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Motion Blur by Panning

By moving the camera along with your subject, you can blur the background and keep your subject sharper, gaining attention to it.  Keep the shutter open for one second or more as you keep the subject at the same place in the viewfinder.  You′ll need to make your camera′s aperture stop down a little to make that happen.

Chris Michaels Tip2


Del Mar Race Track, San Diego areaChris Michaels Tip2b
Panning with Central Park roller skaters, in conjunction with flash, NYCChris Michaels Tip2c
Speedboat pan blurred, San Diego Harbor© Chris Michaels, San Diego DPA Instructor


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