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
[[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. : )