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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:05 am 
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I went to a Go-Karting track today (which i raced in) and also used it as a good excuse to try out some action shots, never done it before.

I used the Sport mode on my Nikon D60 and didnt change anything else, just pointed and shooted. Although my ISO was in 200 as i forgot to change it back to 100 (unless sport mode puts it in 200?)

I also used my 18-55mm VR lens that came with the camera, would of loved to get to 200mm for some better shots of corneres further away.

I took about 200 photos, and these are only ones i like as they show 'action' or 'success', which is an emotion which i think a photo should show, like some of the pictures, you can see some of the people really trying to drive hard, i hope you can see this too.

I'm only a beginner so all comments and tips welcomed!!

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And a couple of shots i've photoshoped..

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And before anyone says all those pictures are just a kind of stop-in-time action shot i did try some panning but the tyres didnt make very good photos, but here they are, i think i did an 'okish' job in keeping the kart in focus.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:55 am 
As a beginner panning shots are good especially third one with the carts going in opposite direction in the background. i am a beginner too so dont have much to say, but just one advice for the first set of shots thy to use rule of thirds as often as possible, whenever you break you must have a reason for doing so. (the first photograph looks like it has been shot thru a sniper rather than a viewfinder)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:37 am 
yeah your doing well, just work on your panning and framing. If you have photoshop then you could always add the effects later, but that does mean more PP when all is said and done.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:08 am 
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thanks for the comments guys, as someone said about the rule of thirds, that will be my fault, i cropped all of them as i didnt have a zong enough zoom, i should of cropped them better.

I've also been playing with photoshop a little, trying to create some speed...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:53 pm 
The latest posted shot, was absolutely my favourite! Can't tell why.
And it looks great with the motion blur also affcting the helmets. Well done!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:46 am 
Hey much better.
PP is great, but classic is classic.


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