As this is a photo blog, I’ve decided from here on out, I’d always post a photo first, then get to the words. (Took this suggestion from one of the posts over at Zack Arias’ blog, who is a pretty awesome photog that I follow online (but not in real life, because I’m not a creepy stalker).
I took these wide open, with a max shutter speed of 1/4000. It froze the action, so you don’t really get the motion blur that you wanna see in an action shot, but I really wanted to get that shallow DOF, and have that shown in the foreground. I also darkened the foreground a little to put the focus back on the car. I caught these shots as the guys were putting this through a tight turn, so you can kind of see the slight compression on the front right side of the car due to the turn. Also, it does show the GrimmSpeed decals pretty well. 1st photo is my buddy Sean driving, and the 2nd is my buddy Chad (also the guy in the climbing pic from a previous post).
Lessons Learned: for next time, I think I will try to get some more motion in it, and do a little horizontal panning, but i’d have to be inside of the curve, so you can see the driver face toward you as they turn into the curve (plus, it keeps the distance from the camera approximately the same, so the focal distance doesn’t change too much). If I want to keep the aperture wider, I’ll need to get some ND filters or polarizing filters to take the exposure value down a bit. Unfortunately, the 3 main lenses I like to use (12-60mm, 50-200mm, 35-100mm) all have different filter sizes (72mm, 67mm, and 77mm, respectively), and right now, I only have 72mm filters for my 12-60mm. Oh well, we’ll see what happens then.
That’s all for now.