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 Post subject: Biking & Skating
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:52 am 
Hey

Here are some of my Mountain Biking and Skate Boarding photos, let me know what you think.

Biking: http://web.mac.com/craigallison/CraigAllisonSport/Biking.html#grid

Skating: http://web.mac.com/craigallison/CraigAllisonSport/Skating.html

I reckon I could have done with a faster shutter speed on some of the skating photos but it was my first time.

Cheers Craig


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:01 pm 
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Hello Craig, and welcome to the friendly Camera Labs forum.

First had a little trouble with your website (using Opera) but when I managed to get a look at the bike-shots, there are some impressive jumps in there. It just seemed to me that you should either use a little longer lens or get closer to the action to capture more of the biker and less of the forrest.
The motion blur can in fact look quite attractive and you seem to get on with tracking your moving subjects quite well. So using shorter shutter times to make freeze-frames is perhpas not the best route to show the dynamic of this sport.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:10 pm 
You've got some really nice shots there Craig. In addition to what Thomas has said, have you considered a stroboscopic flash?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:19 pm 
Thanks guys.

I have only recently discovered the stroboscopic flash feature and I haven't had the chance to try it out, I did plan to go out today but its snowing! :(

Cheers


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:18 pm 
ok I tried out the stroboscopic flash the other day but the results are blown out, even using a small aperture and a ND filter.

Does anyone have experience using the strobe flash outdoor? the manual says for best results use against a dark background.

Thanks

Craig


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:35 pm 
what does the stroboscopic flash do??


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:56 pm 
its flashes quickly during 1 exposure to capture a moving object many times in one photo. the D300 and the SB-800 both do it.

i have seen examples of it on tennis balls against a dark background but not outdoors in the light.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:39 am 
I've never tried it outdoor as my SB-600 cannot do it and the built-in flash is too weak to make any difference outside of the house. I think you should be able to lower the intensity of each flash though.


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