Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Jcolman, Apr 20, 2008.
just finished building it. Used the wife's car for a test subject.
Now that I have another camera I can throw my D50 on one and I've been trying to find some good tips
Here's an unretouched shot
I'll have to shoot some shots later of the attached rig but basically it's a square tube mounted to the hood with two industrial suction cups.
i still have some issues with a little camera bounce but I can fix that.
I'd have such a hard time trusting my gear to two suction cups.
no supercar no care
that's probably why he was doing 5mph in a saturn instead of 5000mph in the supercar
I wonder how a long exposure night shot would look using this. does the rig wobble at all? I think it would look pretty cool with the wheels all blurred and tons of light streaks in the background
You'd need a serious fast lens. Because I should think even the smallest bit of wobble on an exposure over 2 seconds would ruin the pic.
more solid rigs use 2-3 poles to reduce camera shake. another way to minimize shake is to pop the car in neutral before the shutter is release and let momentum keep the car in motion; this reduces the amount of shake with throttle response and engine vibration. some people have the engine off, car in neutral, and people pushing it from the rear.
That depends more on the ambient lighting I used a .5 second exposure for the test shots.
I was walking along side with my hand on the camera strap. The suction cups were quite strong and never showed any signs of letting go.
That's my next goal. I just need to find the time to do it.
too bad its raining right now
at least it is in carrboro
Damn I need to do this
im gonna try building one of these when i get back home after graduation.
I was referring to a night situation like planb said.
These are great rigs if you want to spend $900. I've got about $160 in mine so far.
Thats is awesome man, good job.
If you need some help on parts for the ol' Saturn let me know. I manage two saturn parts departments.
Thanks. I'm in the garage now working on improving it. I'll post some pics of the rig when I'm finished.
If I saw this coming down the street I'd be like