HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Photography Stuff

Go down 
AuthorMessage
angryman
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 28
Join date : 2010-01-20
Location : Everywhere....maybe even behind you

PostSubject: Photography Stuff   Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:27 pm

Ever wondered how to a certain photo was created?

Ever taken a photo and wondered why it didnt come out as planned?

Want to know how to achieve a particular effect when taking that special shot?

Well....ask away. I dont have all the answers, but who know, I might me able to help you out.

_________________
www.angrymanphotography.com.au
Back to top Go down
http://www.angrymanphotography.com.au
TassieSuperSedan
Admin
avatar

Posts : 124
Join date : 2009-11-15
Age : 30
Location : Hobart

PostSubject: Re: Photography Stuff   Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:45 am

I have for you Jarrod....
Years ago I brought a couple photos from a photographer on the minaland, and they had a real 'speed' effect to them. What I mean is the photo of the car was all there, but the car appeared to have speed streaks so to speak behind it, making it appear to be going super fast.

How do you acheive this effect? I have tried before but failed miserably.

_________________
Hope in our hearts and dreams in our heads
Back to top Go down
http://www.tassiesupersedan.com
angryman
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 28
Join date : 2010-01-20
Location : Everywhere....maybe even behind you

PostSubject: Re: Photography Stuff   Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:37 pm

Without seing the photos, I can only assume how this was done.

Generally, an untouched (as in original) photo wont have these trails. It is possible to get light trails in photos, but from your description, it sounds like the whole car is blurring behind.

When you take a photo of a car in motion, and to capture the motion, you need the shutter speed open for slightly longer than you would normally do. A fast shutter speed will snap the action, and freeze the background. The only true way to blur the background and keep the car sharp is a technique called panning. This is where you leave the shutter open a bit longer, and follow the car. If you manage to pull it off (its tricky) then the car will be pin sharp and the background will blur. This is because, as far as the camera was concerned, the car stayed in the same part of the lens, while the background moved. Such as this photo:

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

As you can see, there are no trails behind the car.

If there are trails behind the car, then its likely been photoshopped. The most common way to do this is to seperate the car and background in photoshop, and motion blur the background. Because the car is excluded, it stays sharp, but parts of it will be used by the computer to generate the blur. It basically takes the whole picture, and smudges it to the right slightly. You will end up with an effect like this:

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Its generally frowned upon by pro photographers, but its a way of adding more motion to a photo when you failed to capture it at the time you took the photo, or to increase the illusion of speed.

Its also possible to take a completely static image like this parked car:

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

and do the same effect using the above techniques in photoshop

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

To the unsuspecting, you might think it was a photo of marcus in full flight, but no matter how good you are at photoshop, there are always tell tale signs that its been altered.

The best thing to do, is practice, practice and practice until you can nail a panning shot.

_________________
www.angrymanphotography.com.au
Back to top Go down
http://www.angrymanphotography.com.au
number14

avatar

Posts : 39
Join date : 2009-11-22

PostSubject: Photography Stuff   Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:15 am

Hi Angryman & looking at your pictures are spot on for sure......I will however give Damon his dues as well....To sum it up with out you guys capturing the images, speedway most likely would be be suffering for sure........well done guys.....
Back to top Go down
angryman
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 28
Join date : 2010-01-20
Location : Everywhere....maybe even behind you

PostSubject: Re: Photography Stuff   Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:40 am

Absolutely, Damon has done a great job in lifting the profile of the sport with his website and photos. Credit where credit is due....

However, I'm not sure where Damon comes into the above question, seeing as they were bought off a mainland photographer Neutral

_________________
www.angrymanphotography.com.au
Back to top Go down
http://www.angrymanphotography.com.au
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Photography Stuff   

Back to top Go down
 
Photography Stuff
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Tasmanian Speedway Forums :: Sponsor Information :: Angryman Photography-
Jump to: