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    Top Fuelers Help !!!!

    hey all
    im shooting at the wsid summer nationals starting on friday and i havent had to much much experince at it well none realy and i barley ever use manual... whats the easiet way to work out what iso and stuff i should be using ?
    there is a picture attached of where ill be shooting from the settings im mostly looking for are for night time pics .... another question i assumed the no flash would be allowed but i was going though some pics from other people and some have used flash is there a specfic rule ?

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    Is that Willowbank in QLD? If it is then you can use a flash there, I've been there and people have been flashing away with their point n shoot camera's, hoping to god that they've captured something ..lol
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    lol
    close but its western sydney lol
    yeh im hoping flash is allowed would make it easier but who knows

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    Luke,
    can't say for sure abut flash, you will need to check with the officials on the night.

    As for settings, hard to say, the light looks like it is pretty good, but would guess that you will need to be up around 800 iso and as wide as your lens will let you if you can't use flash.

    I would be around 1/40th - 1/50th shutter speed and adjust the aperture and ISO to get your exposure correct. How are your panning skills.
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    thanks
    umm yeh a little bit of panning skills im practicing nearly every day at the moment to try

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    At WSID your wasting your time using a flash, you won't be close enough for it to be useful.

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    What sort of lens are you planning to shoot these with ??
    I hope it has plenty of length
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfart View Post
    At WSID your wasting your time using a flash, you won't be close enough for it to be useful.

    I thik Luke said in an earlier post that he will actually be track side, so flash should be of if allowed

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    yeh im shooting trackside.
    im thinking of using the sigma 10-20mm for the trackside pictures

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    panning skills wont really help fom up there. maybe a few longer exposure shots would be cool as top fuellers generally have flames showing for the whole track.

    oh and if you want to know if flash is alound trackside...look a the photo haha. you have captured your answer.
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    hey ronald thanks for the help ... i was showing the picture to show you's the light i will be trackside exactly where the flash is going off

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    would be aiming to get the shutter speed as high as you could, which would mean a high ISO setting and increased noise. If your just starting to learn panning i would recommend starting at higher shutter speeds( 1/500th as an example, but you might not be able to archive this due to the light available) then with more confidence bring it down lower. Some good shots to use the flash with would be at the startline as the fuellers launch and would agree with taking some longer length lenses as well, the 55-200mm or 50-500mm and don't forget the ear plugs!

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    Hi Luke,

    How do you get a trackside pass? as that would interest me as well.
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