Swan Taking Flight

Panning – a Swan Takes Flight (Podcast 4)

Today I’m going to talk about a photographic technique called ‘Panning’. As I explain what this is, take a look at the first example photo (below) of a swan taking flight, kind of running across the water gathering speed as it takes flight. You can see from the relatively sharply focused head and neck that I succeeded with the pan. Also note actually that the unrecognizable blurred lighter areas on the background are actually ducks, so you can probably understand just how long I panned with this swan. To begin with, here’s a brief explanation of this technique. Panning is when...

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Martin Bailey
Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
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