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Proper Settings from a Moving Car

 
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Aug 31, 2014 13:21 |  #1

Canon 60D is my gear.

I'll be driving down Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur. My daughter will be driving and I'll be in the passenger seat with my 60D. What would you recommend the best setting to be in order to have the best shot at decent pictures while taking those pictures as the car is moving. (TV?) The weather, btw, will be sunny and bright. Any settings tip appreciated. Thank You.


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Aug 31, 2014 13:47 |  #2

It depends on what look you want. Motion blur? No blur? With sunny and bright light, you have many options.



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Aug 31, 2014 13:56 as a reply to  @ losangelino's post |  #3

I had in mind "no blur".


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Aug 31, 2014 14:29 as a reply to  @ losangelino's post |  #4

You will definitely need a shutter speed above 1/80. Maybe 1/125.

Your other issue will be your aperture. Since the scenery will be moving as well, and moving closer and further away, what you want in focus might not necessarily be in focus in less you really step down which will in turn need a slower shutter speed.


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Aug 31, 2014 22:05 |  #5

Landscape shots will be in focus but motion blur will increase as the subject moves closer to the automobile.




  
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Aug 31, 2014 23:12 as a reply to  @ skilsaw's post |  #6

There are no "proper settings" for shots from a moving car. You can certainly take pictures from your moving vehicle if you wish, but if you want clear, sharp, crisp images of what you see, you will have to stop and get out.

Most photographers are concerned about camera movement when shooting hand held. Shooting from a fast moving platform that also bounces and vibrates is not a good way to get sharp photos. Get your shutter speed as fast as possible with the light you have, and hope for the best.




  
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Sep 01, 2014 00:40 as a reply to  @ rral22's post |  #7

Just remember to keep your neck strap around your neck! A 60D dropped out of a car window at speed will not survive. And neither will the lens attached to it! Guaranteed!

And no, your warranty will not cover repairs.




  
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