How To Use Panning To Show Motion In Photography

Have you ever wondered how the professionals show motion in a photograph but also keep a portion of the image in focus?

Often they use a technique called panning. In panning you use a relatively slow shutter speed and match the speed of a moving object as it passes you by. In this situation you try to keep the object in focus and the background as a nice blur.

Here is how you do it:

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The result are images like these:
photo by danichro
photo by danichro

photo by ramnaganat
photo by ramnaganat

photo by lucaboldrini69
photo by lucaboldrini69

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