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Panninggg <3

Ah, it’s been a while since I’ve done some serious panning. I got to work on it a bit today since I was babysitting some kids.  They were completely entertained by the camera, and willing ran back and forth across their yard and swung in their swings so I could capture a shot.  : )

& side note: I want a better lens.  These took _forever_ to capture.  And they’re not even perfect. : P

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“Holy long exposure, Batman!”

[[Caption: Panning of my li’l hero]]

Probably my favorite abstract technique is panning.  Essentially, you set the camera to a longer shutter speed and spin, zoom, and/or move the camera to get a blurred, streaked look.  I love it.

One of the things that’s really fun [but ohmygosh, so hard] to do is move the camera at the same rate as your subject to make the subject sharp and the background blurred.

In this photo, my little brother was [not unusually] running around in his Robin costume.  So I decided to make him run back and forth for about a half hour.  This is the best result, and I’m rather pleased with it. : )