This week’s prompt was titled “Speed” and was open for interpretation:
Well, it had to happen sometime — this is my least favorite shot that I’ve done for the challenge so far. I initially was trying to get a rear curtain sync shot to get a “speed trail” behind Cruz, but that turned out to be a lot more challenging than I expected, mostly because driving the remote control car at the same time as I was trying to take that shot was tricky. I then had the idea to composite all of my shots together, which sorta worked, but I think it could be better. Unfortunately, I ran out of time to spend on it this week.
Things I’d do differently next time:
- Different background — I was initially envisioning that the oak floor would provide a hint of a “racetrack”, but it ended up that the yellow in the wood made the speed trails for Cruz really hard to see. Next time I’d go for a solid black or solid white backdrop.
- More consistent lighting — because I wasn’t initially planning the composite, each of the shots had different lighting angles, camera settings, etc. It was really tricky to balance all of these in post.
- Maybe have someone else drive the car?
Anyways, that’s why I’m doing the challenge! If every shot comes out perfect I never learn anything. On to next week!
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