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    Posted: 29 Jun 2012 at 9:20pm
I guess it was in the Advanced Digital SLR DVD that Karl was talking about shutter speed while taking pictures of dirt bikes going by. It seem like he was setting the shutter speed to the speed of the dirt bikes.

So to day I stop by an area near a freeway and with my trusty Canon set to TV mode, I started taking pictures of cars flying pass. At 1/60 the cars were blurry. At 1/80 a little bit better, but at 1/100 there were in focus. I was just standing at a right angle to the cars and not doing any panning.

Later I did planning and will look over them later. I’m wondering if I’m at a NASCAR or Indy race and the cars are going 220 mph, would I needed to set my shutter speed up to
match, the speed of the race cars? How about an Air Show or for that matter a Soccer game?   

Some much to learn but thanks the fun part of the hobby.

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Hmm interesting fact that you discover. Should try it 1 day if got the chance.

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Let me start again...

I guess the speed of a vehicle does have a relationship with shutter speed, but I really wouldn't worry about working it out for your photography.

In theory you could use a shutter speed of 5 seconds and still get the object to appear stationary or in focus if you panned the camera at the right speed and managed to hold it completely level. 1/60th is about as low as you can go while still keeping focus decent. Assuming you want to have a blurred effect on the background to get the feel of speed, just practice your panning on 1/60th or 1/80th of a second.

If you want everything to be pin sharp and frozen, then use a faster shutter speed of say 1/500th or 1/1000th or faster. All it needs is a little experimentation :)

Good luck

Hope that helps.

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Chris

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Well it seems that a helicopter main rotor blade turns from 250 - 500 RPM.
But of course the tips of the blades are going near the speed of sound. It does seem that I’m able to stop the main rotor at shutter speeds in the 1/30 – 1/60 ranges.
So a bit more testing is in order, but that is the fun part for me.

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speed are not good...............
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Originally posted by myfilmstories

speed are not good...............


I hope you will stop by the forums DSLR Movie Making area. I will be posting stuff from my short time in the film business. Maybe you can add stuff also. Hope to able to get to know you.

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