Photography Inspiration: A Collection of Panning Photos

Inspiration August 5, 2010

Panning in photography is the process of capturing movement on the frame. While a subject moves in a certain direction, your camera follows the direction she is going so she stays in the same position in your frame for the duration of the exposure.

If you apply this technique correctly, your subject should look still in your photograph while her background is blurry, streaked or skewed, in the opposite direction of her travel. The overall effect can be anything from sentimental or nostalgic to action-packed and dynamic! Check out the following great examples of this technique and be inspired.

dufferlong
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steffenj
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anda74
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panning
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panning 3
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rickwilks
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phatcamper
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manganite
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ableman
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guidomasi
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kuro no kishi
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hirosan
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acid tuk tuk
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bucharest
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monkey pushover tree
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sibemolle
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apool panningonly
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goodbye nikon d100
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sullmish
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panning 2
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roney
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in rush
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hirosan
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try try try
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alothman
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panning 4
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jesus r hernandez
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heading south
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rafagoes
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panning 6
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stella foto

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simplicity
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florida nature
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time and speed
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  • http://www.isisdsn.com Raelin

    Wow! Really awesome collection.. it is wonderful how this method is used to highlight a subject.. hyper macro ;)

  • http://www.womensforum.in/exercise/ Asha@Exercise Forum

    Awesome compliation…

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/2007828/ Andrew

    Very nice collection!

  • http://www.thestemwarestore.com Stem Store

    We use quite a bit of photography on our site and I can’t say that I have seen many of these panning photos before. It’s something that I would love to incorporate into our efforts. Beautiful, beautiful work!

  • http://www.designedbyjay.com Jay

    Great post!

  • http://www.dsm-design.co.uk/ DSM Design

    I think i like the night time city shots best, with plenty of lights bluring by, very beaut! :)

  • http://www.helloeverything.co.uk David

    Nice post, there are some very talented photographers out there.