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Paul Bird Grizedale Stages Rally 2009

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My first attempt at motorsport, I thought I'd try panning

Camera:Samsung GX20 Check out Samsung NX Generation!
Lens:Sigma 70-200mm HSM EX2.8 II
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Paul Bird Grizedale Stages Rally 2009
Username:mille19 mille19
Uploaded:10 Dec 2009 - 6:38 PM
Tags:Sports / action
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Great shot

Chris

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10 Dec 2009 - 6:47 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Well timed, and caught, but I think the shutter speed is a little to slow for a first time, this is why it is a little oof.

Maybe next time, try a shutter speed, starting at 1/250th, and work down to what ever this was 1/100th?

Looks like a nice scene for a motorsport shot!

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pablo69  6200 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2009 - 7:04 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Not to shabby for a 1st attempt, if look you can the rear of car is in focus (non pun intended) but the front isn't, as scot suggest try 1/250and work down. The art to panning is to stand firm and swivel the hips, the taken in mind, pick the car over the left shoulder track it until almost square on to and press the shutter but keep tracking car until over your right shoulder. It sounds simple but the is pratice take loads delete loads.
Hope that was not long and it helps

PAul

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mille19
mille19  8 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2009 - 7:23 PM

You obviously know what you're talking about, this was indeed taken at 1/100th sec

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Davesumner
10 Dec 2009 - 10:55 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

It always helps with this type of shot to include your camera settings from the exif data which helps us to critique the image and the way in which you have taken the shot.

Panning is no way easy and last year I was taking some shots for a cycle race. I went and sat near a major cycle lane in the city and took shot after shot of cycles going by trying different speeds, apertures and the most important, it allowed me to perfect my panning technique. I needed to freeze the cycle but have a slow enough shutter speed to have the wheel spokes blurred to show movement. Try this, it really improves your technique. I always use the centre focus point and have my focus set on AI Servo which on Canon acts like a dynamic focus that keeps the subject within the focus point in focus at all times.

With your shot, I agree with the others points above but it does look like you are shooting through grass or something in the foreground. The bottom half of the shot does look to be blurred by other things other than just the focus. As a photographer it is imperative that you get yourself into the best shooting position for the shot you're after. The usual places of sitting in a crowd aren't the ideal places for photography and you'll only end up with the same shots as everyone else.

I hope this helps

DaVeS

Last Modified By Davesumner at 10 Dec 2009 - 11:02 PM

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Grampy  5507 forum posts England71 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2009 - 1:07 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This looks as if it was taken the longer end of the zoom which is much easier than panning with a wider lens it's not bad at all as the movement you have is lateral ond not vertical , showing that you are following the car on the right plane.
A little more shutterspeed would have done it or making sure that the center of the car remains in the centre of the image during the exposure.
Now the pan itself (now everyone is going to laugh) the pan is like a golf swing it needs the camera to go back smoothly to find the subject then follow the moment during the shutter release and continue the pan after the release, this will make you feel the movement and it will be easier to make it automatic. My golf handicap is 6 so I should know Smile
Phillip

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Davesumner
11 Dec 2009 - 1:25 AM

Grampy, I'm not laughing because that is a great analogy. I also play golf and I hadn't thought of the pan like that.

Dave

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