Photograph Car and Edit - using D40 and CS3

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Kardashian, May 8, 2007.

  1. Kardashian macrumors 68020


    Sep 4, 2005
    Hey Guys!

    I want to photograph a friends car for a project and give the impression its moving quite quickly, maye by blurring the back end of the car and the background.

    The driver cannot drive very quickly as there's a 40MPH speed limit.

    What settings can be done, or effects in Photoshop, to make it seem like the car is zooming past its surroundings?

    Thanks People :D
  2. 2ndPath macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2006
    The first thing which comes to mind is to use long exposure times when shooting the pictures. This would already blurr the image of the car and thus give the impression of high speed.
  3. 2ndPath macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2006
    Using the panning might be not so easy to do as you need a constant movement of the camera with the car. If you want to do it in Photoshop, you could take a normal picture of the car without to much motion blur. In Photoshop select everything except the car and add some motion blur. The you could select the wheels of the car and add some radial blur to let them look like they are rotating at a high speed.

    That said, I am not a Photoshop or Image manipulation expert. I am sure there are people around here who would know better.

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