Five steps to a pan blur
Andy says… Use these five simple steps to create fascinating images
1 Choose your subject – the fastest cyclists, for example. 2 Set exposure with a relatively slow (1/125 sec) shutter speed (note that for really fast-moving sports you will still need to have a fairly high shutter speed). As a guide, pan blurs normally range from 1/125 sec to 1/30 sec. For Formula 1, one of the fastest moving of all sports, a speed of 1/500 sec creates a pan blur if you are shooting the action side-on. 3 Start moving the camera at the same time as the subject begins to move. Keep tracking the subject all the way through the pan. 4 Press the shutter button, but still keep panning. 5 Experiment with different shutter speeds to find out what works best for different subjects.