November 13, 2013
This week's challenge is panning, selected by... moi! Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.
We're usually trying to hold the camera still, right? But there are times when you want the camera to be moving! Following a moving subject is one example of how we might want to move the camera for a better photographic result. I thought the execution would be relatively easy, but I was never quite satisfied with a good contrast between a perfectly sharp subject and an exaggerated motion-blurred background. Nonetheless, I think it was a good idea to practice this. Now, I would be at least a little familiar with what works and how many times I can expect to try and retry the shots. It's just another tool in our toolbox, I guess.
Header: ISO 1600, 36mm, f5.6, 1/8s
|The vehicle was in good focus, but the shot is boring. (1/15s)|
|Extreme blur in the background, but the subject came out blurry, too. :-(|
|It adds to the effect when the skaters in the background are going in the opposite direction!|
|This was my first attempt... and I thought it was going to be so easy. Ha!|
|A little blurry, but I still loved the action!|
|The contrast was not good here, but at least we can see a catchlight in its eye.|
|I just realized that all these shots (minus the header) are left-to-right.|