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Old 04-24-2014, 10:54 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Firefighter1019 View Post
Ok so I was shooting on a tripod with sun behind me.

(Fstop f/9) (ISO-100) (shutter 1/200)

Remainder of my photos are completely fine. Started with the smoke puff maybe 15-20 feet later No blur no exhaust fumes just clear clean shot. Except for the lead engine being head on camera which is the reason I didnt submit that one.
F8 and be there...

Try to strive for F8 and 1/400 as the slowest shutter speed for moving stuff. Up your ISO to get there, if you have any sort of modern DSLR, it should be able to handle it. I try to do 1/500 or faster when I can.

F9? Why? No need, F8 is sufficient for a shot like that
ISO 100? Why?
1/200? Why, too slow. That's motion blur, not exhaust blur.

ISO 200 or better, coupled with F8 will give you the ability to go for a faster shutter speed, which is what you need
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