Panning in Photography
by Imogen and Brooke
Panning is a technique in photography that focuses on the subject and blurs the background.
1. Use a lower shutter speed for panning photos.
2. Follow the object with your camera as it goes by.
3. If you have auto-focus, just let the camera do the work. If not, focus your camera on the spot before you take the picture.
4. Release the shutter, but keep moving with the object to get a good blur in the background.
Tip: Although it's a hard technique, using a flash in your photo can help your picture look even better.
Tip #2: Practice on traffic in a busy city.
Tip #3: Try to have your target on a parallel surface.
Tip #4: Start with 1/30 or 1/20 shutter speed.
Tip #5: Before you press the shutter, start to follow the object or person.
Tip #6: On a flat surface, using a tripod can be beneficial to your photo.
Tip #7: From a distance, panning can be much easier, but you have to have the right lens for the job.