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Jan 04, 2012 01:06 |  #1

It was really difficult, i took many pictures but couldn't get a result like i dreamed of...

Anyway, there was another difficulty for me. People were looking at me when i was chasing their car with my camera and didn't seem to like it. I must find a place to hide and take the shots without bothering the drivers :)

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Jan 04, 2012 01:15 |  #2

Try starting at 1/60 to get the motion and the framing down.....then gradually lower your shutter speed until you get the desired effect. Don't stop the camera the second you press the shutter button....continue to follow the car as if you were going to take a second shot until you hear the shutter close.


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Jan 04, 2012 01:15 |  #3

I've been trying panning shots for a while now. Still haven't gotten one that I liked. Sorry I can't give any advice. I'm pretty sure someone will chime in soon though.


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Jan 04, 2012 01:17 |  #4

Woolburr wrote in post #13643566 (external link)
Try starting at 1/60 to get the motion and the framing down.....then gradually lower your shutter speed until you get the desired effect.

is there a certain guide to follow? Something like shutter speed to mph? like,30 mph = 1/50? Idk,Im just shooting out stuff.


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Jan 04, 2012 01:21 |  #5

For a first effort, that's not really that bad.
I'm not saying it's great shot, because it's not, but it's a reasonable result for a first crack with such a slow shutter speed.
Rather than trying to start with such a slow shutter speed, start with something like 1/200th sec and work your way down.
Panning is a bit of an art form at times and it can take a while to get your technique right.
Even the photographers with lots of panning experience can have a bad day.
I have more than my fair share of them. Some days I couldn't pan to save my life.

If you haven't already, have a look through this thread https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=325181
You'll probably find some use tips and info.

Also, remember the parralax effect.
Depending on where the car is to you and how it moves through the frame, you may not be able to get the whole car sharp.
It's the laws of physics at work and you cant do anything about it unless you are perfectly parralell to what you are panning.
Different parts of the car move at a different rate to the sensor (film) plane.
This thread give a very good (probably the best and simplest) explanation I've ever seen.
Theres even diagrams which shows what occurs.
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=487139


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Jan 04, 2012 01:24 |  #6

Generally, your limiting factor is going to be how steady you can track the camera. You also have to deal with the light. A bright sunny day....going to be hard to get super slow shots without resorting to a ND filter or a polarizer to allow you show down your shutter. Some lenses only stop down to f/22....that will limit how low your shutter can go.


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Jan 04, 2012 07:57 |  #7

I'll check the links and try with your suggested settings.

I was stubborn about not buying a filter. But it seems like a polarized filter is highly recommended. I'll investigate more and consider getting one for my 15-85 as it's most times on my camera.(I checked the forum before, a multicoated B+W will do the job i guess...)

Thanks for your helps...


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Jan 04, 2012 08:41 |  #8

whoty wrote in post #13643575 (external link)
is there a certain guide to follow? Something like shutter speed to mph? like,30 mph = 1/50? Idk,Im just shooting out stuff.

yes there is first you need to stand firmly holding your speed meter in front of the car to determine the velocity of course the car is going to slow down thinking you are a police so you will need to take a second reading of its velocity :) once you have it take out you calculator and do some math then get you camera and and start taking pictures :lol:
it is joke please dont get mad :)




  
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Jan 04, 2012 09:13 |  #9

not to bad for a first try


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Jan 04, 2012 12:58 |  #10

I have only tried 1 panning shot myself (about 3 yrs ago of someone riding a bike), and I can't tell what the OP used but I wanted to add this anyway (future reference of someone maybe??) ...

While it seems logical, initially I did not think about it since I usually shoot relatively still objects, but you want to use AI Servo AF, rather than One Shot AF, so that the focus mechanism tracks with the movement of the object (vehicle). My first few shots were OOF until I realized I was using One Shot AF and made the change.


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Jan 04, 2012 13:19 |  #11

I'm just coming from outside. I gave another try. When i was trying to find another setting i remember that i haven't switched the focus mode to AI SERVO AF while shooting. Coming back and seeing your post was very interesting drvnbysound lol

I tried to hide myself behind some bushes :P I narrowed the field, there was about 30 feet of road to track and i was about 15-20 feet from that road. Result? I couldn't get a nice shot. But i have an excuse: weather was cold :P


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Jan 04, 2012 13:22 |  #12

frankxsi wrote in post #13644548 (external link)
yes there is first you need to stand firmly holding your speed meter in front of the car to determine the velocity of course the car is going to slow down thinking you are a police so you will need to take a second reading of its velocity :) once you have it take out you calculator and do some math then get you camera and and start taking pictures :lol:
it is joke please dont get mad :)

So,I can order speed meters from amazon or somewhere online right? or do I need to have a special permit to buy it? I've been out of school for a while,so i guess i need to brush up on my math. Thanks for the tips. hahahahahaha


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Jan 04, 2012 13:27 |  #13

Robinson Crusoe wrote in post #13645937 (external link)
I'm just coming from outside. I gave another try. When i was trying to find another setting i remember that i haven't switched the focus mode to AI SERVO AF while shooting. Coming back and seeing your post was very interesting drvnbysound lol

I tried to hide myself behind some bushes :P I narrowed the field, there was about 30 feet of road to track and i was about 15-20 feet from that road. Result? I couldn't get a nice shot. But i have an excuse: weather was cold :P

Why are you hiding in the bushes? Taking photos of cars on the street isn't illegal, but hiding in the weeds with a camera is apt to get you reported as being "suspicious".


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Jan 04, 2012 13:43 |  #14

Lets say i was near the bushes, and what i was doing was obvious. I wasn't camouflaging(i don't know if this word exists in English :)) myself with bushes. It was only hard to see me for drivers...


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