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Rig Shot w NEX-7

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by jton, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. jton

    jton TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jun 19, 2012
    AlexsGC4RigShot_zpsaf0fb5bd.

    Here were my settings for that shot.
    NEX-7 w/ SEL1855
    18mm (27mm equivalent)
    circular polarizer
    f/22
    3.2 exposure time
    ISO 100
    timer drive mode (IR remote battery died)


    Before shot

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    Outside shot of set up

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  2. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Did you follow the car with the camera? Always was interested in how to get the car sharp in this case... Just hope on your luck?
     
  3. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
  4. ErickSaint

    ErickSaint TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 27, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    Erick
    Nice work. These type of shots always intrigue me. How is the shutter triggered with these rigs? Guessing via remote, or are they on a intervalometer?
     
  5. jton

    jton TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jun 19, 2012
    Thanks guys. I edited the first post with a before shot and outside shot.

    Here were my settings for that shot.
    NEX-7 w/ SEL1855
    18mm (27mm equivalent)
    circular polarizer
    f/22
    3.2 exposure time
    ISO 100
    timer drive mode (IR remote battery died)

    I was using the NEX-7 because I got to my shoot location and forgot a CF card for my 5D. So I made the most of the light by shooting with the NEX7 until I had a CF card brought out to me. :)

    Here's a shot with the 5D MKII and 16-35mm f/2.8

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  6. ErickSaint

    ErickSaint TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 27, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    Erick
    I saw the first post that was linked here with the rig pics. That's a cool setup. I know a few guys that would love pics like this done for their rides. Great work in post too, would never know the rig was there without seeing the before and after shots.
     
  7. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Just an idea Jimmy, why not do it without any light (at night time I mean)? :)



    Here's a shot I took at my local CBD... I suppose it's a rig shot too, but my rig was a tripod strapped onto the back seat and the shot is of the interior.

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    (f11, 4.0sec, ISO400)

    I can imagine that a shiny black car might even reflect the streaky lights too. I'd like to try this myself but I haven't got a rig like yours. An attachment that protrudes beyond the car body is also illegal over here, so I'll probably get a ticket if I tried to do it on the CBD where the lights are...
     
  8. ErickSaint

    ErickSaint TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 27, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    Erick
  9. jton

    jton TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jun 19, 2012
    Lights are all around us ;) I wanted to maximize the magic hour since we were shooting out on the country side with no street lamps. I have done a few rig shoots at night. I couldn't get away with using the rig on a busy street but theres a lot to be said and unseen when things get blurry.

    The distance traveled for these rig shots are only a few yards, no more than five yards. The first pic below was an 8 sec exposure and the travel was about two yards as it can be seen by the background.

    ErickSaint, my rig set up cost me roughly $1100 USD. That's including my employee discount through Manfrotto for their components. Here's the DIY rig thread on photographyonthe.net Official Automotive Rigs - DIY Thread - Canon Digital Photography Forums

    Here are a few rig shoots at night. I love parking garages :)

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    AustinRigShot-3_zpsd59cfed8.
    AustinRigShot_zpsb4f59ff3.
     
  10. jton

    jton TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jun 19, 2012
    I also did a rig shoot with a 2012 Subaru WRX last week where I used a LED flash light to paint the car. I haven't started the post editing on it yet. But that I used the 5D MKIII on that shoot.
     
  11. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Cool shots. It would be fun to put one of those on my Mini.
     
  12. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Really cool night shots all of them!

    ... but this one's got me stumped?!?? He's not actually drifting is he? :confused:

    AustinRigShot-2_zps3d7d263d.

    Is he really or did you superimpose a parked shot and radial blurred the wheels in photoshop?? :eek:

    Either way, that's great work...
     
  13. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    New England
    I think he said he's using really long exposure times, and the car is moving only a few feet. Even just a partial revolution of the tire would be enough to cause the motion blur over a long exposure.

    I like em. Wouldn't mind trying to do that with my daughter's 2000 GT LTD, but I don't have the skills (Nor probably the $/tools/time) to make the rig.
     
  14. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Very cool, love the pics.
     
  15. jton

    jton TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jun 19, 2012
    Yeah, this shot was done the same way as the others. With the wheel turned, the distance travel from a radial point is greater than that of a straight line. So the lights get exaggerated with streaks to create this effect. The Honda Fit traveled no more than 5 yards to achieve this. I just need to be careful of not making it look like he's running into the way.
     
  16. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Ahh ok I see it now, the car is in fact turning to the right. For some reason I thought it was turning (drifting) to the left, with the front wheels on opposite lock. :)
     
  17. jton

    jton TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jun 19, 2012
    Yeah, drift shots are more difficult. They cause a lot of vibration to the rig and put the camera and rig at risk. But there are risk takers out there that will do whatever it takes to get the shot. I'll hold off on that for now :)