My Best Panning Shots - More in depth panning guide
In this topic, I will be showcasing some of my best panning shots I have composed. I will also do an in depth guide on how to pan.
I already made a guide on photography in general. If you are looking for that, here it is:
What in the world is panning?
Panning is the type of photography where your subject is in focus and the background it blurred. Panning is a really difficult thing to master, and I will explain it below.
My best and favorite pans of mine.
How to Pan
As I said above, panning is a really difficult thing to master. I will go over several things below, starting with your stance.
Your arms should be tucked in, your feet shoulder wide, and hands around the camera. Here is a picture of what your stance should look like:
Image credits to: Matt Bennett
The Settings You Should Have - Manual Mode
Depending on your camera, you should have the following settings:
Aperture (F) - 5.6 (between the 4-7 range)
Shutter - 1/60 (it all depends on the lighting. If that is too bright, go up to 1/80. If you have to go above 1/100, it is too bright to pan.
ISO - 100 or lower
Panning with TV mode (Shutter Priority)
Panning with this mode is somewhat easier than using manual mode. I tend to use manual because I want maximum control over my pans. This mode is perfect for learning, however
When you use this mode, your shutter should be set at 1/60. If you Aperture is above 8, it is still too bright to pan. You need to raise your shutter little by little and see what works. Like I said before, if you have to raise it above 1/100, it’s too bright to pan.
TIP #1 - You should only be able to pan in the morning and evening.
_TIP #2 - You should focus on 1 part of the airplane you are panning. I like to focus on a central feature of the aircraft such as the engine.
_TIP #3 - Don’t be afraid to try and twist the rules!
Well, that is pretty much how you pan. Although, I don’t want any of you to be discouraged. It takes time and practice to master. If your first few are really bad, just keep trying. Some of your pans might be a little bit bright, but if you edit them, you can easily edit it. Here is an example:
Editing is your friend :)
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