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How To Show Motion in Photography By Panning

Ever wondered how the professionals show motion in a photograph? Often they use a technique called panning. In panning you use a relatively slow shutter speed and match the speed of a moving object as it passes you by. In this situation you try to keep the object in focus and the background as a nice blur.

The result is an image like this:

photo by willvision

Here is how you do it: