Panning shots are a fantastic technique to use in car photography as they capture an element of speed and make the overall photograph that much more exciting.
But as simple as panning shots may seem it still required a fair amount of practice.
In order to effectively pull off a good panning shot of a car, you'll need a camera with a manual mode so you can choose what settings you want without having the camera's automatic mode interfere.
Next, you'll have to choose a shutter speed that will give you the result you are looking for. For best results, experiment between 1/80th and 1/100th of a second. You also want to ensure you're balancing your light meter in order to get a correct exposure. Make sure you're on 100 ISO and then balance that light meter with the Aperture.
Then when the car comes around, move the camera with the motion and take your shot. Using a burst mode (continuous shooting) while you pan. A good tip would be to try to lock your focus point on a part of the car as smoothly as possible.
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel: Tony & Chelsea Northrup on Sharp Panning Photos (That Will Make Your Friends Say "Neat")...
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