car mount for long exposure driving

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by maddagascar, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. maddagascar macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2009
    anybody know if they make any of those? or is the best bet to just have someone hold it really steady....

    i was maybe thinking about a gorilla pod since its portable and small, but don't know if they make any designated car mounts for cameras...thanks!
  2. emorydunn macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2006
    Austin Texas
    You can get car mounts, I've used one before for shooting video. They have a tripod mount on them so you can attach a tripod plate to your camera. I wasn't the one who found the car mount so I'm not sure which one we had, but as far as I know they are somewhat expensive.

    You should check with any local photo/ video gear rental shops, they'll probably have one you can rent or help you figure out where to buy one.

    But, a quick Google search turned up this:
  3. jampat macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2008
    Are you shooting long exposures while actually driving? Or driving somewhere and then using your car as a tripod? A long exposure while driving will make a clear picture of the inside of the car and a mess outside (as basically everything is changing. You could just take the picture of the dash while stopped, then have someone handhold the camera while driving (then just crop and stretch the blurry outside shot to fill the dash pic).

    Before you invest a lot in a mount, have someone hand hold and see if the shots come out as you envision. The mount can make shots slightly better, but I suspect if you are shooting while driving you will have difficulty getting something stiff enough to prevent relative motion between the camera and car.
  4. jeffy.dee-lux macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2003
    probably talking about time lapse, not long exposure.
  5. wheezy macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2005
    Alpine, UT
    How about this?


    :p Vincet Laforet is using that for another video for Canon. Man how I would love to have access to just about anything rad on equipment.
  6. hank-b macrumors member


    Apr 29, 2008
    I've used a Manfrotto Super Clamp (attached to the headrest) before for in-car time-lapse films.

    - HB
  7. maddagascar thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2009
    haha, that is pretty cool. even the benz looks like some incognito vehicle.

    but i was talking about like, just driving on a nice city street and have your exposure setting to 10seconds to get a blur, but everything inside will be still. so that means driving on a smooth road and stuff, or even doing this in daytime.

    i saw a really good photo of a guy in b&w color and he was very still in the left side mirror while the outside was blurred.

    and not to sure what a time lapse is, besides the name speaking for
  8. davegregory macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2009
    Burlington, Ontario

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