Monday, June 8, 2009
Mountain Bike Panning Photos
Adam inadvertently was panning when he shot these mountain biking photos. Panning basically involves moving the camera while the subject is moving past you. Here is what I know about panning:
Use a slow shutter speed. This allows some of the image to blur. Don't worry, your subject will be mostly in focus if you move the camera basically at the same speed they go past you. Slow in this photo was 1/40 with an aperture of 5.6. It was pretty dark out that day. I think anything really under 1/60 with a moving subject should be fine.
Move at the same speed (roughly!) as your subject. Basically, follow them through the lens.
Try different angles, up high, to the side, etc.