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Ferrari Challenge

By neleliza
My 1st try at photographing motor racing. Hopefully things will get better when I learn how to pan.

Tags: Transport Racing Motorsport Ferrari Silverstone Sports and action

Voters: robadsy, albi, peachT and 1 more

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vaughar 13 242 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2006 11:12AM
Looks like a good start to me. Have a go with a shutter speed nearer 1/200th and down to 1/125 for some real blur. Looks like you have the framing whilst on the move bit sorted (presuming this is uncropped), so just need to get them sharp whilst using a slower shutter speed.

Only other thing to look out for are the posts that invariably get in the foreground. These can 'disappear' when panning, but if the sun is shining on them they stand out even more!

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robadsy 13 348
8 Oct 2006 1:09PM
hi :o)

firstly, good on you for going out and having a crack at motorsport.

rob offers some sound advice above, as far as shutter speeds and poles go.

let me add to that to be wary of giving the object room to "move" in the frame. it can provide an effective accent on the motion of the vehicle.

also be mindful of the reciprocal shutter speed vs. focal length theory (that your shutter speed should match or be greater than your focal length to gain a chance at getting sharp results), considering that the more you do it the better you get and the slower you will be able to go shutter wise.

depending on the vehicle and your position, you can still convey good speed at shutter speeds as quick as 1/400.

good luck, and well done here! ads :o)

p.s. welcome to ePz! :o)
29 Nov 2008 2:51PM
nice shot, but i would have left a little more room around the car, so it can drive into, and use a slower shutter speed about 1/200th so you can get some sense of speed in the shot...

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