How do you go about capturing fast action when you’re shooting? Do you typically try to freeze action with your camera? Me, too… that is, until I discovered a technique called PANNING. Panning is the act of moving your camera at the same speed of a moving object in order to freeze the subject while showing intense movement in the background. It will take practice, but that along with a couple simple shifts of your settings and you can make it happen.
My photos, taken on my camera’s auto setting, were all nicely focused and sharp from the front to the back of the image, and I had some basic posing knowledge, so my people looked pretty good. However, I noticed that the subjects in my photos didn’t pop and stand out how I wanted them to when the background was sharply focused. Time to learn about depth of field