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Sep 06, 2006 22:38 |  #1

Hi all,
I am very much a newbie, especially to shooting anything motorsport related. Last weekend I attempted some pictures of my husband and friends on their motorcycles. This is the very first time I have tried anything like this. They were very excited about the pictures, but I'm not. This coming weekend I have been volunteered to shoot a bunch of guys from a sportbike club and I'd like to be able to get them some decent pictures. I'll be shoooting mid-day- around 1:00, which I know is not ideal lighting. The road I'll be set up on is wooded, so I know there's going to be issues with shadows as well. Plus the fact that they are going to be going pretty fast. I don't even want to think about attempting panning at this point in my career:o .

Here are a few of the shots I did last weekend. I have not done much post processing to them(mostly cropping and a bit of brightness/contrast - and i didn't do it well). I was taking these pics about noon, so there was the harsh light issue. Also, I know they aren't clear. Can anyone offer a bit of advice on how I can improve next time (or, If I'm a lost cause, feel free to tell me that too). Thank you very much.
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Sep 07, 2006 00:56 |  #2

my i suggest a shallower b/g or motion blurred next time... but a good first attempt. esp #2


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Sep 07, 2006 06:35 |  #3

Sports Shooting Tutorials and Advice
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=135417

KennyG - Best use of location and AF points for motorsport
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=135409
Kenny on shutter speed:
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https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=95303
Why do you guys use manual? AV makes more sense.
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Sep 07, 2006 09:58 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #4

Thank you both very much!!

PhotosGuy, I really appreciate the links! :)


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