Technique challenge 15: Panning Photography

posted November 5th, 2013

I am terrified to know that I won my first challenge, because I need to host the next challenge that in itself is a challenge. Thank you all for your vote.

Here is the traditional text for Technique challenge that makes my life easier.

Ready for some fun, creativity and perhaps to learn something new? So what is a technique challenge? The host challenger selects a specific “technique” to try. It may be brand new for some, or just a challenge to be creative for others. Techniques may include high/low key, macro, portraits, landscapes, abstracts, the possibilities are endless. It could even be specific techniques in processing. The host will select a technique along with some links and examples.

Constructive & kind feedback is encouraged. Feel free to share tips, suggestions or how you were able to get the terrific photo you did. Posting your photo on this thread is encouraged but not required. The challenges will last about 7 days.

To post a photo on this thread:
1) Go to your page that has the photo you would like to post.
2) Find the code located toward the bottom right side of your page. The code is on the right side of the word "share".

Copy that code and paste it in this thread.

All photos must be taken within the challenge dates. Enter as many as you would like. Voting will last about 3 days. The winner will host a new challenge (or get someone else to host it). This week’s technique challenge is Panning Photography.

TAG your photos “ technique15 “

I have tried once and I would like to get a better results:


If you are going to shoot on the roadside, read the description from Carol so you know that there may be a chance that you will be approached. (Sorry Carol, I should ask your permission first)



Here are some tips: http://stepbystep-photography.com/lessons/learn-panning-5-steps

You can easily find more tips and sample images, using Google (Images) etc.

Challenge starts Wednesday, November 6th and lasts until November 13th. Voting will take place November 14th-16th, with the winner announced on the 17th.

For your information, previous technique challenges were:
1 Low Key
2 Motion blur
3 Split toning
4 Flipped reflections
5 Art of long exposures
6 professional looking portraits
7 mini-portraits
8 rim lighting
9 high/fast shutter speed
10 Vintage in modern
11 Double/multiple exposure
12 Forced perspective
13 Zoom Burst
14 Multiplicity


posted November 5th, 2013
I think I might try this one. And possibly fail miserably :)
posted November 5th, 2013
This is hard to do well. The key is to keep the moving subject, the one you are panning with in exactly the same place in the viewfinder. It's tough to do, but you get better with practice and with something concrete to hone in on.
posted November 5th, 2013
well done Yao, this is something I really need to practise
posted November 5th, 2013
Count me in.
posted November 5th, 2013
Here's an article from my blog with some description, details, and tips about panning shots:

http://www.boostyourphotography.com/2013/08/panning.html
posted November 5th, 2013
This was the first panning shot that I did June 2012.
I remember using a tripod and swiveling it side to side while continuously shooting the vehicle as it drove past. My tripod was planted on a busier street and I tried panning the vehicles as they drove paste my target zone. It was fun to do, I did end up taking a lot of pictures do this.

posted November 5th, 2013
Once I got panning as a get-pushed challenge, and I really loved it!



posted November 5th, 2013
I love panning!!!. So, I might try this one...

Some of my past attempts (I have to find better backgrounds...):





posted November 6th, 2013
here's one i did for get pushed back in march... my challenge included the need to invert the shot and convert to black and white.. panning is hard and i found i needed to take A LOT of shots in order to get just one usable image...

posted November 6th, 2013
Here is the winning panning shot for the Camera Setting Challenge 7 in June of 2012


posted November 8th, 2013
Gosh, they are all so good, my efforts would be feeble besides!
posted November 9th, 2013

A fun technique to try.
posted November 11th, 2013
Those are some great shots. This is such a challenging and fun technique.

posted November 12th, 2013
My first baby steps...

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