New Workshop! Lighting 3 | Advanced Off Camera Flash

Show Critique
panning a horse is so difficult, this is the best I got on race day
Exif Data
  • NIKON D3300
  • 18-105
  • f/5.6
  • 105mm
  • 1/40 seconds
  • 200

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Chris Kellyman

    Catch 22. Slow the shutter to show movement while panning. Maybe you can try increasing the shutter speed a little bit especially at that focal length and compensate with the ISO. Use that center focal point and keep it on a specific part of your subject as it moves.

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  2. Tanya Goodall Smith

    I love motion in photos, particularly panning. It can be hit or miss to get a good shot, especially when you only get one chance at your shot so this is a good try! I think if you raise your ISO a bit and shoot with a faster shutter speed you’ll get a better focus on your subject while you’re panning. Try cropping this in a little tighter, too. That yellow fence on the left is distracting my eye.

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  3. Michael Foster

    There’s too much motion blur on the horse. Keep practicing your tracking. Get a fluid head for smooth pans.

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  4. Pye Jirsa

    Luca this is a great example of panning for the assignment. What I’d recommend is to remember that when panning your shutter speed is going to affect both vertical and horizontal movement. If you are shooting say a car/motorcycle, there is no vertical movement, so a slower shutter speed works because all you need to focus on is the left/right movement of the object. But for a jumping horse/rider, there is vertical movement on top of the left/right movement. So a quicker shutter speed will be needed to balance that out. What I might do is raise the shutter speed to 1/100th to try to balance that out as you track the subject left/right. Great job!

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