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Hey guys this may be a vague topic, but the other day i got a new camera, a panasonic lumix fz28, and it has a lot of feature for a digital camera. I'm still getting used to it. I wash wondering a couple things. What settings should I put my camera on for taking good rolling shots on the highway? And what settings should I put my camera on for close-up shots of my car or regular shots for like a photoshoot? Thanks.
 

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no offense but that doesn't really help much. I was looking for something more like what settings or mode to put my camera in for those different types of shots I stated.
 

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Hello Brian - there's an excellent resource on photographing show cars as well as other types of vehicles here:<p><A HREF="http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=70290" TARGET="_blank">http://photography-on-the.net/...70290</A><p>I've been a member of that forum for a couple of years and the members are extremely helpful. When I have time later I'll try to give you a more thorough answer. I am not familiar with the Panasonic, but for the "rolling shoots" you want to use a shutter that you can pan with if you are shooting the car as it rolls by.<p>Specifically, if you use something around 1/100 sec and pan with the car as it crosses your field of view, you should freeze most of the car, but the background will be blurred since the shutter speed will not be fast enough to freeze it as you move the camera. - Stu<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bpray9223</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey guys this may be a vague topic, but the other day i got a new camera, a panasonic lumix fz28, and it has a lot of feature for a digital camera. I'm still getting used to it. I wash wondering a couple things. What settings should I put my camera on for taking good rolling shots on the highway? And what settings should I put my camera on for close-up shots of my car or regular shots for like a photoshoot? Thanks.</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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The rule of thumb for rolling shots is to put your shutter speed at aroud the speed the car is travelling.<p>Exemple: you following a car at 40 mph...put your shutter speed to 1/40 and hope for a decent road condition and try to be as steady as possible to get the car as sharp as possible.<p>By the way, you don't need to travel at 100mph to get great rolling shots, a lower shutter speed will be just as good.<p>As you probably know, you'll need to be in some sort of manual or shutter priority mode to do that.<p>Good luck.
 

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Pascal offers some good advice, and I'm going to piggy back on that a bit <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p>I don't know what focal length lenses you are using, but to minimize the hazard of camera shake (unless you are using a tripod or have lenses with IS or VR) - you want your shutter speed to at least match the FL. For example, if you are using a 135mm lens, your shutter speed should be at least 1/125 second.<p>That is also a very good suggestion about being in either MANUAL exposure or some sort of Shutter Priority where <B>YOU </B><I></I>lock in the specific shutter. <p>In "P" mode or AV you won't know what shutter speed the camera will select until it's too late. If it selects too fast a shutter, all movement will be frozen and you will have lost any sense of motion. Too slow a speed and everything will have some blur. This can be good for rolling shots, but YOU want to be selective and not leave it up to the camera. - Stu
 

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Brian - I dont' know if you can see the photos on this site, but if you scroll through the posts you can see some beautiful panning shots of some great looking machines. <p><A HREF="http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=325181" TARGET="_blank">http://photography-on-the.net/...25181</A>
 

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Here are some more current panning shots complete with EXIF information annotated at the bottom of each photo:<p><A HREF="http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=695496" TARGET="_blank">http://photography-on-the.net/...95496</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sapearl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't know what focal length lenses you are using,</TD></TR></TABLE><p>For rolling shot, you will need a wide lens, example: 10-20 mm or the wider on a kit DSLR lens (18-55) will do the job. It will give you the look you want + it will be much easier to keep the shot steady. When you are on a zoom, your amplifying the vibrations. <p>Btw, by rolling shot, I mean driving along (close to) another car and taking shots. Not shooting a car from the sidelines and panning along with it (ex: race track). That would be another setup. <p>Hope it helps.
 

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Here is a link of VW Vortex photo forum about Rolling shots. Some shots are good, others, not so much. Btw, the photo forum of VW Vortex is a great resource.<p><A HREF="http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4026288" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4026288</A>
 
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