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Nov 01, 2010 06:41 |  #1

Ok here is my quick question , coming from video panning means a horizontal movement of the camera and with stills most use the technique with a slow shutter speed to keep the subject sharp and blur the background , if I use the same technique with a fast shutter speed and everything is sharp am I still panning . now I use both techniques but I posted a BIF shot that involved panning to a local forum in a "Panning Challenge" and it's been discussed that no background blur it's not a good example of panning .


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Nov 01, 2010 06:50 |  #2

A panning shot involves a slower SS with horizontal blurring of the background, but...the SS/photographers skill must keep the subject (birds eyes) tack sharp.


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Nov 01, 2010 09:05 |  #3

I think that the bird is oversharpened & wonder if you sharpened the whole image? Why sharpen what you want to be blurred?
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Nov 01, 2010 11:08 |  #4

While panning is technically the horizontal movement of the camera it has evolved in still photography also to include the the motion blur effect. That's why you were criticized for your BIF shot. You did use a panning motion to capture the shot, but not the slow shutter speed to blur the background.




  
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Nov 01, 2010 11:23 |  #5

dpds68 wrote in post #11203072 (external link)
...I posted a BIF shot that involved panning to a local forum in a "Panning Challenge" and it's been discussed that no background blur it's not a good example of panning.

David - I suspect the judges were simply wanting the impression of the subject's motion that's imparted by the technique of panning with a slower shutter speed to get a linear blur of the background.


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Nov 01, 2010 15:12 |  #6

dpds68 wrote in post #11203072 (external link)
...it's been discussed that (with) no background blur it's not a good example of panning.

Perhaps the challenge's organizers wanted something like this.

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Airborne or not, with no background blur, there's nothing to cause an illusion of motion.



  
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Nov 01, 2010 17:04 |  #7

Thank you Guys .


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