22nd April 2006, 10:34 PM
i saw some panning picture, quite interesting
did a little read up and they say the technique is just turn the camera to follow the object at slow shutter.
is that it?
then how can we sure we are moving at the same speed? how to sure that the object will be sharp (instead of everything blur)
is it a lot of try and fail?
do we need fast focus lens (e.g USM) to do panning?
what focal length is good enuf?
can i try it on my canon 28-105 usm?
Last edited by htthach; 23rd April 2006 at 01:31 AM.
23rd April 2006, 01:20 AM
interested in taking panning shots too! but have absolutely no idea on how to. some pointers?
23rd April 2006, 06:24 PM
Ok, basically use a slow shutter depending on how fast the subject is moving, roughly lets say for cars and stuff 1/60 ish, Then just move your camera at the same speed as the car (u will know your at the same speed cos 2 slow and the car is out of your viewfinder and too fast it will also move out of the viewfinder) so just keep the object in the viewfinder as you follow it, then as it get closer or even as it passes you take the photo but keep folowing it even after the photo is taken to make sure you follow through and dont stop before the shutter has closed.
This is basically how its down, use continous AF for better results(well for me anyway)
A fast lens will help to lock onto the moving subject , slower ones will do it to, but tehy tend to "hunt"
Focal length 28-105 is fine, but something wider may be better depending on how close the subject is, i tend to use 50mm on roads and stuff
And yes, there is alot of try and fail
Go Out and Practice!
Last edited by wildstallion; 23rd April 2006 at 06:42 PM.
23rd April 2006, 06:50 PM
i found this site yesterday while searching, http://www.ephotozine.com/techniques....cfm?recid=221 might be useful
23rd April 2006, 07:23 PM
24th April 2006, 12:31 AM
thanks thanks! guess it take lots of practise to take nice panning shots... cant wait to try it out myself! hai.... but must wait till exam is over.