Panning For gold
Samo wanted to show Tadej how to set his camera up for dynamic panning shots using an extended shutter. “We were using the 70-200mm lens with an ND filter attached,” he says. “I got Tadej to start off with a shutter speed of 1/30 sec in Av mode and a low ISO to help reach that slower exposure in the summer sun.
“It’s important to fire the shutter and follow the athlete through the frame, but it’s also a bit of a lottery with the shots you get. The face always needs to be sharp (if you can see it), and I like the helmet to be sharp too. Consider your background carefully when you’re deciding when to fire. Colourful elements become eye-catching when they’re blurred across the frame.”