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Ka Yee Ella Kwan

How to take Go-Kart pictures?

I've just got a chance to take indoor go-kart pictures. It's my first time taking this type of photos. When I took the photos, I tried not to freeze the kart since I want to show it's speed. I used a slow shutter speed and rear sync with my flash, pending with the kart.

However, the result is not too good. I think the flash is not powerful enough to "freeze" the kart. The kart is not too "solid". I later on thought that I should use a higher ISO to increase its power.

I am not sure if I should use continuous focus with pending? Or I shouldn't even pend with the kart. Just use rear sync flash.

I hope I can take better photos next time. I would be very appreciate if someone can give me some suggestion.

Thank you.

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9/19/2005 8:35:15 PM

Buddy Purugganan   Most AF cameras have a "Sports" mode program which can be useful---with the slow shutter speed & some PANNING which sometimes requires a REAL SLOW PACE eventually you'll get that photo. Use a zoom lens if possible and ISO 200, not 100. I took a pic of my friend aboard his mountain bike outdoors, sans flash---REAL chickenfeed! The blur was wonderful and he was 'caught' hammering---Try to bracket too and you won't MISS the chance!

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9/23/2005 1:24:21 AM

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