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Old Aug 28, 2010, 12:23 PM   #1
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Today I made a very first try on Panning Images....please make your comments so that I can improve on this....
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Not bad, considering the slow shutter speed (1/13.) At that speed, you'll get motion blur from panning which you want, but you'll also get motion blur from blinking, eye movement, changes in facial expression, etc., which you don't want. (You might also get punched.) You might also get motion blur due to camera shake if your lens isn't stabilized.

If you want to shoot people, that's what you can expect, but if you've got something faster in mind, stand near a busy roadway and shoot (figuratively speaking, of course) the vehicles as they pass by.
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That is the next step I would like to do.... take pictures of fast moving cars..... is my setting correct ??
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That is the next step I would like to do.... take pictures of fast moving cars..... is my setting correct ??
Well, 1/13 is too slow.
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About the only thing I would suggest would be to try paying more attention to how level your camera is when panning. Your first and third shots have the background going down and up. If you set up with a tripod with pan head and level first, it will help keep b/g straight, and eliminate any vertical shake as well. (if using a tripod is possible in your situation)

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with cars 1/60 to 1/30 would work well
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About the only thing I would suggest would be to try paying more attention to how level your camera is when panning. Your first and third shots have the background going down and up. If you set up with a tripod with pan head and level first, it will help keep b/g straight, and eliminate any vertical shake as well. (if using a tripod is possible in your situation)

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I have never tried it with a tripod so far..... will I be able to move that fast with a tripod ?? Let me make a trial of this today.....Yes I will try the shutter speed betweem 1/60 to 1/30 sec...Thanks
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I don't personally use a tripod but often a monopod when shooting cars (more so for the length of time I would cover an event, but also for consistency). As for the shutter speed to choose, it will depend on how close you are, the speed of the car and the tightness of your framing. I would give shoturtles settings a try but if they are going past you fast then starting at a bit higher shutter speed might make life easier, then as you improve you skills bring the shutter speed down.

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i took a few more pictures this morning , this time with moving cars but still not quite satisfied with the results.....please put your comments for improvements....
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Remember that leveling the camera on a tripod only works if the part of the roadway you'll be shooting is level. If it's on a slight incline or decline, then you'll have defeated the purpose. Also, you'll want to wait until the subject is moving very nearly across your field of vision; if it's coming toward you or going away from you, then it's relative size in the frame will be changing, and the image of the subject will be blurred.

I really think you need to frame the subject tighter. The subject is what you're after, not just the blurred background.
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