Motion blur on subject

posted on 31st of august, 2012

I made some photos at a drifting race. First one was approved today. I want to share my technique. First of all, you will need a shutter speed of about 1/8 - 1/20 sec. This is beyond my anti-shake abilities with a 450 mm lens so I use a tripod. Also, I pre-focused on the road - see photo below. But this is not all. Because it was a sunny day and my camera can do only 1/4000, I used a neutral density filter ND8 which gave me minus 3 full stops so with a f11 or f9.5 I was able to lower my shutter speed at 1/10. The result was a very sharp background and a motion blurred car (two cars in this photo). Hope more photos will be approved, I have one at 1/6 and the car is so distorted - a ghost on the street! Wish you luck! Oh, btw, in this case I saw the limitation of my low speed cards - see the previous blog. Dorian King out.

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Posted by Alvera on September 04, 2012
Thanks. One more approved.
   Drift racing car motion blur   
Posted by Giannit on September 03, 2012
Great technique.... congrats.
Posted by Alvera on September 01, 2012
Posted by FabioConcetta on September 01, 2012
Excellent technical execution and explanation of this beautiful image, congratulations indeed!
Posted by Egomezta on August 31, 2012
They look nice, good luck.

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