Facebook Pixel Panning: Weekly Photography Challenge

Panning: Weekly Photography Challenge

Image: Image by Sam Javanrouh

Image by Sam Javanrouh

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share a photo that uses the technique of panning. We’ve written a tutorial previous on how to master the art of panning (also check out this one on panning too)so you may like to go read that one first – but the challenge essentially revolves around photographing a moving subject and attempting to keep it in focus by panning your camera along with it. The result is hopefully a relatively in focus and sharp subject with some lovely motion blur around it.

The technique can be applied to almost any moving subject – from racing cars, to trains, to bikes, to flying birds, running animals or even to any toddler who has gathered up a little speed.

Once you’ve taken your ‘Panning’ Images – choose your best 1-2, upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to them or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSPANNING to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Note: while we don’t mind you posting previous images that you’ve taken that fit this topic – the real point of these ‘challenges’ is to inspire you to go out and take NEW photos. So perhaps instead of just trawling through your old photos to find one that fits – grab that camera and go use it too!

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Photographer in the Picture challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

Image: Image by Paco CT

Image by Paco CT

Image: Image by ram reddy

Image by ram reddy

Image: Image by Thomas Helbig

Image by Thomas Helbig

Image: Image by Gerald Yuvallos

Image by Gerald Yuvallos

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Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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