Photo 23: Panning

I am used to panning in videography but really struggled with this element in photography.  The aim was to get the moving object in focus and the background blurred to show movement.  When I tried this initially I kept getting the background in focus as shown in the first shot.

I went back home and realised that my auto focus setting were wrong and so had another brief try this afternoon.  I wasn’t sure how this would turn out as I was shooting freehand but one of the photos seem to have produced the desired effect.  Car in reasonable focus, not as sharp as I would have liked, and a slight blur on the background.

I think that this is a skill that I need to work on, so watch this space for other experiments.

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