I have been enjoying photography lately, it was a hobby of mine about 5 – 6 years ago and somehow the bug bite again. Early this year I’ve updated my gear with the help of my big brother which already a “pro” photographer already and I started again to familiarized my self with the new stuff. My intention is to focus on action/sport photography and perhaps some human interest and landscape with a little bit of macro… Heheheh 😀
Just like today , I brought my camera and since I was at track what better subject to shoot then bike? And lets do it with “panning” so the background will be blur to emphasized the bike speed. So after I finish my lap, grab my camera and start shooting.
Above pic was shoot at turn 3 at Sentul Circuit, I honestly don’t know who the rider, but he was riding Kawasaki Ninja 250R and did pretty good. With knee dragged on R3. The above was taken with Shutter-Priority (Tv) with the speed of 1/60. I tried faster speed but the blur was less and with slower speed difficult to get sharp image. I use EF 100mm f/2.8 fix lens and with my 1.6x crop factor of my camera the lens was sufficient. I did a little bit of cropping but not much. By the way I use Adobe Lightroom for RAW processing and post pro.
Bellow was the picture of Matteo of Ducati Indonesia took about several weeks before.That time I only brought my EF-S 15-85 kit lens, so it obvious the lens was not long enough. Anyhow, bellow picture also took with Tv at 1/60. The lens had the IS (Image Stabilizer) turn on. The location was S besar chicane exit.
In doing Panning I think trial and error is the way to go. Once you got the speed correct I just used H drive mode to shoot several frame per second. Hoping that one of the image will be tact sharp.
Anyway enjoy the pics and if you have comment and would like to share some experiences fire away!