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    More RC Racing pictures

    Lately I have been getting into RC and I have been taking shots in between my races. Nothing too serious but it has been bringing in some good income from racers wanting large prints of their truck/car. I am still learning and trying to get away from center heavy action shots. Anyway here are a few samples.








    Little oof on this one but I like it anyway






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    Nice shots ben! What lens were you using because you had to be a good distance away!

    I love the subeject focused, background blurry shots. Those are my fav.

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    Using my 70-200F4L because it is my longest lens currently, but with the digital conversion for the crop factor it is like 320mm!
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    Very nice lens to work with Ben! Ah the magic of digital It is so much more versitile.

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    man I miss my monster beetle.

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    Nice shots!!!
    gotta love the L's How much longer you figure til you upgrade to the f/2.8 IS?
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    I guess if I make enough money off my photography to do so I will but I am in no rush. It would be nice to have the extra light/speed but I don't find it essential for my photography yet. Most of these shots were ISO800 and very very little visible noise so I am not scared to go to 1600 if I have to with the 20D.

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    Very nice shots, Ben. I particularly like the air shot with the driver's stand in the background. I've shot RCs and they can be a pain to keep up with if working at close range.

    If I could offer one suggestion, purely from a personal preference in shooting motorsports; slow down the shutter speed. I can't see your EXIF info, but shooting at ISO 800, I'm guessing your shutter speed is well above 1/250th second. Try slowing down to ~125th and panning to really illustrate the speed. Just having that blur in the wheels can really seperate good from great images. But, I think you already know that from one of your previous posts from a track event. Anyway. Nice shots.

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    I have some panning shots to get the wheels moving, I just didnt include any in this post for some strange reason, here are a few.





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    what did you do to keep the wheels moving?

    pics are awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redline927
    what did you do to keep the wheels moving?

    pics are awesome!
    Just slow down the shutter speed I think I am using 1/160th for my rc action shots and even that is a little too slow, for real car panning I usually use 1/125 at 60mph+ but RC is a little tougher.
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    very very nice, i like ..makes me wish I hadn't sold my 1/8th scales
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodaman
    I have some panning shots to get the wheels moving, I just didnt include any in this post for some strange reason, here are a few.
    That's what I'm talkin' about....sweet! Maybe it's just me, but the blur makes a huge difference in conveying the sense of motion in action photography. Otherwise, the subject appears staged/parked.

    Very nice work, Ben.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurbeauxREX
    That's what I'm talkin' about....sweet! Maybe it's just me, but the blur makes a huge difference in conveying the sense of motion in action photography. Otherwise, the subject appears staged/parked.

    Very nice work, Ben.

    Peace,

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    I agree! I haven't had much luck with panning jumps though, maybe 1/20 come out ok. I like the freeze action for dirt spitting and for capturing body roll though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodaman
    I agree! I haven't had much luck with panning jumps though, maybe 1/20 come out ok. I like the freeze action for dirt spitting and for capturing body roll though.

    Thanks!
    Ben
    Ben,

    Have you tried setting your auto-focus to AI Servo (tracking) and Continuous Shooting drive mode? While it will burn more frames it will also increase your keeper rate for this difficult shooting. I have resisted going to anything more than one-frame shooting, but, setting my camera to low-speed continuous allows me the ability to use that feature when wanted, while still being able to make single frame exposures. AI Servo is the only way to go when shooting action, though. Also, if you use IS lenses, you can try shooting with that feature turned off. It will speed up the autofocus and lessen battery usage.

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