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      11-21-2008, 10:14 PM   #1
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DSLR owners: favorite setting for shooting moving objects?

What is your favorite manual setting for shooting moving objects?
I just bought a DSLR, and Im having hard time adjusting the setting.
I took a basic photography class in college, but I honestly forgot a lot of it.
Im currently playing around with ISO, aperture and shutter speed accordingly, but countless combinations are giving me a headache.

You don't have to tell me exact setting by numbers but in general..


fast moving objects(insects, cars) in dark/light areas?

slow moving objects(animals, wind-moved objects) in dark/light areas?
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      11-21-2008, 10:55 PM   #2
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What is your favorite manual setting for shooting moving objects?
I just bought a DSLR, and Im having hard time adjusting the setting.
I took a basic photography class in college, but I honestly forgot a lot of it.
Im currently playing around with ISO, aperture and shutter speed accordingly, but countless combinations are giving me a headache.

You don't have to tell me exact setting by numbers but in general..


fast moving objects(insects, cars) in dark/light areas?

slow moving objects(animals, wind-moved objects) in dark/light areas?
Well.. fast moving cars, ie race cars; you need a relatively slow shutter speed less then 1/80ish and f/4.0 or slower... This of course is to produce nice speed "blurrr..."

If your playing with 3 variables then your probably over whelming your skills. You must understand the basics and practice, practice, and practice some more...

So next time you go out shooting, make a note of the three settings and change one of the three at a time and observe the results. Once you get an understanding of what f stop you need to get a good exposure you'll know how to adjust your shutter and ISO. Or if your know what shutter speed you need for the shot, then you'll have to play with the f stop and ISO.

Here are a few of my panning shots. Panning is basically "dragging" you shutter speed as slow as possible while your following a moving object to achieve a blurr background.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...hlight=mosport
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      11-22-2008, 09:50 AM   #3
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Depends on my photo.

Panning, ISO 50 usually around f/8-f11 and seeing if I can yield a shutter speed of about 1/30

Static fast objects, ISO 800 at f/2.8 or f/1.8 if I can.
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      11-28-2008, 01:05 AM   #4
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Shutter priority is the way to go.
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