Panning in photography – creating light trails – Canon


[PANNING WITH LIGHT TRAILS] When shooting at night,
you can get pretty creative with some slow shutter speeds, and
really work on your panning techniques. The main things are shutter
speed and continuous shooting mode. These settings, when
combined with panning the camera will allow you to freeze the subject and then give the background
a real motion blur and sense of speed. First off, I’ve got my shutter
set to one fortieth of a second, so we can just see the
beginning of some light trails. Now, I’ve got my shutter
speed at one twentieth of a second. I’ve slowed the shutter
speed down even more, and I’m shooting in
one eighth of a second. Now, at this really slow speed, the background just becomes a
total blur of light trails and colour. Come and See

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