Various Scottsdale/Phoenix Car Photos

Discussion in 'Car Pictures' started by dahldrin, May 21, 2007.

  1. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/PnutSpecial.gif"></A><A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/PnutSpecial.gif"></A><A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/PnutSpecial.gif"></A><A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/PnutSpecial.gif"></A><A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/PnutSpecial.gif"></A><A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/PnutSpecial.gif"></A><A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/PnutSpecial.gif"></A><A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/PnutSpecial.gif"></A><A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/PnutSpecial.gif"></A><A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/PnutSpecial.gif"></A><A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/PnutSpecial.gif"></A>
     
  2. Cant even decide what pic of the SLR i want to use for an avatar <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  3. yea, its hot and DP tuning is one of the best Tuners.
     
  4. #1230 dahldrin, Mar 24, 2008
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  5. That's hot!
     
  6. #1232 Torque, Mar 25, 2008
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    great pics but you need more of a side angle <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A> (on your 3/4s)
     
  7. #1233 smokeydonut, Mar 25, 2008
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  8. omg, that lens is such a joy to shoot with <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A><A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A><A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>

    What kind of IS setting did you use on moving cars?

    Here are a few pics from my 1st test run today:

    edit: except for the flowers, the tree branch and the ford mondeo they were all taken @ 200mm and f/2.8
     
  9. Just based on those, your copy looks better than mine. That's good to see. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A> You should shoot something close with a shallow DoF and a very busy background, then upload a full crop. I want to see if the bokeh is nervous at all, like it is with my copy.

    I haven't shot any panning objects with it aside from just screwing around. For that you definitely want to use mode 2. And you should definitely try a longer shutter. You should be able to get much more blur than that while keeping the car pretty sharp. When I was screwing around I was able to get pretty sharp shots at 1/80s and 200mm.

    EDIT: Though, I've done quite a bit of panning... it definitely takes some practice.
     
  10. Yeah, i used mode 2 and IS off, but I think mode 2 was the best for moving cars.

    I'm not sure what you're asking for. You mean like this? It's dark outside now, so I'll have to take one of the set I took this afternoon.

    edit: how do you make a 100% crop?
     
  11. Yeah, I didn't really try it with IS off, but I've done that plenty of times. The whole reason I was out there was to test out IS and it seemed to help somewhat. Though, with fast panning, I don't think it's essential by any means. Certainly a bonus though. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>

    Yeah, that's pretty much what I meant, just a small section of it in full resolution. That works though. That does look a little better than the one I have.
     
  12. The image properties doesn't state if IS was on during the shot right?

    I've got a number of shots like these, that aren't really sharp. I wonder if IS was on or not.. I tried all kinds of different things and I forgot if I was panning during these or just holding the camera still, etc. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/confused.gif"></A>



    from the manual:
    "Mode 2: When panning subjects in motion" with a sharp and unsharp pic of an SL next to it.
    Then on the next page: "The IS might not be fully effective in the following cases: you move the camera for a panned shot"
    <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
     
  13. Yeah, looks pretty good. Thanks.
     
  14. I felt like such a paparazo when I was outside lol. Everyone, literally everyone that could see me stared at me (even from driving cars). all the attention got me a little embarrased at first lulz <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
     
  15. basman007, I just recommend using "TV" mode... its like "AV" mode, but requires more panning skills but rewards you with more motion (like non stopped wheels or more blurry background) and that should be sufficient. otherwise, you should slow down your shutter speed to around 1/300 or slower. i've seen some incredible (but incredibly hard) shots done with a little as 1/30 or 1/50. But TV mode should get you started. It should be on the top big dial that turns. Hope that helps.
     
  16. thanks <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A> I shot everything in M mode, controlling both shutter speed and diafragma/apperture.
    The only fast thing I shot with an SLR are sports, so that's why I automaticly used a high shutter speed when I shot those cars. I will try some slower shutter speeds en practice better panning <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  17. #1244 Torque, Mar 26, 2008
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    TV mode should automatically give you the correct settings, all you have to do is properly pan... I used it on all my racing shots for the daytona continental historics and the only bad ones were some n00b skill (but geez, I got better fast... I had some awesome keepers). AV mode is good in the fact the images will be sharp but there will be less motion (so if you are kinda learning but are going to shoot something important, its good to try this mode first (especially if that important thing happens during a weekend and you can analize your shots).

    not to intrude on dahldrins theread but a great source of help (you'll figure it out) is the canon photography forums.

    http://photography-on-the.net/forum
     
  18. Panning starts at 1/200 for very fast cars.

    I try to shoot under 1/100 like Dirk told me but thats really hard.
     
  19. Takes a lot of practice, but I currently can get 8 to 9 out of 10 shots sharp at 1/100. Have shot as low as 1/15th with results. I've found it's best to lock in your elbows to your side, be very aware of the path that the car can and will take as it's driving past, and swivel from the hips, keeping your arms at your side and head still as you're following the car with the camera.


    Oh and happy 23rd to Pat. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  20. you made those pictures with those lenses? <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/disappointed.gif"></A>

    im sorry but your pictures are really not that special.
     
  21. Thanks man. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>
     
  22. Give him a break, it was his first time out with it and he was just shooting random shit to try it out. I have no doubt he'll continue to improve with it and put out some very nice photos over time.
     
  23. I'm sorry ;_;
     

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