White horses panning shot
 
 
White horses panning shot

Panning shot of the white horses

Panning is a bit hit and miss. You don’t quite know what you’ll end up with but when it works, it’s very effective. It adds another dimension to an image which can be both artistic and surreal. I like to shoot the horses at 30/sec which gives you a fighting chance of having some part of the image being reasonably sharp. Don’t be disappointed if this isn’t pin sharp – it just needs to be recognisable and ideally the focal point of the image. Overcast conditions are ideal but the camera does struggle to lock onto a subject in low light as the highlights aren’t so obvious. However, if by some miracle you manage to pull off the perfect image, you’re onto a winner. Here’s an image taken during our May photo workshop on a cloudy day, just before the heavens opened.   ISO 200 F/8  30/sec  Canon  5D mk3 24-70mm F4