Images explained - Little stories about making decisions


One of the easier techniques to create a different image is panning. The idea is simple. Use a slower shutter speed (say 1/15th or 1/20th depending on the speed of the moving subject), move your camera at the same speed of a passing subject and press your shutter button. If you do it right the subject will be sharp and the background blurry. It works best with a colourful background, so choose your background first.

However, the success rate can be low. So take plenty of images and hopefully one of them stands out.

Photography is not just a matter of aiming your camera and pressing the button. For collecting memories this is perfectly alright. But if you want to decide what exactly ends up in your photo and how, you have to spend some more time and make decisions.

What is it what you want? Are there any distractions or irrelevant parts you definitely don’t want in your image? Do you want to be creative by changing your aperture or shutter speed? Or even move the camera (or just the lens) while pressing the shutter, to add a certain effect? What is the best moment to press the button?

This is a series of images where I explain what it is what I wanted and how I executed my plans.

These are things I talk about on my photography tours. If this appeal to you, check out the tours or go straight to to make your booking.


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