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My First Track Day Shoot.

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Dec 28, 2012 20:20 |  #31

I always find it very hard to critique someones first attempt because bikes are very challenging to shoot, way more difficult to get right than cars.

I'm not going to cover the slower shutter speed, that is important but there are other points that could have made a bigger difference. When your shooting front on you can get away with 1000th of a second shutter speed and still produce great images.

The number one thing that strikes me about these images is the lighting and the position of the sun. Thinking about the lighting is absolutely critical, never just commit to shooting a corner, make sure the light is in the position that makes the bike look best. Remember that when it is leaned over the bike creates a big shadow.

Two other things to think about are angle and peak of the action. The other thing when you are shooting head on, you have to get your aperture opened up, you have to get some background blur and separation happening.

This is a very basic shot at a track that is a boring as the one you were shooting, but it covers the points of mentioned, the lighting is right, the angle gives it some impact and the background is blurred enough to separate the bike from it.

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