September 11, 2012 at 9:16 am #14197
I have a railway line near my home, where we frequently go to shoot mountains and other landscapes views, one day we decided to shoot the train running above 160 kmph, we placed our tripod perpendicular to the railway line around 5-7 meters away, we tried shooting it at varying shutter speed, shot looks good in the camera LCD, but when the same image is seen on the computer’s monitor, a degree of blur is seen.
Please tell me the range of shutter speeds, within which I can shoot the action frozen shot of highspeed train?
PS: I am using shutter priority.September 11, 2012 at 9:24 am #14211
Start with 1/320 sec. and increase the shutter-speed till you see no motion-blur on the picture scaled to 100%. I doubt any photographer would need a scientific calculator to photograph such a situation :)September 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm #14349
Last October @ inaugural Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix Race, A Photographer using D800 suggested me use shutter speed of 1/500 or more faster to capture fast moving shots.
The faster the shutter speed (e.g. 1/2000 of a second), the less light gets to the camera sensor. The longer the shutter is open (e.g. 1/25 of a second) the more light gets to the sensor.
Shutter speeds of around 1/2000 will make the time stand still & A slower shutter speed such as 1/25 will blur the image.
Try & Respond with your results. I’m pretty sure you’ll nail it this time.September 13, 2012 at 10:23 am #14472
Thank you all for addressing the question.
I am doing the same thing suggested by all of you, the issue is after taking the shot, everything looks good on the camera LCD, but after going home, when the same images are seen on the big monitor, train looks blur.
I hope you understand its not possible to go back to home after taking every shot and see the result immediately. I’ll have to rely upon the calculations, so that we can simply go there, wait for the train to come, shoot with calculated settings, and get the desired shot. That is why I mentioned train’s estimated speed and the distance between tripod and railway.
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