I've been on a writer's block lately. I'm not sure what is up, but I think I'll jump out of it soon. To get some inspiration I decided to look through my iPhone to see some photos I've taken recently. Usually there is a story behind these photos.
Here is the first photo I saw that struck a story.
This photo was taken during the Twilight Critierium. Again, keep in mind that this is on an iPhone. But what I'm getting at is the idea behind the photo (don't worry, I have better photos coming soon). This certain technique is called Panning and I will be taking some photos like this on my real camera because I've been wanting to do it lately.
Things you'll need to do:
1. Slow down your shutter speed
2. Hook your camera up to a tripod
3. Have the subject move across the front of you
Okay so I'm going to try to explain how to do it in the most basic way. This is "Tamara Language" so just bare with me.
- Set your camera up on the tripod.
- Properly set up your exposure, but keep in mind that you will be slowing down your shutter speed so you'll have to compensate your ISO and aperature so that the image isn't blown out.
- Have the subject run across the front of you. You will move your camera with the person and take the photo at the same time.
Does that make any sense? It is one smooth motion and a pretty awesome technique.
Obviously the image above is not a very good example, but hopefully I'll have some more for you soon (bigger, brighter, and crisp). I will of course go back and say what I've said in the past - become more comfortable with your camera. Experiment and try new things. It will make you a better photographer.
Here are a couple more I took.
And the next one is probably my favorite.
So hopefully this post was somewhat helpful and you were able to keep up (I know it was all over the place... whatev).