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Old Aug 13, 2011, 2:57 PM   #1
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Took these at the horse show at the local county fair. Still working on improving my panning skills. These were taken at ISO800, Tv of 1/80th of a second. Nikon D300s + Nikkor 70-200 f2.8.


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Old Aug 13, 2011, 9:07 PM   #2
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Panning looks pretty good but would love to have the same pics at about 1/1000 shutter speed.
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Good shooting, have tried this myself and yours are better than mine!!! Well done.
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Thanks FF and Maxsumsung. One of the challenges I find in panning horses in motion is that while you can reasonably accomodate the horiozontal motion, it is tough to freeze the verticle motion of the horse trotting. In some respects I suppose it conveys the sense of motion, but it would be nice to freeze the entire horse and cart and just have the background in motion.

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Hi Jehan, is flash allowed in your track position? if so an experiment with back/front sync curtain flash setting would allow a static horse/driver but blur the background!, playing with the settings would allow for a fairly natural look of light on the subject without darkening the crowd!. Kind regards Graham
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Hi Jehan, is flash allowed in your track position? if so an experiment with back/front sync curtain flash setting would allow a static horse/driver but blur the background!, playing with the settings would allow for a fairly natural look of light on the subject without darkening the crowd!. Kind regards Graham

Hello Graham, the use of a flash would be perfect (especially trailing curtain) to get the effect you described. Unfortunately, they are not allowed in the arena since they could spook the horses. Even the official event photographer has to rely on his f/2.8 lens and a high ISO to make his living!

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G'day Jehan

I'm going to suggest going 'the other way' with your s/speeds ... slow 'em down a bit
I reckon that going down to the 1/30 to 1/10 range would increase the blur of the spectators, the horse's legs etc so that the result would be [to my thinking] a fabulous display of movement & speed

ps- from experience I find using a monopod dramatically reduces the vertical shakes while still allowing lots of panning to take place

Hope this helps
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Hi Phil,

Wow...1/10th of a second...you've thrown down quite the challenge--not sure my panning skills are good enough to keep the subject sharp against the motion blurr. I'll sure give it a try at the next event! Thanks for the suggestion.

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G'day Jehan

Everything takes practice - even for Tiger Woods
When you get some images showing lots of horizontal 'streak & movement' with little or no vertical movement, they will "knock your socks off"

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