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03/22/2004 01:12:19 AM · #1
I just spent three days with my kid in Detroit for an academic games state tournament. I was shooting with my lowly point and shoot in low light (indoor incandescant)lighting and trying to get good still shots of antsy kids. I have a couple hundred shots (I ain't sorted through them yet) with all kinds of motion blur. Get back to town and *poof* a motion blur challenge. Can't use any of them...

Oh well!

PS: Ian's team recieved State Champions in social studies!!!
03/22/2004 02:27:14 AM · #2
ah, tis unfortunate.
I just went out on a "seagull shoot," and got a few shots that could have worked as well, but that was yestreday.
03/22/2004 03:51:51 AM · #3
Some examples, please!

Thanks
03/22/2004 04:04:08 AM · #4
AG Wright's

Blues and Twos
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03/22/2004 04:21:11 AM · #5
Originally posted by TooCool:

I just spent three days with my kid in Detroit for an academic games state tournament.
PS: Ian's team recieved State Champions in social studies!!!


I get to spend three days in Detroit this week, in training. I'll probably see something phenomenally Orange on Wednesday. Congrats to the Social Studies Champs!
03/22/2004 05:13:35 AM · #6
hmmm some people have are in much better possission to win this challenge, I´m in bad need for Image Stabilation lens :(
03/22/2004 05:58:47 AM · #7
Zoom on a stationary subject? What does that mean?
03/22/2004 07:06:25 AM · #8
Originally posted by beclo:

Zoom on a stationary subject? What does that mean?


Taking a picture as you are zooming to give a radial streaking effect around the image. Hard to control with precision. I don't think there are any digital non-SLRs that can do this.
03/22/2004 07:14:26 AM · #9
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03/22/2004 07:17:49 AM · #10
Originally posted by Jacko:

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Rear curtain sync, also in Sigma EF-500 DG Super! :D
03/22/2004 07:19:59 AM · #11
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Originally posted by Ivar:

Originally posted by Jacko:

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Message edited by author 2004-03-22 07:20:17.
03/22/2004 07:25:50 AM · #12
Originally posted by Paclo:

Taking a picture as you are zooming to give a radial streaking effect around the image.

That has got to be one of the most vomit-inducing effects I have ever seen.. There were far too many of those in the speed challenge, and personally I think they look awful.
03/22/2004 09:17:37 AM · #13
This kind of thing

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Its just a shame that the current wording rules out long exposures with moving subjects.
03/22/2004 09:23:44 AM · #14
Going to be hard to be different.

03/22/2004 08:46:36 PM · #15
Here's my very first attempt at motion blur. The big problem seems to be to hold the camera still while zooming.

This is not meant to be a beautiful photograph but rather just a test.

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03/23/2004 03:07:31 AM · #16
Originally posted by Are_62:

Here's my very first attempt at motion blur. The big problem seems to be to hold the camera still while zooming.

This is not meant to be a beautiful photograph but rather just a test.


That looks cool, I think you should crop it to just get the machine in it, non of the background clutter.
[edit to fix quotes]

Message edited by author 2004-03-23 03:09:09.
03/23/2004 07:49:05 AM · #17
Originally posted by Are_62:

Here's my very first attempt at motion blur. The big problem seems to be to hold the camera still while zooming.


You might find a tripod useful.
03/23/2004 08:02:13 AM · #18
Originally posted by Gordon:

Its just a shame that the current wording rules out long exposures with moving subjects.


Maybe I am misunderstanding, but I thought that you can use long exposure as a means to create motion blur?
03/23/2004 08:05:08 AM · #19
Challenge Details: Intentional motion blur is an effect that can be achieved by zooming on a stationary subject, panning a moving subject, using long exposure, etc. Search for subjects that will be enhanced by this treatment.

Yes, the rules have been changed one more time.
03/23/2004 08:23:24 AM · #20
Originally posted by Gordon:


You might find a tripod useful.


Yeah well - I was of course using my tripod but I find that my camera moves when zooming. It doesn't take much of a move to not get straight lines in the blur when you use a shutter speed of 1" +

Message edited by author 2004-03-23 08:24:35.
03/23/2004 08:39:58 AM · #21
Originally posted by Are_62:

Originally posted by Gordon:


You might find a tripod useful.


Yeah well - I was of course using my tripod but I find that my camera moves when zooming. It doesn't take much of a move to not get straight lines in the blur when you use a shutter speed of 1" +


Well, maybe a more stable tripod then. I do this quite often on my tripod without it all shaking around. Just a thought.

You could try weighting your tripod as well, something I normally do for more stability.

Message edited by author 2004-03-23 08:45:45.
03/23/2004 08:45:39 AM · #22
Originally posted by Gordon:

[quote=Are_62] [quote=Gordon]

Well, maybe a more stable tripod then. I do this quite often on my tripod without it all shaking around. Just a thought.


It is a good thought Gordon. Unfortunately, I didn't exactly go nuts when I bought my tripod. It is lightweight but not nearly as sturdy as I would have wanted it to be. I also took this shot in my den - a carpeted room. The tripod would have been better off on a hard surface.

My tripod is also useless in windy conditions. I never thought much of the importance of a quality tripod until I upgraded my old trusty Kodak DC-260 to the 300D.

I can see a new tripod in the near future... :)
03/23/2004 08:50:48 AM · #23
Originally posted by Are_62:



My tripod is also useless in windy conditions. I never thought much of the importance of a quality tripod until I upgraded my old trusty Kodak DC-260 to the 300D.



Yup, my cheap, lightweight velbon was great for a G2 and useless for a D60. You can improve even the lightweight ones somewhat by hanging something heavy from the center, like a well loaded camera bag for example.
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