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asr dude Feb 5, 2006 11:07 AM

here's another link

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=55723

kenmck15 Feb 25, 2006 4:19 PM

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yea low down looks cool

RaymondK Mar 16, 2006 6:11 PM

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Just to add to the collection here, the following picture was taken hand held using a Panasonic FZ30, at 3mb, ISO 80, 2.8 and 1/30 of a second, no flash.

I've only had the camera a few weeks and am still experimenting with it but, so far, I'm really happy with it!! :-)

Regards to all,

Raymond

richierich1212 Mar 31, 2006 12:12 PM

That corvette link really helped me understand the purpose of halfway holding down the capture button. :|

tazj Apr 11, 2006 11:22 PM

very nice pic the shadows and front lights show up well :|

RaymondK Apr 14, 2006 5:55 AM

Hi there Tazj,

Not sure if you were referring to the picture I posted or not (:-)).

Anyway, love the picture in your profile - it almost makes me want to be married again :cool:!!!!

Best regards,

Raymond

adnanbh Apr 18, 2006 2:46 AM

The vette writeup was really very informative, and another thing i havent' seen anyone mentioning, there is another thing that has to be kept in mind before taking a photograph of an auto. There is a lot of chrome and polished bodywork, and your masterpiece can be spoiled if you have a reflection of yourself, holding the camera showing up in the polished faces! ever had that one? it's was a real mess for me!

now i take a lot of care, so as to stay away from chrome finishes, and to cast shadows of myself on the ground. Even had to take a picture of a car in a market place, and had the billboard of KFC reflecting in the windscreen. Looked more like a KFC Ad ;)

Cheers

adnanbh Apr 18, 2006 2:53 AM

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for all the pros, any idea how to take this picture? where the car is in focus, but the background is all motion blurred? any ideas?

RaymondK Apr 18, 2006 9:16 AM

I'm certainly no pro but, as far as my (very) limited photographic experience has taught me, to get a photo like that, you have to use a slow shutter speed and pan when the car passes you (attempting to keep the car in the same position in the viewfinder as much as possible).

If you have the possibility of several "takes", I would experiment with several different shutter speeds - none of them "too" fast though!! :-)

I'm sure that others will add more technical suggestions to my humble thoughts here and I, like you, will be learning from them too!!!!

Best regards,

Raymond

Sky042 Sep 3, 2006 4:56 AM

I know I'm late to this coversation(very late it would appear)
But I wanted to share another interesting option regarding shooting cars.
Late at night+overpass+long shutter times = lots of fun.

Here's a single car at 15 seconds with my old F717 Sony
http://www.sunsetorangess.com/pics/b...s/DSC00757.JPG

Here's 20 seconds with a semi Tractor Trailer having driven through the frame you can make out the 4 lights across the top of his trailer as they move through the scene due to their height above the road they created a kinda cool effect.
http://www.sunsetorangess.com/pics/b...s/DSC00760.JPG

Edit: decided to make them links as they were kinda large and something was distorting them


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