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and Motorsport photos that are better than mine


For the next month, i am going to try something.
Post a good photo a day, shot with a 50mm lens.
most will be shot with a Canon 1Dmk1 (4mp) so they will be almost straight out of Camera, and shot with either a 50mm f1.8 or 50mm f2.5 macro lens.
Im going to try and stick to manual exposure, and manual focus too.
Post will be done in Photoshop, with the Nik plugins.

Feel free to comment on any or all of them (and be honest, if you think they are crap - tell me !)

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They are protected by Australian Copyright Laws, and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of Echo63/JBC Photography. Copyright JBC Photography 2011
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Current Residence: Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Earth
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Favourite photographer: Ichiro Nagata, Shelby Chan,Reinhard Klein and the McKlein rally crew, Robyn Feaver and Easton Chang
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LeahyC Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch mate great rally pics must have been fun.
echo63 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
No worries,
Thanks for the comment on the rally pics, its one of the things i Love shooting, walking miles out into the forest, looking for the perfect spot, relaxing, and just firing a few frames as the car slides around the corner.
LeahyC Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Sound like a great day!
StachRogalski Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Checked out your shots on the wests site! very well done mate :) lots of wide action across the skies of Perth :).
AaronBondarenko Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009   Photographer
Hey dude!

Saw your shots on Catchfence and my god you have some awesome shots man

do you have proper branded lenses or 3rd party (Sigma, Tamron etc) because your pans are stupidly sharp.. Any advice you can give a keen bean? :D

Cheers brother,
echo63 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional Photographer

for the V8 supercar stuff (last weekend) i was using a Pair of Canon 1dm2n Bodies, Canon 400mm f2.8LIS lens, Canon 70-200 f2.8LIS Lens, and Canon 1.4 and 2x converters.

the Safari Rally was shot with the same bodies, and Canon 70-200 f2.8LIS, and 16-35 f2.8L Lenses, and Canon 1.4x Converter.

the Older stuff is shot with Varying lenses, mostly a Sigma 70-200 f2.8 with a Sigma 2x Converter.

it doesnt really matter what lens you use, i have seen some awesome shots with really basic gear, although Image Stabilising helps a lot.

Better gear works better though, you dont have to work around its problems
(my first lens was a canon 75-300 that focused really slowly, had to prefocus, and snap the shot as the car came into focus)

Practice really helps too.
I have probably spent 2 weekends a month at the track, for the past three years, so i know where the good spots are, where the best light is at different times of day etc too.

hope this helps
Hateclaw Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
damn... i love your pictures --> watch :P

sorry for all this favin' , but your work is really really good
echo63 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
thanks :)

you got some cool stuff in your gallery too (i really like the AK)
wish we could own stuff like that here (even an airsoft one would be fun)

can still collect knives though (50sumthing spyderco's and counting)
Hateclaw Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
my ak is a real one, but disarmed, and the ammunition is also disarmed, fired and just headed with a new projectile...
the gun laws in germany are verry hard
i like knives, too

thanks for your comments
noodle3-d Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009   General Artist
Really super photography! ^^
echo63 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Enhancer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Wonderful gallery, you're an accomplished photographer. You take the pictures I wish I could.
echo63 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
thank you
practice is the only thing separating my work from anyone elses.

i have been shooting motorsport for three years now, getting to as many events as i can, shooting till there is nothing left, or i have no card space left. I am now an image bender/photographic assistant, and go to the track to relax, i treat it like a game of golf, trying to get that one perfect shot, a hole in one.
sometimes i get one, or even three or four (they are the pics that appear here) but i do throw a lot of images away, from the 600 i shot saturday, only 200 meet my standards for sale, but im only really happy with 10 or so.
whenever you look at a photographers work, remember you are only seeing the very best they have (although my gallery goes back a few years and you can see the evolution)
AM32GD Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
thank u for adding me to ur watch
andyrogerson Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hi Ben,

I'll be doing a lot of photography of motorsport not too far into the future and would like some advice. I've got some camera setting noted in my head (shutter speed: 1/100 or less; ISO 100-200; aperture: approx. f10) but would like to know whether any filters are used and any gear needed on location.

Thanks! :)
echo63 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional Photographer
i generally use Shutter Priority (TV on canon Sv on nikon)
i generally change shutter speed depending on the lens im using, where im using it, and how steady i am holding the camera, i generally use speeds from 1/30 to 1/400 most of the time i am around the 1/125 - 1/250 range though.

ISO - use whatever iso you need to, yesterday was a arvo/night meet, so i used 100 during the day, 400 as it was getting dark, and 1600/3200 when it was dark

I use a monopod when im shooting, generally just to take the weight of the lens/camera i am using, even a 70-200 gets heavy after an hour or so
I sometimes use a polarising filter, although they eat 1-2 stops of light so they are only really any good in full sun

hope this helps
andyrogerson Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! I was between Program, Shutter priority, and Manual modes. I've found there are no real ISO noise problems on the 450D so I'll probably go for ISO 100 (or if things go cloudy then auto 100-400).
echo63 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Photographer
no worries, glad i could help

just a few basic rules of thumb

tyre blur looks nice on cars, at minimum, try and keep your shutter speed around the same as the cars speed (1/320 for 300kph etc) also, with longer lenses (200mm + try and keep your shutter speed around the same as your focal length to avoid camera shake (300mm = 1/300 etc)

i know these two seem to be at odds with each other, but the aim is to try and keep your shutter speed low enough to get the wheels/background slightly blurred (or a lot blurred) whilst being able to follow the vehicle and keep the camera steady enough to get sharp images.
i generally start shooting around 1/250 for 10mins of practice/qualifying to get me warmed up, then i start dropping the shutter speed, every 3-5 shots i will have a look, and see how im going, if more than half are to soft to be useable, i wind the shutter speed up a bit, if they are still good, i drop it a little till i find that sweet spot, where i can get good results

one last thing, straight on or 3/4 shots need a higher shutter speed than side on pans, pans work best if you snap the shutter as the car is travelling past you at 90 degrees, much outside that and the front or back start to get blurred

there is some good tutorials on the canon digital forum
Motorsport talk subforum [link]
Motorsports hints tips and tutorials [link]
Motorsports photo sharing section [link]
this forum is a great resource for canon owners, you can pick the most stupid, obscure question, post it on the forum, and they will try and help you.
also try [link] its an aussie motorsport photgraphy forum. we have a few members from around the world, but most of us are in australia. Its a friendly bunch of people who love motorsport and taking photos of it
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svarci Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:s!
echo63 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
no worries, you do great work, and i only favorite stuff that i think is better than mine
Niechwiadowicz Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
thx for comments :)

visit :)
undertech Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008   Photographer
your drift shots are really awesome!

keep the good pics coming :D
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