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    Panning shots - motion blur

    Got this shot last night, first decent one I've done so pretty stoked. Took Seb Rogers' advice from the DP Review article and shot 1/60s shutter priority, in some pretty low light conditions.

    Only got a chance to try a couple shots last night but can't wait to try to get something better.

    Would love to see other people's shots and any other tips!


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    That link was great! Thanks for the info. I've tried but never succeeded in getting any shots worth showing but with this new info from the link above I am motivated to try again. Cheers.
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    This is one of my favorites that I took.



    and another


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    The best way to get good at panning is practice. Also, if your camera or lens has image stabilization, learn how to use it.

    Using a flash, as in the examples above, can add another dimension, but it also robs some of the impression of motion, because you lose the rotation of the wheels. But it can be a very effective tool.

    Hmm... wish I could get the examples i was trying to post, to appear!
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    @gtluke Nice! That first shot is killer!

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    Thanks
    I suggest turning off image stabilization unless you have a long duration to pan the subject. In Jersey it's all forest, so I rarely have time to get a pan going long enough for the VR to work right. I normally just flick my wrist as the rider pops out behind a tree before he vanishes behind the next. It may have been used in that top one, I was experimenting that day. But it was on a rare occasion where I had a lot of room.
    I also find that 3D tracking isn't fast enough, use single point and aim for the face.


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    Do you go single point AF or manual focus? I've heard both ways. Your shots seem to indicate you have an idea of what you're doing.

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    Single point AF, I can't imagine how much training I would have to do to be able to do that in manual focus.

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    Tried some more shots today, this was the best I got:


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    these are the best ive gotten so far.
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    The panning is good, see if you can get lower and further ahead so you can get more of their faces.

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    Here is one I took when I was in Galveston, TX.

    "Commuter bike" and "road bike"
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    got some more good ones today at our short track race


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    This one turned out cool. It helped that the sun was hitting him in the sweet spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    This one turned out cool. It helped that the sun was hitting him in the sweet spot.
    here's a couple.
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    No sure how my buddy does this I just ride bikes.....pretty cool shot I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tg View Post
    No sure how my buddy does this I just ride bikes.....pretty cool shot I think.
    That's the exact opposite of every shot in this thread.
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    Not panning but they have motion blur.




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    Using a flash on motion blurs is kind of cheating so here is an all natural shot:



    Panning comes in handy when there is not enough light for a fast shutter speed(in case you didn't know that already)

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    A few randoms from last year

    Panning shots - motion blur-devilsden026.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by mo0se View Post
    A few randoms from last year
    Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post
    Very nice.
    Thanks!
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