Ok I want a picture, that I just can't seem to achieve. I want a picture of the car going down the highway where the wheels actually look like they are spinning. Every time I get a picture of the car rolling it looks like the wheels are still and the car is sitting still on the interstate. Any ideas? I have heard terms like "shutter speed" in relation to cameras before, is this what we're dealing with? I have a cheap Samsung camera, I just wonder what it would take to achieve this. Sorry for the long post for something so simple
First: What camera are you using?
If we can see the specs, we can tell you how to reduce the shutter speed and increase the f-stop and lower iso setting so you can have the motion blur.
Or, you can post the pic and I can motion blur the background and wheels for you in Photoshop.
A large number of the factory promotional photos are still pics with motion blur added.
Keep slowing the shutter speed until you get the effect you want.
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My camera is a Samsung BL103. Probably one of the cheapest cameras you can buy I guess. Might have to look at it and see if I can figure how to slow the shutter speed. If all else fails I migh have to see if a Photoshop master can hook me up. Thanks for the resposes guys
If it is a cheap basic point&shoot camera, you probably will have no control over the shutter speed. If it is a P&S camera with the different settings like "fireworks," "indoors," "night," try setting it to "night" and see what it does, but you will need to hold it as steady as possibly to get a clean shot that isn't blurry.
Something like this?
or maybe like this one? I kept screwing up the timing of things and you only get so many chances in 5 laps - never did catch the Challenger like I wanted..
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If you have no control over shutter speed then try forcing the flash off. In some cases the flash will force a default fast shutter speed. I would dig around in your camera settings the last P&S that I picked up cost $40 and it had F-Stop and Shutter speed settings.
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I used a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5, pretty much on auto-everything for most of the ones that came out even halfway decent, and panning as the cars passed, hoping that my timing worked this time.
There is a predictable 'lag' from 'push' to 'click' and using that as my timer I managed to catch a few, mostly Corvettes though. There were freaking everywhere!
Shutter speed adjustment is the best way. Just have to play with the settings.
Here's a couple I shot of Jaak's car a while back with a Point & Shoot Canon A710
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EXACTLY what I wanted to see! ^^^ Those are great pics!
THe Canon a710 is one of the few that actually let's you change the shutter speed.
I looked up the user manual for the Samsung BL103. http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...03_English.pdf
If you look on Page 18 It shows you how to set the exposure settings manually.
Put your camera dial on 'M' (Manual)
Press the Fn button
A menu for the shutter speed and aperature will come up
up and down changes aperature
LEFT AND RIGHT changes shutter speed. (lower shutter speeds will make your blur)
Press Fn twice then take picture.
Hope that helps
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My wife shoots as a hobby/living. She can a Canon 40d about $1200. The thing has so many settings that I am afraid to touch the thing but she has gotten some incredible pics. The Rebel is a cheaper and is still pretty good. IMHO if you want to take some good pics of your car (and your car is real nice) I would lay downt he cash and pick something out that is more professional level.