February has arrived and with it, a new #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER theme for you to go out there and get dirty with. From here on in, we’re going to give you a new theme at the start of the month and publish the results at the end of the same month, just so you have plenty of time to get out there and shoot.
(Above) Warsteiner BMW M1 Pro-Car - Canon EOS 5D MKII, 35mm, 1/10th, f/20
Schubert Motorsport BMW Z4 GT3 - Canon EOS 5D MKII, 40mm, 1/20th, f/10
As you can tell from the title, this month’s theme is all about dropping your shutter speed into unchartered territories. We’re not talking about regular panning shots but something a lot of people shy away from.
Jagermeister BMW E30 M3 - Canon EOS 5D MKII, 35mm, 1/25th, f/1.6
When you drop your shutter speed to levels where nine out of ten images are unusable, you enter a world where that tenth image becomes something special.
Audi S3 - Canon EOS 5D MKIII, 17mm, 8 secs, f/8
It doesn’t have to involve panning or action either, feel free to interpret the theme in whatever you want. Set your cameras to shutter priority and get slow.
To contribute, e-mail your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘IATS – The Slow Shutter Theme’ along with your name and some details about the car or event.
We created #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER to allow you the opportunity to share your skills and car culture experiences from around the globe with the rest of the Speedhunters audience.
How do you get involved? It’s simple…
Flickr - Join our #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER Flickr Group and share your favourite photos with us and others.
Instagram – Follow us on Instagram at @TheSpeedhunters and tag your own car culture images with #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER
Twitter – Follow us on Twitter at @SPEEDHUNTERS and share your tweets with the #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER hashtag.
Tumblr – Visit our Tumblr page to view the latest #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER tagged images.
E-Mail – If you’ve been to a cool event and captured some amazing images, be sure to e-mail them to us on email@example.com and tell us a little bit about the event. The images need to be a minimum of 800×533 pixels.
Have you submitted already but yet been featured? Here are some tips to help you…
DO – Submit your best work, regardless of when it was taken.
DO – Take your time shooting and consider each detail
DO – Try to submit each image no larger than 1000PX wide.
DON’T – Put a huge watermark on it. We’ll make sure you’re credited!
DON’T – Send us huge image files that kill our e-mail system!
Liking this idea a lot. Out of interest, do you know why your FlickR page is blocked in the Middle-East? I'm out there at the moment so having to submit stuff through instagram.
I don't own a camera, so can't participate but I'm really looking forward to seeing what people submit for this =)
haha i tried this at autosport, dropping the shutter speed without a tripod doesnt really work unless you put it on the floor...!!!
i guess thats the next thing on my list!
I think I have some shots for this theme allready. But I will be shooting on saturday anyway so think I'm going to capture something creative...
Nice theme, i will require a bit more of work as usual
Do you will still post a free-themed weekly selection ?
Is it just the group page or the entire Flickr domain? I'd have to check but I'm sure we have members regularly submitting from the Middle East and it goes without saying that we have no areas restricted.
@Chris Besset Absolutely! I'm trying to put more structure into the IATS stories which should result in a special theme on a Tuesday and weekly round-up on each Wednesday.
@Jochem Some really impressive submissions already, folks have hit the ground running!
It's just the group itself, I can access FlickR fine. Instagram is fine for thumbnails but forces a square crop and ruins composition for images I've shot with a more conventional crop in mind. It's not a big drama, just wondered if something could be done if you weren't aware of it.