of my pans. It is usually very obvious when its been added.

For that spot, the cars are not moving as fast, and you are at 200mm...really slow pans need more speed to track, and the cars being a little closer to you helps too.

Its almost time for Petit LeMans again...can't wait...gonna get some practice with new gear next weekend...but for now, one of the GTD Championship Winning Ferrari 488GT3 from last year.

Yeah I figured no one did but I do like how that turned out. I loved Petit last year but I don't think I'll make it this year unless I just go for a practice, Maybe night practice I can make it up there. What new gear ya get!?




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Sep 05, 2017 09:16 |  #7794

TRhoads wrote in post #18444948 (external link)
I don't add any motion blur to any of my pans. It is usually very obvious when its been added.

For that spot, the cars are not moving as fast, and you are at 200mm...really slow pans need more speed to track, and the cars being a little closer to you helps too.

Its almost time for Petit LeMans again...can't wait...gonna get some practice with new gear next weekend...but for now, one of the GTD Championship Winning Ferrari 488GT3 from last year.

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/M9as​k3] (external link)ScuderiaCorsa-Ferrari488GT3-63-08 (external link) by Travis Rhoads (external link), on Flickr

1/25? Crazy! I can't do much below 1/80, with the slower stuff. For top fuel I really can't go below 1/200 and have a chance. Maybe next year I'll just try it slow and hope I don't throw away 100% of my shots! 1/40 for slower cars and 1/100 for TF. I'll just plan to have zero keepers! But I might get lucky. It's hard to turn fast enough with something going 300mph+ past you, Much less keep the thing in the frame!

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/YdZQ​7Z] (external link)Stand on it (external link) by Matt Johnson (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/XaDT​ih] (external link)Brittany Force (external link) by Matt Johnson (external link), on Flickr

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Not screaming, terrified, like his passengers.

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Sep 05, 2017 09:16 |  #7795

Mstephens13 wrote in post #18444972 (external link)
Yeah I figured no one did but I do like how that turned out. I loved Petit last year but I don't think I'll make it this year unless I just go for a practice, Maybe night practice I can make it up there. What new gear ya get!?

Petit is a tradition for me...I love it.

New gear, Sony a9...the combination of IBIS, and 20 fps with no blackout is going to be insane at the track...


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Sep 05, 2017 09:36 |  #7796

Cormac wrote in post #18444987 (external link)
1/25? Crazy! I can't do much below 1/80, with the slower stuff. For top fuel I really can't go below 1/200 and have a chance. Maybe next year I'll just try it slow and hope I don't throw away 100% of my shots! 1/40 for slower cars and 1/100 for TF. I'll just plan to have zero keepers! But I might get lucky. It's hard to turn fast enough with something going 300mph+ past you, Much less keep the thing in the frame!

A lot of factors to consider...TF and drag cars are a LOT faster. So the distance you cover in the exposure will be very different panning at 1/100 vs the 1/25. Distance to the subject makes a big difference too...the closer you are, the more motion shows up in the image at a faster shutter speed. That 1/25 shot I can get away with, further from the car, shooting at 70mm for a wide view, the car is doing close to 100MPH there, maybe a touch more. And...I am willing to throw away 50 in attempt to get that one...

Same shutter speed, but much closer to the cars...so more motion in the bg...

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/gQxq​uB] (external link)16thAnnualPetitLeMans_​RisiCompetizione-62_1 (external link) by Travis Rhoads (external link), on Flickr

Another at 1/30...the cars are are full tilt coming down this hill...so more motion as I pan with them...

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/yuiM​xt] (external link)2015-PetitLeMansPorsche17_0​5 (external link) by Travis Rhoads (external link), on Flickr

yeah, I love pans...slow pans...the a9 is gonna be killer...the af is so accurate and fast in what little testing I have done so far...

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Sep 05, 2017 09:42 |  #7797

I could have zoomed in a bit closer on the TF and FC cars, but man it's hard to keep up with them. Only my second year trying at NHRA events. Maybe I'll hit up my local drag strip for some practice panning. I could use it! Another problem I have is if every decal isn't clean, I'm not happy. I realize I may need to slacken my pickyness a touch in that regard as long as most of the car is in focus.


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Sep 05, 2017 09:44 |  #7798

TRhoads wrote in post #18444999 (external link)
Cormac wrote in post #18444987 (external link)
1/25? Crazy! I can't do much below 1/80, with the slower stuff. For top fuel I really can't go below 1/200 and have a chance. Maybe next year I'll just try it slow and hope I don't throw away 100% of my shots! 1/40 for slower cars and 1/100 for TF. I'll just plan to have zero keepers! But I might get lucky. It's hard to turn fast enough with something going 300mph+ past you, Much less keep the thing in the frame!

A lot of factors to consider...TF and drag cars are a LOT faster. So the distance you cover in the exposure will be very different panning at 1/100 vs the 1/25. Distance to the subject makes a big difference too...the closer you are, the more motion shows up in the image at a faster shutter speed. That 1/25 shot I can get away with, further from the car, shooting at 70mm for a wide view, the car is doing close to 100MPH there, maybe a touch more. And...I am willing to throw away 50 in attempt to get that one...

yeah, I love pans...slow pans...the a9 is gonna be killer...the af is so accurate and fast in what little testing I have done so far...

Yes pans are my absolute favorite as well, and to keep adding subject here's a few I like that I didn't edit motion on. Love your pans TRhoads, I clicked on your flickr to view more but do you have a specific area you have just your pans?

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Sep 05, 2017 09:57 |  #7799

Cormac wrote in post #18445009 (external link)
I could have zoomed in a bit closer on the TF and FC cars, but man it's hard to keep up with them. Only my second year trying at NHRA events. Maybe I'll hit up my local drag strip for some practice panning. I could use it! Another problem I have is if every decal isn't clean, I'm not happy. I realize I may need to slacken my pickyness a touch in that regard as long as most of the car is in focus.

having all of the decals and logos clean and sharp...is not good for pans. When I am working with a client that needs that kind of clarity, slow pans are not the way to go. I like the slow pan to show the speed, chaos and dynamics of racing. Straight on side shots can get more of it in focus, but its hard with really slow pans.

Mstephens13 wrote in post #18445014 (external link)
Yes pans are my absolute favorite as well, and to keep adding subject here's a few I like that I didn't edit motion on. Love your pans TRhoads, I clicked on your flickr to view more but do you have a specific area you have just your pans?

I don't have my panning work setup in an album, I do have all my motorsports events grouped in albums, and then grouped into a collection.
https://www.flickr.com ...ctions/721576327642​03540/ (external link)

It is not even all on Flickr...most of it isn't even on my website anymore, all the client galleries from events I used to shoot...


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Sep 05, 2017 10:24 |  #7800

So my thinking has been off. Like i said, next year ill cut my shutter in half from what i used this year.


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