Motorway Workshop with Canon

August 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 

It has been nearly 10 years since I last did any form of sports photography. Canon Australia and Camera Pro of Brisbane hosted a motor sports workshop.

Canon was generous and allowed exclusive access to some of its flagship sports photography equipment.

Today I armed myself with the mighty Canon EOS 1DX Mark II (Retailed at $8999) and that in combination with my 70-200 2.8 IS Lens and the monster 400mm 2.8 II IS Lens (Retails at $12 960)

It was an interesting an loud day of shooting. I learned a few new tricks on Sports photography from the host and acclaimed photographer, Mark Horsburgh.

Such as use an insanely slow shutter speed of 1/60 to do panning shots of fast cars. That notion didn't even occur to me, and it was fun and challenging trying to do that with the monster 400mm.

The majority of the photos were taken in Tv mode, set between 1/60 of a second to 1/8000.

ISO 100

White balance set between daylight and cloudy (Where appropriate)

AI Servo

And use low burst and single burst

Couldn't afford to use High burst Machine gun mode, cos I only had a measly 4GB CF card.

Overall it was a great day of shooting, meeting other photographers and playing with some very expensive equipment.

 


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