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    Practice panning and tracking

    Do you have any interesting Bubble photos?

    My neighbors thought it was hilarious watching me try to blow bubbles and get to my camera before the light breeze carried them away. However it did make for an interesting exercise.

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    Model Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    ISO 100
    Exposure 1/125 sec
    Aperture 5.0

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    Re: Practice panning and tracking

    I can imagine Bryan, I bet focusing was a challenge!

    My neighbors thought it was hilarious watching me try to blow bubbles and get to my camera before the light breeze carried them away.
    Why not ask them to help next time

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    Re: Practice panning and tracking

    BJ,

    My suggestion, next time try a slower shutterspeed. At 1/125th, you're actually freezing the motion pretty well and thus losing the blurring affect that the panning/tracking is meant to give you. As an example, I have a panning shot among my vintage grand prix shots from a month or so ago. I had to crank the ISO down to 100, and the aperture up to f/22 to give myself a 1/10th sec exposure time to be able to pan with the car to get the background blurring that way. I know the photo isn't the best example of panning, but it gives the idea... you need a slower shutterspeed.

    That said, the shot is nice, and as Dave pointed out, you exercised quick subject location and focus tracking very effectively.

    Keep 'em coming! Nice capture. Though next time, find a child to help produce the bubbles for you...

    - Bill

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    Re: Practice panning and tracking

    Having an assistant would definitely make things easier .... but where's the fun in that

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    Re: Practice panning and tracking

    Quote Originally Posted by bj denning View Post
    having an assistant would definitely make things easier .... But where's the fun in that
    lol

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