Panning is a technique
that enables you to create a sense of motion in your photographs by
opening the shutter while you are moving the camera.
A moving subject can remain essentially stationary in the viewfinder of
your camera if you move the camera with it at the same speed.
There are essentially two main panning technique methods:
Angular movement of the camera when the photographer is stationary while following the
movement of the object with their camera.
Linear camera movement parallel to the movement of the subject. The camera moves along with the subject of
Here are some examples of successful panning shots that were submitted to the PhotoBlink Mainstream Competitions.
||Angular panning (Sergei Samus)|
||Curcular camera movement panning (Darwin)|
||Angular panning (Lachlan Rex)|