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40 Examples of Panning Shots in Photography

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Panning is a technique in photography that is used to capture a moving object in action.The subject of the photo is clearly caught on camera; however, the rest remains a blur in the background. Panning suggests speed and velocity to an image. To date, more and more people are into enhancing their panning skills.

Below are 40 Examples of Panning Shots in Photography that was shot by skilled and aspiring photographers as they explore and use the panning technique. These photos were mostly taken with the use of a Digital Single Lens Reflex camera. Feel free to browse through these images and be motivated!

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Did we miss anything? If you have stumble upon a panning photos that was not included on the list, feel free to add the link on the comment section.

  • http://twitter.com/FatsCrib Arvind Singh

    Nice Collection.. :)

  • http://azizuanaziz.blogspot.com/ Azizuan Aziz

    Wow! That was an amazing compilation.
    Some of them were image taken from Asia. Overload. lol
    By the way, the 4th last image was a guy riding a bike with a white helmet. Can anyone tell me what is it’s model? I kinda like it.

  • http://www.forbetterdesigns.com A.D.K.

    Hey nice collection of photos here. Thanks for sharing :)

  • http://www.social-graphics.com social graphics

    Very nice photographs, thx!

  • http://www.shotsbyme.com Marc van Agteren

    Great gallery!

    Can I share mine?

    Not totally sharp, but I liked the small car:

    http://www.shotsbyme.com/159/

    Some technical information about panning. Panning works the best for me with my 10mm when I’m around a shutterspeed of 1/15 (put the camera on shutterspeed mode, so it will determine the diafragma for you). Ofcourse it depends on how fast the object you want to pan moves. The more you do it, the more you’ll get keepers.

  • http://hermitbiker.stumbleupon.com/ Hermitbiker

    Great photographs and another great post from the author : Ronald Bien… a Graphic Designer from Philippines. He launches Naldz Graphics to help the Design Community in providing quality design resources and tutorials. Lots of great things here at NaldzGraphics… and thanks again to Brukhar at Presidia Creative for sending me this fairly new, I think, blogsite !!

  • http://www.amyhansenphoto.com Amy

    Wow! Thank you for sharing these. What a cool collection.

  • http://pras.net.np Prashant Shrestha
  • Bronwyn

    fantastic imagery there, thanks! :)

  • http://www.brandmantra.net/ website design

    Wow nice photographs… really nice… thanks for sharing…

  • http://twitter.com/dennis_k Dennis K

    Ronald – Nice job in gathering this collection of great photos. I was always a fan of panning shots.

  • http://www.tutoriallounge.com/ Tutorial Lounge

    amazing photography but i feel there is some manipulations or may be there is camera quality.

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  • http://jazzysoft.blogspot.com Jahanzaib Shaikh

    Nice Collection awesum

  • http://sreenath.net Sreenath H B
  • http://www.jannis-gerlinger.de Jannis Gerlinger

    this is very spectacular !

  • patvillaruz

    cool galardo… :)

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  • Niubi

    Awesome collection, I love action photographs, especially when they can capture some of the kinetic energy that was flowing at the moment the photo was taken. Thanks for putting this together!

    My blog: http://www.dubli.com/EN

  • Brando

    Very few of these are legitimate pans. The rest are Photoshop effects, many clumsily applied. The easy tipoff is when the motion blur goes both ways. Or the wrong way.

  • http://marketinglatinos.com Rafael Marquez

    Awesome pictures, but here’s my question: how do you take a panning shot? Is it wide aperture, fast shutter speed? I’ve never been able to take one.

  • http://www.orphicpxel.com Mars

    when will i get my 50D? I want to have an experiment on those kind of shots

  • http://sexidesign.com Melody

    Wow, it must take incredible skill to take these shots because whenever I see others taking them they don’t come out anywhere near this in clarity!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiedingo lyndon

    wow. you could have broken up the 40 with a bit more variation. quite alot of the same type of shot?

  • lisa

    gee, thanks for not telling people how it was done. seems a tripod was in use for many f the expert shots. whats the usual shutter speed and is it just a matter of following the action please xplain how its done and why no night shots?

  • http://www.smashingshare.com Waheed Akhtar

    Excellent photographs. Thanks for sharing

  • http://www.joachimbakken.com Joachim

    Lots of great shots!
    Here’s one of mine:
    http://www.joachimbakken.com/paris09/64.jpg

    Shot with Canon 30D with a 70-200mm 2.8L IS
    I guess I shot it at between 1/40s to 1/60s, with the IS activated, just following the driver and then shooting. No tripod.

  • http://dezinerfolio.com Navdeep

    Very nice ones…

  • http://technology.johnsamuel.in John Samuel

    Awesome collection. I have retweeted the post

  • http://almostimperfect.blogspot.com Amit

    The one with the two kids looks fake.

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  • http://www.netdevelopersindia.com/ .NET Developers India

    Its very difficult task for beginer photographer, Its require more experience. Really nice photography

  • http://zinecreative.com Zine Creative

    Nice set!

  • http://www.8fang.info/ Gavin

    Great collection!
    May anyone share some tutorials? I don’t know how can I do it!

  • http://www.imjustsharing.com Mitch

    Okay, I have to admit, those were really cool. I love the birds especially, but seeing the people seemingly standing still while the world moves on,… very neat.

  • Rishabh
  • FruitCake13

    Your site is the best!!!

  • http://www.livebabylive.com Carrie

    Thank you for featuring my skate boarder photo (3rd photo of the set), I appreciate it!

  • Pedro

    Coming up next, “35 examples of square pictures”.

  • James

    How it that done?

  • Nico van Allen

    Cool Stuff!!

  • http://mukulblog.blogspot.com Mukul Kumar

    Here’s one that I took : http://j.mp/1OhikS

  • http://www.abhinavbhatt.com AB

    Great collection!

  • http://unitedimage.com John

    Some amazing shots there…

    Here is my only panning shot I have taken:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnukmn/2505402167/

  • http://s104630956.onlinehome.us/art/default.htm paul

    my motion blurs are at http://s104630956.onlinehome.us/art/default.htm under Boston Cabs in Motion. have a look

  • http://www.kaplang.com/blog Michelle

    really nice collection, thank you.

  • http://www.myprofe.com MyProfe

    I have hundreds of panning shots of skateboarders. Here’s one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/myprofe/4125651681/sizes/o/

  • http://www.mariobucolo.info Mario Bucolo

    here one shot in Colonial Williamsburg, VA

    http://www.mariobucolo.com/Photography/Pagine/Autumn_in_Virginia.html#40

    thanks

    mario

  • http://www.broadwayseoinc.com Mike Attrelis

    Very nice, i always wondered how this was done, great pictures will have to save.

  • http://www.google.com mjpflbg

    wow man, there like totes cool.
    but i can do better

  • http://www.webdizajn.ws/ Web Dizajn

    Great collection!
    I like all the photo.