Panning with a moving subject is one of the best—and most fun—ways to convey a sense of dynamic action unlike any other technique. It’s especially impactful to pair panning with wildlife photography and sports photography, but there are all sorts of creative ways to apply it to everyday photography, too! While there are ways to fake motion during post production, you gain a new level of appreciation when you put the time in to capture that motion in camera.
While viewers usually marvel over the sense of motion conveyed by the blurry background, what always stops them in their tracks is when you juxtapose it with a tack sharp primary subject… which isn’t an easy thing to do straight out of camera.
Just about any time I practice panning photography, the bulk of my photos are culled and marked for deletion. They’re just no good. With the few (and I do mean few) keepers that I do get, every single one of them needs just a bit more help to make them pop. That’s where Sharpen AI comes in.