Like every genre, motorcycle photography has its specifics: you have to choose the right place, composition, and equipment. But above all you have to think about your own safety. That’s why we have a few basic tips for you on how to take impressive photos of even the fastest motorcycles.
Even though panning is a technique that’s mainly used in sports photography, you can experiment with it elsewhere too. For example you can get interesting abstract pictures by using panning on autumn leaves—that is, on something static.
The first successful photograph of motion was taken by photographer and inventor Eadweard Muybridge in 1878, using a technique called chronophotography. This was part of his study called “The Horse in Motion.” In this article we’d like to talk about how to freeze motion, and also how to highlight it by blurring certain parts of a picture.
Panning is a technique that photographers use to emphasize motion. They follow a moving object with their camera, and press the trigger at just the right moment. This keeps the photo’s main subject sharp, while blurring its surroundings. That’s nice when you can manage it... but what if you need to fake it after the shot? Read on to find out!