Can I get some suggestions?

Started Apr 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
ConanD
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Re: Can I get some suggestions?
In reply to jkjond, 11 months ago

Hmm, back of an F1 car!

If there for a full 50-odd laps, then I'd want to experiment rather than snap a few heros. The shot posted is very sharp in the background, and as we're looking at the back of the drivers head, the background is taking control. Trying panning technique with varying exposure times could produce something worthwhile - from relatively fast to very slow (I've no idea how slow you could go, I'd keep increasing the times until the blur renders it pointless), as could experimenting with compositions. Turning your back on the action and photographing fans could also have its rewards - you can always watch the race on a replay when you get back home :~)

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I posted that image because the other poster seemed to be a Lewis Hamilton fan and that was the sharpest pic of him I had.

I did a lot of experimenting over the course of the weekend. I have a couple of decent shots with panning, but considering my experience and the extremely limited number of good viewing angles, I'm pretty happy with what I have. Head-on angles without a fence in the way were all but impossible without a top end 400mm+ lens. And any angle without looking through a fence was tough to find in any case.

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