Saturday, November 10, 2007

Photo experiments

I tried my hand at the art of Panning this weekend. This technique gives the impression of speed to a moving object. The easiest way to take these shots is to locate yourself in such a way that you have time to select and focus on a subject and then follow the object by rotating your upper body to keep the object in frame. When the object is fully in frame release the shutter while maintaining the movement of your camera.

The end result should have the subject in good focus while the background has a blurred effect. This creates the effect of speed.

nativa pan

tech details

Exposure: 0.02 sec (1/50)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 8 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire


3series pan

tech details

Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 12.7 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

Please visit my Flickr page to see the high resolution versions.

3 comments:

Cajie said...

great panning work.

I did some panning experiments last year at the Go Kart event.

I usually prefer to set the shutter speed somewhere between 1/15th to 1/30th of a second to get a more blurry background effect.

http://cajie.blogspot.com/2006/11/panning-technique.html

Rayboy said...

nice clean shots... i hope people didnt notice you taking their pics

Mathai said...

@ Cajie, thanks for the tip the link to your panning technique page. I'll try that in future

@ rayboy, well some people did but I didnt spend too much time in that spot !

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