July 22, 2007

And MORE panning photos!

Filed under: Pan shot,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 21:31

In the last couple of days, I’ve received 2 more e-mails from listeners with examples of their panning photos.

Boy, this was a topic with legs!

Kayne Simons wrote:

Hey guys,
Thanks so much for the Gorilla pod, I loved it so much i went straight out and bought the SLR Zoom version. I just thought i’d share a tip after listening to the panning podcast. I’ve included one of my pictures i took of a friends new car. I find that whilst looking through the viewfinder with my right eye and keeping my left eye open to track the subject it becomes a lot easier to follow the pan when the shutter opens. Anyway thanks for the podcasts guys, Easily the best on the net…
Cheers
Kayne

Nice tip! Thanks Kayne.

And here’s Kayne’s shot:

And then I received an e-mail from Ron Coupland, who wrote:

Bruce and Shelton,
I listen regularly and although I’m not an SLR owner, I’ve learned quite a bit from Shutters Inc. I took this shot of my daughter on the backyard swing with my Canon A630 after hearing the podcast about panning. Usually, I listen to the show before going to sleep at night. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve jumped out of bed and pulled out my camera or opened up Photoshop. This was especially true right after I bought my camera back in September. Although I’d taken more than 16 thousand pictures with the Kodak DC220 Plus that I owned since the late 90′s, I knew nothing about how more sophisticated cameras worked. Little by little, Shutters Inc. has taught me how to use my new Canon.
For the record, I love my A630. It is easy to use and seems to have a good deal of capability for a compact. I would love to know how it is regarded in the industry.
Thanks!
Ron Coupland

Well Ron, I can’t comment on how the Canon is regarded within the industry, but I’m sure Shelton will have something to say about it.

Here’s Ron’s panning shot:

File Name IMG_5171.JPG
Camera Model Name Canon PowerShot A630
Shooting Date/Time 7/20/2007 3:16:26 PM
Shooting Mode Manual
My Colors Mode Vivid
Tv (Shutter Speed) 1/30
Av (Aperture Value) 8.0
Light Metering Spot
ISO Speed 100
Lens 7.3 – 29.2 mm
Focal Length 29.2 mm
Digital Zoom None
Image Size 3264×2448
Image Quality Superfine
Flash Off
White Balance Auto
AF Mode Single AF
Parameters Contrast Normal
Sharpness Normal
Saturation Normal
Color Space sRGB
File Size 2972 KB
Drive Mode Single-frame shooting

Nice work, guys!


July 19, 2007

Another panning shot

Filed under: Pan shot,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 23:59
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I received an e-mail from Walt Kippenhuck today with another panning shot that I felt just had to be shared.

This is what Walt wrote:

Hey Shelton and Bruce!
First off, still loving the podcast. Listening to them at the gym 5:30 in the morning really helps me have more fun and forget that (a) I’m at the gym and (b) for God’s sake it’s 5:30 am!!
Anyway, after listing to Shelton talking about the panning technique I remembered a picture I took a couple months back. It’s of two ducks in flight, shot from above (my 16th floor balcony). I thought I would send it your way and you can post it if it is at all applicable (even if you wish to use it as an example of what NOT to do, Shelton (ha!).
Cheers,
Walt

And here’s Walt’s pic:

Fast ducks

July 15, 2007

Shutters Inc – episode 082

Filed under: !Podcasts,Flash,Pan shot,Shutters Inc,White balance — Bruce Williams @ 19:01

In ep 82, Bruce apologises again for the debacle this week over the”panning photos” (see the blog entries if you’re not sure what happened).

Shelton talks about white balance and flash diffusers.


July 10, 2007

More panning photos

Filed under: Pan shot,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 10:45

I received an e-mail from Bob Fischer this morning with these 3 panning photos, and thought I’d share them straight away.

Bob wrote:

these three photos I have sent on panning are some of the best i’ve shot. the “Little russian Drama” is probably one of the most incredible photos I have ever taken. It’s truly a cartier-bresson “moment” photo. I was on a tour bus in st. petersburg on the way to the hermitage which I looked out the moving bus and shot this image. The narrative drama, complete with body language, the woman’s shoes pointing up, the man’s stance, is truly a Chekovian play in a single magic shot that I got off as I panned as the bus went by. how I ever had the skill and foresight to get it continues to confound me. I’m not good at panning but I’ve taken a few good ones, particularly the balinese funeral shot of two people who are speeding by on a motor scooter with the funeral center pieces in their hot little hands. the “funeral” photo is larger with more information but i couldn’t get it all on the scanner. the middle photo of the little boy and his mother was shot this last february in ubud, bali.

Russian drama
Couple on bike
Balinese funeral

Nice work, Bob!


July 8, 2007

Shutters Inc – episode 081

Filed under: !Podcasts,Flash,Manfrotto,Pan shot,Shutters Inc,Tripod — Bruce Williams @ 23:30

In ep 81, a discussion on the importance of water, followed by Shelton continuing his discussion (from last week) of tripods.

Tripod heads mentioned include:

Manfrotto 058
Manfrotto 322 (what Shelton uses) and the 222
Manfrotto 141RC (what Bruce currently uses)

And then Shelton moves on to this week’s topic of shooting effective “pan” shots.

Some of Shelton’s examples:

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Plus one from Bruce right here,

Also, those pics from Bob Fischer that Shelton referred to:
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