Circular Panning vs. Horizontal Panning Photography

Layne Kennedy
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Duration:   2  mins

Sometimes poor light can be good light for shooting. In this video, photographer Layne Kennedy provides helpful panning photography tips and also demonstrates how to use panning in low light to capture motion. You can photograph people walking or cars as they go by, but for this video Layne chose a light-rail transit train car in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He illustrates how to do a straight horizontal pan, moving your camera horizontally and clicking your shutter as the cable car goes by. That’s a typical panning shot, but you can also do circular panning. Layne shows you how to rotate your camera while also panning horizontally, accentuating speed and motion even more for a striking image. Use these panning photography tips today and have fun capturing beautiful motion images.