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  1. #1
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    Aug 2006

    How do you do that?

    I've seen pictures where people say they setup "rigs". Or to make moving shots when the car is still, like the wheels will be moving and everything as if the car is in motion, but it's actually still. Anyone know how to do this? Here's an example of what I'm talking about.

  2. #2
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    Jul 2004
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    Motion blur in PhotoShop.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2006
    Cincinnati, Ohio.
    hey.. another thing, it doesn't look like he is still either- his RPMs look like he's idling and the shot is long exposure, so the car IS moving, just at a *REALLY* slow speed. Idle speed. Less than five miles per hour. He's probably in a parking lot of a closed store. the exposure was probably set at 1 second or hreater.. my guess would be 1 second, but i could be wrong.

    Motion blur in photoshop would achieve the same thing, but if he did thath, there'd be no need to have his engine actually running as you can see from the tach. and his speed isn't at 0 either.
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  4. #4
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    Sep 2006
    seems to be engine on
    0 speed on the speedometer, or just near?
    about 1,200 rpm on the tachometer, which is above idle 800rpm
    wheels turning ?

    Last edited by Riley; 09-27-2006 at 02:06 PM.

  5. #5
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    Jun 2006
    Front curtain + long exposure would be my guess. The camera is probably mounted via a rig. You can see that the parking light is on, so what he did was most likely fire off the camera, dropped the parking breaks, and started turning in circles. As for why you don't see the needles moving, it's probably because he turned off the dashboard lights.

    Edit: Actually.. you can see the tach needle move a little.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Kitchener, ONT, Canada
    Photography Monthly just had an article about how shots like this are done, specifically about Lotus and their latest car brochure pictures.

    The Lotus photographer used 15 second exposures, and a guy pushing the car slowly across the parking lot.... and then 8 hours or something of PS work to remove the rigging, etc.
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  7. #7
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    Aug 2006
    Melbourne Australia
    or you can buy a suction camera mount and a remote shutter release for the camera and actually get the shot on the move, like all the shots you see in car mags
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  8. #8
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    May 2006
    The mitten state
    suction cup would put a little fear in me. I think I was Manfrotto had one that clipped on the window.
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