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#1 Hezi Ben-Ari

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 02:21 PM

Hi

 

I tried something different, shooting bicycles with a very  wide angle lens. 

Here are some examples

 

 

 

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Canon 30D and sigma 10-20 lens

 

What do you think, is this kind of lens suitable for the job?



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 02:43 PM

If you use a faster speed to keep your subject "still" and get in close from good angles, yes, it looks unique and amazing.

Usually the best angle is... from down low.

 

For example, this is me laying down on the dirt here:

 

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Capturing these:

 

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:16 PM

Bill, it looks to me like you may have come close to becoming "part" of the race.  Scary! :o



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 01:08 AM

Great shots Bill, puts the viewer right into the scene, love it!

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:18 AM

That's the power of the ultra-wide angle lens, get close enough, and it makes things very interesting and lively :)



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:32 AM

I might have to pick one up for shooting rodeo's, could result in some dramatic bull riding captures being low to the ground if a close up presents itself!

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 04:54 AM

Bill Amayzing photos. You sure brave to get that close. Can you please give some technical details about the shoot
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Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:08 PM

Bill Amayzing photos. You sure brave to get that close. Can you please give some technical details about the shoot
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Thank you very much Hezi!

Sure, I'll gladly give you some info:

 

The first photo was taken with the following settings:

 

Focal Length: 12mm
Focus Mode: AF-C ( Continuous a.k.a. Full Time Servo - Ai Servo @ Canon )
AF-Area Mode: 3D Tracking
Aperture: f/8
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering: Spot ( had the sun in front of me, the cars were mostly backlit, so had to use spot to have the inner side exposed right )
ISO Sensitivity: 400

The ISO was set at 400 to give me fast shutter speeds in order to always freeze the passing cars no matter their speed and the color of the car and the lighting conditions changes from the moving clouds.

f/8 was used to have a deep depth of field so most of the scene would be in focus, and I'd also get the sharpest image from the lens.
I was trying to have the camera focus on the car's front bumper as it was approaching me, so the camera would try to keep the front part as the focus point, so I could get the whole car in focus in every shot.



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