Paint by pan­ning

Take a tip from Siân Lewis and pan your Nikon for bright, con­tem­po­rary land­scapes

NPhoto - - Contents -

Cre­ate artis­tic, ab­stract im­ages by pan­ning across colour­ful land­scapes

Cam­era pan­ning is a quick and easy way to add a mod­ern twist to your land­scape shots. You sim­ply move your Nikon D-LSR from side to side dur­ing a long ex­po­sure.

First, find a suit­able land­scape. Fields of flow­ers against a blue sky work per­fectly. We got per­mis­sion from Fus­sel’s Fine Foods in Som­er­set to shoot in their rape­seed crop, but pop­pies, blue­bells or even lush grass will also work well. If there are trees on the horizon you can cre­ate stripes of colour in your shot.

You can use any land­scape-friendly lens – we used a 50mm lens. The horizon needs to be dead straight, so a tri­pod is es­sen­tial. If you’re shoot­ing bright skies, a vari­able ND fil­ter will help to block the light and al­low you to use a long shut­ter speed.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.