People Panning

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Juice, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Juice

    Juice TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Varies
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I've never done panning before, so I figured I'd give it a shot. I tried it on some of the rides at the local county fair. Anyway, here's what I ended up getting:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. D-B-J

    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    9,027
    Likes Received:
    2,171
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    last one is definately the best. nice job on that one
     
  3. Juice

    Juice TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Varies
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Probably because it was the easiest. I could follow them around the whole circle as the swings went around, allowing me to keep focus on them. The other 2 I had to focus and lock on quickly before they went around and I lost sight of them, then wait for their next pass.
     
  4. D-B-J

    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    9,027
    Likes Received:
    2,171
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    makes sense
     
  5. peanut170

    peanut170 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Vancouver, Washington
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Ive tried this a couple times, just have trouble keeping the focused locked on such a moving object. Deff agree 3rd is the best, and looks decent. What's your shutter speed on these?
     
  6. crimbfighter

    crimbfighter No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,162
    Likes Received:
    433
    Location:
    Wisconsin, United States
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    This is strictly a educated guess, since I have never tried panning myself, but I think one of the issues on all but the last one (which I really like, by the way) is there is too much movement in multiple axis. One of the things I remember reading about panning is you only want movement on one plane, and in one direction. And you don't want the subject moving toward or away from you. So either left or right, or up or down, and never toward or away.

    Something for you to chew on, anyway.
     
  7. Juice

    Juice TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Varies
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The first two are 1/250th, and the last one is 1/200th. Like I said, I could follow the swings longer, so I could get away with a slower shutter.

    That's assuming all situations are ideal, which is almost never the case. :mrgreen:
     
  8. ann

    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,263
    Likes Received:
    189
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    sorry, these don't appear to be panning. the background needs to blur on the horizantal plane in the background. These are fun snaps of what i would assume are your children and they are fun.

    the shutter speed is too fast, try 1/30 or slower .

    As suggested keeping the subject on the same axis will help.

    this is a technique that takes a lot of practice (as does most of what we do) :)

    keep trying.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
best panning photos
,

country fair

,

panning photography

,
people on fair rides
,
people panning