Hey fellow POTNers, I'm going to be heading to Road Atlanta tomorrow to shoot my friend in the WERA motorcycle race. On the off chance that any POTNers are going to be there also, I thought it might be cool to meet up.
My question, as this is my first time shooting Motorsports in particular (lots of experience with most other things) I'm wondering if and when the use of a monopod or tripod is appropriate.
I've played around with panning shots on cars around my neighborhood within the 50-80mm focal range, but never with the 135mm f2 I'll be using tomorrow.
Would it be good to use a monopod and a ball head with the tension loosened on the head to reduce camera shake for panning shots?
Also, with 135 on crop or full frame (i'll be bringing both) what shutter-speed should I be looking for to induce a nice blurring of everything but my subjects? Should I use 1/FL rule to start and move down from there?
Here's an example of a panning shot I grabbed just walking down the street, so i feel like I understand the basics, but haven't experimented with any of the longer glass before.