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Old May 17, 2007, 7:47 PM   #1
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Shot my first Autocross this weekend with the DSLR. Definitely not as good as some of the posters on here, but a few not bad shots anyway:







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Old May 18, 2007, 3:45 AM   #2
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Hi Chris, if it is your first time out then you have done a pretty good job. The shots are really sharp which is great and you have captured the motion lovely in the last shot.

I would say look at your framing as in general it is nice to get the whole car in with a little of the surroundings as well, when shooting the cars coming towards you I would say go for about 1/320th and the lowest ISO you have so you can get the aperture wider so the background is more blurred.

Even if you are using lens that it not so heavy that you need a monopod I wouldtry one as you will probably find that more shots are well framed.

Keep it up and looking forward to seeing more from you.

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Old May 18, 2007, 10:44 AM   #3
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Thanks for the comments and the advice Mark. Your shots have set the standard for me. Because of the confined space and proximity to the cars, I cannot use a monopod for shooting autocross, but hope to shoot some other motorsports, and will definitely try one when possible. I agree about getting the whole car. The shot of the Cobra would have been near perfect if it was a little wider. Since I shoot primarily for the benefit of the other drivers, I was trying to get some shots where the drivers face was visible as well, but most of them lack context without some of the surroundings being visible.

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LOL, I would not say my shots are that good check out some of TG's work he doesn't post often but when he does it's great!!

With the monopod it's not essential and personally I only use it when I've got the Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 on due to the weight but some people find they pan a lot smoother when using one with lighter lenses as well so give it a bash.

When framing it is a case of keeping your peripheral version checking you are not out of frame and keep the centre of the frame on a desired point (especially when using a slower shutter for blurred background), It depends with each car but will usually choose the door mirror or something.
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