Panning–Capturing A Sense of Sideways Motion

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The above photo achieves a nice effect. The subject of the photo is respectably crisp (in focus) but the background is deliberately blurred to give a sense of the movement which is happening here. The techniques used by the photographer is known as panning and you should give it a go.

First, check this video …

Now read up from one or both of these useful sites:

Mastering Panning – Photographing Moving Subjects by Digital Photography School


Mastering the panning technique by Gavin Gough