How is this done?

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  1. tulie

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    I tried moving the camera and the lens and everytime my subject was blurry. How did he get the little girl to be in focus when all else was in motion? He said he had his ISO at 100 and his aperature at F11. I tried that on this sunny day in San francisco, didn't work for me.He also said it took 30 frames before he could get her sharp.

    http://www.digitalweddingforum.com/...Cat=0&Number=1503777&page=0&fpart=4&vc=1&nt=5
     
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    Hmmm, I wonder why you couldn't get into the link? Okay, well it's a picture of a girl on a swing. Everything is blurred but her. It's the middle of a bright sunny day and it doesn't look like he used a flash. Would you know how to get a main subject sharp while all else is in motion? Actually let's see if I can get it onto this page. We will see...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/75378961@N00/357765192/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/151/357765192_a27f16df4c.jpg" width="331" height="500" alt="" /></a>

    Okay that didn't work, let's try this. It should work, just click on it, thanks ...

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    Photoshop.
     
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    Well.. it might have been photoshop - but there is a technique with flash as well. There was just a thread on this so I am going to dig it up and post it in a few minutes.

    Ugh. So I couldn't find the thread. So.. here are a few useful links

    Okay.. I am re editing my edit. I think he just panned. I was looking at her hands in comparison to her upper torso and such. I am betting it wasn't photoshop. It couldn't have been flash or else her hands would have been sharp as well.
     
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    I don't understand what you mean by 'just panned'. I'm also curious as to why you don't think it was photoshopped. I'm not trying to be snooty, I'm also curious as to how this could be done w/o any post-processing...
     
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    Unfortunately there is no EXIF data attached - but I have been looking at it for a while, and I am pretty much convinced he just stood there and 'swung' planted back and forth - probably took 5+ shots and was fortunate enough to get a very sharp shot.

    I am just looking thorugh his site righ tnow. Very impressive work
     
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    It's not photoshop. I can say that with almost certainty. Did you write a thread asking how R got his images to look like that. He's on flickr at the link below. I wrote to him ( he's one of my contacts) and told him there's a whole dialogue about his street images on this site. He was surprised. Perhaps he'll chime in for you.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/all_the_names_are_already_taken_pfff/sets/1705874/
     
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    thanks for trying "peanuts" Tulie
     
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    I guess it makes sense that he just swung back and forth shooting her again and again, and just got lucky.

    I'll bet that I could acheive an effect like that within photoshop, and if not me, then an expert with the program, although I've been wrong before.
     
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    Yeah, I think it's panning, but rotated 90 degrees. Instead of sweeping sideways, he moved forward and back with her while she swung, trying to keep pace with her, and used a slow shutter speed. This keeps her sharp and blurs the background.

    This is normal panning:

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    85mm, f/16, 1/30 sec, ISO 100
     
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    I tried that Panning technique several times today, but my subject remained blurry in evry image. Does the subject matter have to be moving? Is there time to move your camera back and forth at a 30th of a second or do you just sweep it once in one direction?

    Tulie

    PS. I'm originally from Syracuse
     

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