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playa4real007 Jul 6, 2009 7:31 AM

First Panning attempts!
 
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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
here are the photos.

playa4real007 Jul 6, 2009 7:36 AM

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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! :cool:
here are the photos.

TCav Jul 6, 2009 8:37 AM

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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.

playa4real007 Jul 6, 2009 8:41 AM

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.

Thanks again TCav.

TCav Jul 6, 2009 8:54 AM

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Originally Posted by playa4real007 (Post 982118)
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.

playa4real007 Jul 6, 2009 9:32 AM

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

Thanks again TCav

JohnG Jul 6, 2009 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by playa4real007 (Post 982124)
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).

playa4real007 Jul 6, 2009 10:25 AM

Here is the link for the full size photos.
The files that start with DSC are the ones!

playa4real007 Jul 6, 2009 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by JohnG (Post 982127)
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.

TCav Jul 6, 2009 1:41 PM

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Originally Posted by playa4real007 (Post 982129)
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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