Weekly Photography Challenge – Panning


If you want to see action and motion, check out these 30 moving panning images.

Panning is the technique of moving your camera to match the direction and speed of an object that is moving in front of you, while shooting at a slow shutter speed. The result will blur the background, and make the subject relatively sharp. The trick is to get your speed and timing just right – it takes a bit of practice so now is a good time to do just that!

Andreas Nilsen

By Andreas Nilsen

Weekly Photography Challenge – panning

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Darlene Hildebrandt is the Managing Editor of dPS. She is also an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through articles, online photography classes, and travel tours. Get her free ebook 10 Photography Challenges to help you take better pictures or join a photo tour to some exotic places.

  • Rob

    From our local Cars & Coffee event in Virginia Beach…

  • pawle

    Always on the run

  • Panning is harder than I thought! – via http://www.dannydutch.net/own-work/no-motorbike-no-girlfriend/

  • Franklin

    Offtopic: I just bought my first dslr camera nikon D5300, it’s a 18-55mm lens, I would like to know what I can and can’t do with this lens, some tutorial links would be appreciated, thanks

  • Pim Lerou

    Domino-day in Rotterdam (the Netherlands):

  • WSBK – Imola (Italy) Tom Sykes

  • OldPom

    Triathlon cyclist at full speed, and a motorcyclist – with a guilty conscience ?

  • S. Koull.

    cycling by the sea

  • Patricia Castellano

    “my room mate Martha Is getting paid 98$/h on the internet.”….two days ago new Silver McLaren P2 bought after earning 18,512 Dollars,,,this was my previous month’s paycheck ,and-a little over, 17k Dollars Last month ..3-5 h/r of work a days ..with. extra open doors &. weekly. paychecks… it’s realy the simplest. work. I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over. 87 Dollars, p/h.Learn. More right Hereo!546????? http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsCitizens/GetPaidHourly98$…. .?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:::::o!546………

  • ppvinNY

    A moment in time (x 3)

  • Siddharth Mukerji

    ~Corbett Tiger Reserve~ Managed to capture the majestic Tiger walking through the forest..

  • Dariusz Ma?kowski

    Havana Cuba

  • Dariusz Ma?kowski

    Havana Cuba.

  • jsm1963
  • Mayank Gupta

    Off to work!

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  • Jake Bartt

    Surfer trimming through tea tree bay,
    Noosa , Australia

  • Jacob

    NASCAR racing at various tracks. Jacob Mullins with RubbingsRacing.com and facebook.com/JacobMullinsRacing

  • marinsd

    King Neptune at San Francisco’s Carnaval

  • vibrancy in motion

  • Ray Toh


  • Ray Toh


  • Wesley Chu

    going home..

  • Wesley Chu

    Going home…

  • Maciej Bednarz

    Horse archer

  • go go go 🙂 1/3rd of a sec

  • mit

    Traditional old guy riding

  • Gunamala

    Go karting..

  • Haaris Muhammed S

    Life !

  • Gerald Chan

    My attempt on using the panning to capture a shot of my school football player in training

  • Gerald Chan

    Here’s attempt on using the panning to capture a shot of my school football player in training

  • Gerald Chan

    One of my attempts on using the panning to capture the shot of my school’s football player in training

  • Krishnadas Ramanujam

    In Milan Italy

  • Auto rickshaw

  • Mike Burke

    Abstract sunset over water: Viewed from Pago Pago, AS, Nikon 1 V1 on trypod using a 1.5 sec pan.left to right.

  • Virgilio Rodriguez

    YMCA race

  • F1 car at the TT Assen 2015

  • Harman Stills

    Automobile approaching in opposite directions..

  • Harman Stills

    Automobiles approaching from opposite directions

  • LaxmiKanth V

    Pulsar 200!!!

  • Sumit Sinha


  • Gary W. Sherwin

    I call this photo, “Shooting Star”. Taken on a very windy day with the flower swaying in the wind. It took a good many shots to catch it.

  • Kaushik roy

    Two friends on a busy day…

  • R. Weems

    Girl on bike.

  • Kevin hallas

    Citroen 2CV racing at Oulton Park, UK. 1/40s!

  • Kevin Hallas

    Citroen HY Van exiting the old town market in Nice, December 2015. 1/8s, taken on iPhone

  • Olivia White

    Was this at a Renassaince Fair? Or possibly an SCA event?

  • Maciej Bednarz

    This was last year in Czersk (near Warsaw in Poland) at the “VII tournament knight in the court of Konrad Mazowiecki”

  • Swami Pavan
  • Maciej Bednarz


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