Thanks Seth, nice to hear from an equally skilled shooter, you should give photoscape a go -pretty easy to pick up and give the pics a little extra :)
A couple of recent (unedited pics) http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa466/HagbardCeline46/GT5_November/8224ea2c.jpg http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa466/HagbardCeline46/GT5_November/f1a6f793.jpg http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa466/HagbardCeline46/GT5_November/b6929cf2.jpg http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa466/HagbardCeline46/GT5_November/cc3605fa.jpg
^ I'll take you up on that I think I'm reasonably qualified ;)
First thing I'd say is you do have a good eye for a pic, there are some nice compositions in there, to me this is one of the most important things.
Where your pics may seem lacking compared to others seems to me to be more technical details like shutter speed, panning mode and f-number(depth of field/focus). So with a little practice you should be getting some really sharp good looking photos.
This was my fave: http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x345/Blitz4532/Drift%20Pics/FujiSpeedwayF_1.jpg
It's well composed, gives a great sense of action and speed. But again lacks a little sharpness. Here's a similar style pic from my albums http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa466/HagbardCeline46/Drift%20Project/CircuitodeMadrid_3.jpg
Note how it's focused on the front of the car, and then the focus fades aiding the sense of speed to the pic.
I'd be more than happy to provide some technical pointers as I think you'll probably end up with some really good drift pics :) --- http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa466/HagbardCeline46/Retro/90a35517.jpg 512BB @Eiger
Blitz4532 Posted 11/4/2011 5:35:34 PM
That's the sort of coaching I'm after. I tend to focus mainly on shutter speed, I barely even touch f-number. I had a feeling I had a way to go, but it's good to know that I at least do something right. --- I am the Stig
Glad you took it the right way mate, here's a couple of 'photo essays' for you to try and report back with results..........
Lesson one Action shot: Objective to shoot an action pic at distance
Focal length: 500mm Pan mode: 1 F No: 1.4-5.0 Shutter speed: 1/60-250
Lesson two Action Shot: Objective to catch a moment of a race in deatil
Focal length: 35mm Pan mode: 2 or 3 F No: 1.4 Shutter speed: 1/60-250
Tips for both, focus first on where you wish to draw the eye, then compose the pic. Try to imagine what you wish to achieve with a pic before taking it. Less is more. --- http://i52.tinypic.com/qx40m0.png