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Old Jun 29, 2010, 2:05 PM   #1
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first attempt at a panning shot from a track day i was at on sunday

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Old Jun 29, 2010, 2:12 PM   #2
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The biggest issue is the subject is too far away for your lens. You need it to be filling much more of the frame. That also leaves a lot of boring "dead space" above the bike. With the subject so far away it's tough to resolve accurate sharpness WITHOUT panning. So the shot isn't that sharp but a lot of that may be due to it being too far away. Practice on a closer subject where you can fill more of the frame with your subject. That will help with focus/sharpness - then you can get the pan down.
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Yep, I agree with John in the framing tighter/getting closer, also have a play and get those shutter speeds down for added blur.

If you can this is the sort of framing you are looking for. I tried to dig out some of my bike shots but I'm off to bed and couldn't find them quickly.

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should i turn off the VR or leave it on and what would be a good starting point to on shutter speed to get more motion blur
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If the VR on your lens has a panning feature then leaving it on is fine, if not then it can inhibit the action of panning.

As for settings it will depend on the distance from you to the subject, the speed of the subject, how tight you are framing, but have a play around, you can go crazy low like 1/30s if you like, but in the 1/100 - 1/200s range is a pretty good place to be.

For some inspiration from our best motorsports shooter take a look at these.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/sp...ip-island.html
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/sp...ring-cars.html
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/sp...-race-day.html

In the first two links TG has used shutter speeds down as low as 1/30s so you can see the crazy blur possible with some practise (lots of practise).
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