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Pan shots.

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by .one., Aug 4, 2018.

  1. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 1, 2006

    Posts: 3,466

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    My first attempt at a pan shot a little pathetic it's harder than I thought tip's very welcome.

    Jamie.
     
  2. Fusion

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 9,775

    Location: Notts

    It's not bad! You've got the basics. What shutter speed are you using? What's your kit?

    You could improve that shot quite a bit with processing- sharpness, colour etc.
     
  3. Fusion

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 9,775

    Location: Notts

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    Quick tweak in Lightroom. Cropping, sharpness, extra saturation and vibrancy, bit of vignetting.
     
  4. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 1, 2006

    Posts: 3,466

    Lens 70-200: at 135m f2.8 :200 sec.

    Thanks for your reply also I like the crop give's the illusion the bikes moving quicker than it is.

    Jamie.
     
  5. Donnie Fisher

    Associate

    Joined: Jun 22, 2018

    Posts: 22

    As above, you've got the basics in the shot. A fraction of a slower shutter speed would give you give that little more blur.

    One thing that strikes me with the image though is its overall framing. Even though there is blur to the shot, the overall shot doesn't really give a sense that the bike is going anywhere. Is it coming into the shot, going out of frame, through the frame, coming at you?, going away from you? … none really, its kinda just there … and all that's there is the bike …. which leads on to:

    A quick google search of "car panning shots" brings up loads (some good some bad) … but for a lot of the good ones you'll generally see that the subject takes up much less of the frame and there is more background to the image. By not zooming in so much on the subject, you'd get that effect. This would also have the benefit of being able to do a crop later on which places the subject where you want it in the frame. I.e. give it an angled look, place the subject to the left or right of frame etc etc.
     
  6. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 1, 2006

    Posts: 3,466

    Some good points thank you.
    Jamie.