A&P tips on motion panning shots

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  1. jeri534

    jeri534 OT Supporter

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    gonna do some shooting tomorrow night with some cars in motion while Im at a stand still...just wondering if anyone has some good tips on that style or shooting :)


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  2. 00soul

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    follow through
    experiment with shutter speeds between 1/60ish-1/15ish

    never done a pan at night...may be hard because there isnt much light :dunno:
     
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    widebaudi New Member

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    night pans y0. you just have to be really good at panning or learn how to effectively use the flash. i think these were at iso 800.

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  4. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    I wouldn't start at 1/60. Start at like 1/250 and adjust to slower shutter speeds with more practice. Most good panning shots will be around 1/125ish, depending on the vehicles speed.
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    when i first started learning to pan we were told to use 1/30...alot of my shots (mostly cars because it was easy) came out perfectly...
     
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    f/2.8L New Member

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    I've had great results in the 1/60 neighborhood given the right conditions.
     
  7. GMosher

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    Like he said..depends on the speed of the subject. Also as mentioned above following through is very important with panning. Experiment with it untill you find what works for you though, 'film' is cheap these days.;)
     
  8. Your best bet would be to go sit by the highway or busy road and practice takign pics of cars before you get to your event so you won't miss shots and you'll already have an idea of what you're trying to do. :hs:
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    Night panning on 300+mph cars.....found my best results were 1/60.....

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  11. twinturboteddy

    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    If the car is coming from right to left. Face your feet towards the left and turn your body towards right while you first capture the car. Move your body following the car. A little uncomfortable but it gives you a range of motion that's pretty uninterrupted and smooth.

    Have fun!
     
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    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    I think they are outstanding considering the shitty plastic bodied glass I am using. :hsd:
     
  14. jeri534

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    gonna try some panning with my friends R1 tomorrow...wil post pics after
     

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