Help! How to take night shot for speed object?


May 2, 2010
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Hi,

How to take a night shot for those spee object?

I had tried last year F1 race, the light is bright and still no problem.

However recently , i need to take photos for GO Kart event and is at night.
The light is very dim.
I can't have Tripod going around the track.
I had set shutter 1/60, ISO 1600, F 3.5 ( my lens max)
Any help to take good photos?

I using Canon 350D
 

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aspenx

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Hi,

How to take a night shot for those spee object?

I had tried last year F1 race, the light is bright and still no problem.

However recently , i need to take photos for GO Kart event and is at night.
The light is very dim.
I can't have Tripod going around the track.
I had set shutter 1/60, ISO 1600, F 3.5 ( my lens max)
Any help to take good photos?

I using Canon 350D
Things you can try:
pump ISO higher
pan
rent a fast lens
 

Edwin Francis

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#3
If your setup and lighting limit you to 1/60s, panning sounds like a good idea.

Other things you could try:
- position yourself where the karts have to slow down - sharp corners (karts are amazingly quick through corners though)
- shoot from straight ahead / behind -- less blurring than across your frame, but 1/60 may still be too slow
- wait for them to break down!
 

Silverclaw

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First u have to get a 50mm f1.4 or 50mm f1.8.
then you have to have a flash.
put the ISO on 1600 (or 3200) (whatever is the maximum for usable pictures)
and turn on your flash. that should be fine for dim light shooting, and that's what I use, and I still get decent shutter speeds. also, turn your flash compensation to +2
 

egnaro

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First u have to get a 50mm f1.4 or 50mm f1.8.
then you have to have a flash.
put the ISO on 1600 (or 3200) (whatever is the maximum for usable pictures)
and turn on your flash. that should be fine for dim light shooting, and that's what I use, and I still get decent shutter speeds. also, turn your flash compensation to +2
will he blind the driver?
 

livideyez

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First u have to get a 50mm f1.4 or 50mm f1.8.
then you have to have a flash.
put the ISO on 1600 (or 3200) (whatever is the maximum for usable pictures)
and turn on your flash. that should be fine for dim light shooting, and that's what I use, and I still get decent shutter speeds. also, turn your flash compensation to +2
I don't think 50mm is enough to use for 'sports/speed' shots as he indicated.
 

Silverclaw

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then get 85mm f1.8 or rent 85mm f1.2L and no, the driver won't be blinded if you shoot from the side, but if it is up front he might crash ;)
 

catchlights

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#8
Hi,

How to take a night shot for those spee object?

I had tried last year F1 race, the light is bright and still no problem.

However recently , i need to take photos for GO Kart event and is at night.
The light is very dim.
I can't have Tripod going around the track.
I had set shutter 1/60, ISO 1600, F 3.5 ( my lens max)
Any help to take good photos?

I using Canon 350D
to stop any action, your shutter speed need to be 1/500 and above,
the existing lighting level is already that low,
there is nothing much you can do except increase ISO.
 

Fireemblem

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hmm maybe if you go buy a D3s, ISO 25600 with 85mm f1.2

but practically not really possible lah night + speeding, deadly combination
 

soons

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Have u tried the hacked firmware that allows u to shoot at ISO 3200? (ISO4000 equiv)
 

ovaltinemilo

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Have u tried the hacked firmware that allows u to shoot at ISO 3200? (ISO4000 equiv)
I suggest a simpler way to fake it... -EV to get the "iso speed" and recover in PP...no guarantee of good result though...:bsmilie:
 

May 2, 2010
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oh, forget to mention that i cannot use flash.
Bcos i am at the track. near shot.

Unless i am far away from track , then i can take photos w flash.
1/500, is almost total darkness at that night track.
 

zac08

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oh, forget to mention that i cannot use flash.
Bcos i am at the track. near shot.

Unless i am far away from track , then i can take photos w flash.
1/500, is almost total darkness at that night track.
without flash, you can't haev enough light to illuminate your subject unless you are using the same type/amount of lighting for the tracks as the f1 race.

Always remember, in low light, you'd need either a larger aperture or a longer shutter speed. If you need to change one of these aspects, you'd need to balance up.
 

Reportage

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suggest to organiser to use stronger light?

what i would do is wait at areas that are fairly well lit and then make the most of any opportunity that pass by. sometimes is like that one.
 

mimik07

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Try panning with a fast prime, say 50 f/1.4, 85 f/1.8 or 135 f/2(might be a bit too tight for your 350D though). Bump up ISO to 1600 or 3200, use shutter speed 1/30 or 1/40...

Good luck!
 

mimik07

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Wah no replies from TS...how did the shoot go?:dunno:
 

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