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Monday’s Camera Tip: PANNING TIPS

Two Notes for Successful Panning Techniques

Using slow shutter speed makes the moving subjects blurry and the static ones clear. What if you want the moving subjects clear and static elements blurry?

Here come Panning Techniques to save the day! 


What is Panning?

Generally speaking, Panning means using a slower shutter speed while tracking a moving subject to make the fixed elements blurry. Therefore, the moving object stays clear, and the background turns blurry. 

Panning Techniques

Using the Panning Techniques allows you to make the moving subject clear and the background blurry.

Here are two notes for successful Panning photography:

Note One: The speed at which you are panning your camera should MATCH the speed at which the subject passes through the scene. Start following the subject when it’s off in the distance, follow it as it passes you, and continue to follow even once it’s gone by (you should follow through, like in sports).

And press the shutter release button only when the subject is parallel to your camera. That way, your subject remains in focus while you get perfect motion blur in the background.


Note Two: To achieve focused images, you must use Continuous Autofocus to track the subject. 

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