Panning is the art of photographing a moving object. When you do it right the result is a fantastic photo. The object will be sharp and the background will have a motion blur to emphasize the speed of the object. Panning is a great technique to use on the race track. we have a few tips to create a stunning panning shot.
- Set your camera to burst mode.
- Set your auto focus to continuous focus
- Set your shutterspeed to 1/250, 1/125 or lower like 1/60, 1/30 or even 1/15 depending on the speed of the object. But be carefull the lower the shutterspeed the harder it is to get a good result.
- Keep your camera steady and move it gently while you follow your subject and start shooting. You can also try to use a monopod. I prefer shooting without a monopod or tripod.
We have found a few great examples of panning shots.
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Top photo by jeminke, on Flickr