I'm finally getting decent at panning... (cycling)

LonelyBoy

EOS 7D MK II
Feb 18, 2015
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... but please let me know if there's anything obvious I should be doing better.







That last one caught me completely off-guard - he's a machine on the bike and was back before I was ready, and had to just yank up the camera and click a few frames. Which actually makes me more pleased with that result.
 

Mikehit

EOS 5D MK IV
Jul 28, 2015
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I think you have every right to be pleased with those. Nice images and you chose the background well as well.
 

stevelee

FT-QL
Jul 6, 2017
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Davidson, NC
I would be very pleased if I could do panning that well.

And your choices of shutter speeds appear to have done a good job at maintaining a sense of motion.
 

LonelyBoy

EOS 7D MK II
Feb 18, 2015
745
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Well, thanks for the compliments! I started panning with 1/100, but that wasn't enough, so I had to drop through 1/80 to 1/60, and discovered it goes much better at a longer range. And resist my temptation to do it in portrait orientation for some reason. And not pick a terrible background. I assume there must still be things I'm missing...
 
Jul 12, 2018
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You really are good at panning, LonelyBoy. Did it come with practice and experience or did you learn it from a resource of some kind?