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Old Jul 6, 2009, 7:31 AM   #1
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Hey guys. This is my first attempts to Panning and please let me know how is it?
I actually start with normal street photo taking in London, UK with shutter speed of 1/10 to 1\20 using my Nikon D300 and Nikkor 18-200 VR
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Old Jul 6, 2009, 7:36 AM   #2
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Here are a couple of faster moving subject! using the same DSLR and lens but with Shutter speed of 1/20 to 1/40 Picture were taken in Saudi with my brother riding the Jet ski!
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I think maybe 1/20 was a little too ambitious. And in addition to the little bit of motion blur in the subjects, there was also a lot of oversharpening artifacts. (I chewed up one of your images. I hope you don't mind.)

You might try using a faster shutter speed when shooting at vehicles on a motorway. As counterintuitive as it may seem, panning on a slow subject is tougher than panning on a fast subject.
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Thanks TCav for the info..... but for first try is it any good. (at least one of the pics).
I'll try more and post them soon.

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Thanks TCav for the info..... but for first try is it any good. (at least one of the pics).
Yes. In fact, I particularly like the one of the Jag.

The Jet Ski was too far away to judge.
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i'll upload the full size jet ski photos and post it so you can criticize them (for me to improve).

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i'll upload the full size jet ski photos and post it so you can criticize them (for me to improve).

Thanks again TCav
Just to clarify - the issue with critiquing the jetski photos isn't the photo size it's that the jetskis filled up too small a part of the frame - i.e. they were too far away from you given the focal length you used. Cropping down on them will likely yield very poor results. You either need to use a longer focal length or reduce the distance to your subject (or, if all you care about is the technique and not the subject then choose a subject where you can fill more of the frame).
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Here is the link for the full size photos.
The files that start with DSC are the ones!
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Just to clarify - the issue with critiquing the jetski photos isn't the photo size it's that the jetskis filled up too small a part of the frame - i.e. they were too far away from you given the focal length you used. Cropping down on them will likely yield very poor results. You either need to use a longer focal length or reduce the distance to your subject (or, if all you care about is the technique and not the subject then choose a subject where you can fill more of the frame).
This was a try to know how to Pan! until I buy The sigma 100-300 F4.

Thanks though for clarifying.
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Here is the link for the full size photos.
The files that start with DSC are the ones!
FWIW, you might want to tell your brother that a life preserver won't preserve his life if it flies off when he hits the water.
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