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Hamilton British GP 2019

By alloutraw
So after posting another picture in the critique section, I have taken onboard the comments, now obviously I cant change the composition of this picture or the sharpness (which I know isn't tack sharp) but iv adjusted the exposure and I have to say I'm really glad I listened and asked for the critique. I feel this picture is a lot nicer to look at now it is brighter.

Tags: F1 Motorsport Formula one Sports and action

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DaveRyder Plus
5 3.3k 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2019 10:13AM
Looks like you've followed Willies thoughts in his mod of 1st upload - I agree with you much improved over the McLaren shot.

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dudler Plus
16 896 1507 England
21 Jul 2019 1:28PM
Yes, I agree - you've picked up on all the advice as far as you possibly can with an existing shot.

The next level is to apply the suggestions that people made about shooting - even if yo ucan't apply them to a GP, there will be other (presumably cheaper) track events that you can attend.

I look forward to the results...

By the way - did anyone ask about whether you shoot RAW files? They're bigger, slower, and take more processing, but will allow a margin of extra quality.
21 Jul 2019 3:35PM
Thanks dudler.
I'm currently going through some more photos and looking for sharper ones instead of just the big names.
I'm heading down to my local track as much as I can to practise.
I do use .RAW files for my photos.


Quote:Yes, I agree - you've picked up on all the advice as far as you possibly can with an existing shot.

The next level is to apply the suggestions that people made about shooting - even if yo ucan't apply them to a GP, there will be other (presumably cheaper) track events that you can attend.

I look forward to the results...

By the way - did anyone ask about whether you shoot RAW files? They're bigger, slower, and take more processing, but will allow a margin of extra quality.

banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4021 Canada
21 Jul 2019 3:58PM
Much better. Ive lifted shadow details in the mod, and tried to sharpen for motion blur, - it makes only a slight difference though.
pablophotographer 8 1.2k 351
21 Jul 2019 5:55PM
OUCH!
yes it is better and brighter but you have to be careful with your settings.
ISO100?
Yes, but only when the car is parked and the day is sunny!
I think you should set the ISO to 400 minimum and use Shutter Priority rather than Manual.
Try panning with slower cart cars, if there is any piste near you.
Check other Motosports pictures posted here on the site. Go to image gallery page and in the search box under the word ephotozine and the twiter, youtube, instagram logos type F1.
pablophotographer
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2019 6:25PM
As above. Exposure is better, but it is best to get it right when shooting and shutter priority would be better with care. The resolution and over cramped composition needs thought next time. I realise the advantages of RAW - sometimes. I rarely use it at events such as this - it slows down the drive and auto focus, fills the internal buffer and fills the memory card up very quickly.

You must, then, get the exposure right to avoid the need to adjust in software too much. I shot over 5000 frames at the Duxford fighter meet last year, all BEST JPG. Almost all would have been useable. Imagine he card space needed!

Paul
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2019 6:35PM
A further thought. You are approaching this in the right way. I have been a PAGB judge and have seen a lot of images. Unless you show your work to other reasonably proficient photographers you cannot learn. I have run into numerous people who thought they were good, but it was often because their work was being 'judged' by mates and family.

You then get a lot of 'what a lovely photograph' comments when it really is not. Often these people are looking at content, not quality, and, in my book, quality almost always comes first for a serious photographer. Even on this site there is a lot of 'mutual admiration society' comments in the main gallery. No help to anyone. The critique section will give you more sensible comments, but even then, opinions can differ.

Best of luck Keep submitting.

paul
rickie 14 100 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2019 8:17PM
I have been shooting sport for well over 30 years and I dont know why people commenting are against iso 100 as I use it most of the time for my bike shots when possible. Sport photography is not about fast shutter speeds, if you do use fast shutter speeds the your shots will show no movement.
Sport photographers know this.
dudler Plus
16 896 1507 England
22 Jul 2019 3:09AM
@rickie is right, but not necessarily helpful for a relative novice, I'd say.

The end goal should be to use the minimum ISO, and to be able to get background blur when you want it, but it's probably best to begin by having plenty of headroom, so to speak, and work your way up to the ideal.

I'm pretty sure Lewis Hamilton didn't learn to drive on a track in a Formula 1 car, but began with go karts, and progressed as his skills increased. It's the same with photography...
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2019 9:35AM
With John. In these cases ISO100 is for people who really know what they are doing. But with modern gear I defy anyone to tell difference between ISO100 and 400 on an A3 print!

Paul
pablophotographer 8 1.2k 351
31 Jul 2019 1:07PM
And try not to fall for anyone's advice that the back of the subject is not as important as the front.

One must never forget the impact of the shadow or the competition (unless you shoot the last car in the piste).

pablophotographer

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