Paint by panning
Take a tip from Siân Lewis and pan your Nikon for bright, contemporary landscapes
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.