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photoblog image 2nd attempt
Reza, as promised here is another attempt at yesterdays concept
Jide Alakija 25 May 2006, 00:53
I read in a magazine that motion shots are best done when the subject is moving from left to right and down to up of the frame i.e. bottom left to top right. You just need to mirror this and see what I mean.

Did you use your "AI servo" for this?

Jide Alakija 25 May 2006, 00:57
Hey...have a look at my attempt....

http://alakija.shutterchance.com/photoblog/200.htm

attah from Great Britain (UK) 25 May 2006, 00:58
Again loving the concept. Again take my word as newbie (and I'm sure the other police will correct me) but I think you would need a faster shutter speed as there is still noticeable blur (except that was your aim) and also need to be tracking the subject (a bit like a follow through) when taking the shot.
Jide re that magazine article, do you think it matters if you're left or right handed?

Reza from United States 25 May 2006, 02:35
Faster shutter speed is all you need. Maybe use 350s then you should be fine. Maybe faster if your going to follow it and move the camera to follow the bike.
Mobolaji Kamson: Reza, its more of the focusing mode than the shutter speed. The shutter speed has more to do with how blurred the back ground is. the guy was going at 45 miles/ hr. I know it looks here like he is doing 120miles/hr, but that is because of the "slow shutter speed". If my focusing while pannnig was on point, i could still have captured the main subject very
sharp. As denosha has pointed out. As a matter of fact, conventional wisdom says that when panning you should us a very slow shutter speed.
This gives you a greater sense of speed. now the problem with this image is that i was not able to keep the subject in focus while panning.

for details on how to perfect your panning skill check out this link

http://www.ephotozine.com/techniques/viewtechnique.cfm?recid=221

Denosha from Singapore 25 May 2006, 02:49
While it is possible to get this kind of panning shot sharp at 1/30s, I think you start off with something faster like maybe 1/100 and work your way from there first. This shot is noticibly out of focus even at this size. I just posted my own panning shot of a F1 powerboat going 200km/h captured at 1/50s, check it out. smile

E Etomi from Nigeria 25 May 2006, 08:21
Wow I knew that was panning ( I read up on it yesterday)! Cool for a second attempt..

sk from UK 25 May 2006, 09:56
nice shot Mask, i will have to try panning soon, it looks cool

Mona 25 May 2006, 11:58
As for me I like it....fast n furious! Panning eh? Where can I read up on that?

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Reza from United States 25 May 2006, 23:46
My deer friend Mask, you never mentioned that you were panning so I assumed you stood in one spot and tried to shoot with it with the Auto settings. I didn't know what you were trying to accomplish so I suggested that you use faster shutter speed to freeze the biker.
Mobolaji Kamson: Thats perfectly ok Reza, in any case, i am sure someone will learn something from this friendly discussions.
Thats one reason why i try to challenge people. Its a constant quest for knowledge. smile

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shutterspeed 1/30s
aperture f/11.0
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 70.0mm
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