Panning photography

I got a new camera earlier this year, and I spent some time watching youtube tutorials on photography techniques. One technique I have been wanting to try out is panning – this is when you intentionally move the camera while you are taking a picture. You focus on a moving subject, and move the camera along with the subject. This keeps the subject in focus and gives motion blur to the background. A few weeks ago I took Spencer go-karting with a friend and his dad. All four of us did one round (I came in last place), and then the boys did another round. I enjoyed taking pictures much more than driving. This was a perfect opportunity to try out some panning shots. I think they turned out pretty good. For the very last picture I actually did not pan. I used a faster shutter speed so everything is in focus.

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