Practicing Panning

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by IonSpeedMaster, May 21, 2009.

  1. IonSpeedMaster

    IonSpeedMaster TPF Noob!

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    A friend and I were goofing around on our bikes and came out with, what I think, a couple decent shots. Obviously they could be a little clearer/sharper but the sun was going down and we were running out of light

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  2. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The first rider's face is not in focus while the second is much better.

    You also seem to have exposure issues with the first, its a bit underexposed
     
  3. decaphotography

    decaphotography TPF Noob!

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    The second one is definitely the better one for reasons stated above. Looks like you had fun experimenting.
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    They look fun! And you're already better than I am, and I've tried panning photos several times before. I don't seem to get any of them really right. While your second one here - other than that it's composition is not quite the best - is really good. (The rider has less room within the frame to ride into, and dynamic as your photo DID come out, it looks like he's going to crash against the lefthand frame any time soon ;) ).
     
  5. bitteraspects

    bitteraspects TPF Noob!

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    were you shooting in burst?
    try slowing the shutter a little more and take 3-5 shots per pan. it should yield better results.
     
  6. gopal

    gopal TPF Noob!

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    i love panning..and yr both shots are good example of correct panning.
     
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    Ankit TPF Noob!

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    The second shot is awesome.
     
  8. EIngerson

    EIngerson Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Really dial in on focusing on the head. Even if you don't have the whole body and bike in focus, it will still be believeable if the face is in focus.
     

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