Help me use my DSLR to shoot auto races
July 29, 2012 9:15 AM Subscribe
I am a rank beginner at photography. Last night I took my DSLR to an auto race and most of my pictures
turned out blurry
exposed or otherwise sucky. Occasionally
I got lucky
. What am I most likely doing wrong, and how can I get better at shooting cars in motion? I'd appreciate your tips or links to online tutorials.
posted by desjardins to sports, hobbies, & recreation (19 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
The camera is a Canon EOS Rebel XS. I only have an 18 -55 mm image stabilizer lens at the moment (that came with the camera) and only the built-in flash. I have a tripod but given the height of the fence and barriers it would have been useless.
I experimented with different modes and shutter speeds and stuff but frankly I was overwhelmed with all the options on the camera. Still shots looked awesome but once anything moved it got frustrating. I'd love to be able to take a shot where the car is in focus but the background is blurred, like this
This was mr. desjardins
' first race, so I'd like to get some better pictures next week.