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Old 27th May 2008
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Re: Advice needed for photographing GT and F3 cars

There are two tricks for getting dynamic racing shots. Firstly, don't be tempted to use a fast shutter speed as that just freezes the action making the cars look like they're parked on the track. Use shutter priority and experiment with speeds between 1/60 and 1/250 whilst panning with the cars. Secondly, when panning, continue to follow the action smoothly with the camera as you press the shutter release; don't make the mistake (as I used to ) of stopping your swing as you go click.

Start by not zooming too close to your subject or you'll get a lot of cars with no back wheels. Gradually zoom in as you get the knack. If it's like the E-3, I think you can use IS mode 2 on the E510 for panning shots but I haven't tried this out. I'll get the chance in August at the Manx GP

I hope you have a good day and the thunderstorms hold off

Cheers,

JohnGG
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