Move ment

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Slow pan­ning is a fan­tas­tic way to con­vey move­ment, es­pe­cially in low light lev­els when freez­ing the ac­tion isn’t a pos­si­bil­ity. Some subjects cry out for this treat­ment. Pho­to­graph a mov­ing ve­hi­cle with a fast shut­ter speed and it will look parked; use a slow shut­ter speed and it will ren­der as an un­recog­nis­able smudge. Pan­ning, or mov­ing the cam­era to keep up with a mov­ing sub­ject, will cre­ate mo­tion blur in the back­ground but your sub­ject will be more or less sharp, de­pend­ing on the na­ture of the move­ment. The shut­ter speed you need de­pends on the speed of the thing you are pan­ning. Any­thing from 1/2 to 1/30 sec is a good start­ing point, but ex­per­i­ment so you are fa­mil­iar with the tech­nique. Pan­ning with a tele­photo will give a flat­ter ef­fect, while pan­ning a sub­ject com­ing to­wards you with a wide lens will make it ap­pear to ex­plode! The abil­ity to select slow speeds at will is one of the main rea­sons why I never use Auto ISO.

EX­PO­SURE 1/125 sec, f/7.1, ISO160

LENS Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8

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