Hartland Quay Hill Climb – Panning Photography

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Hartland Quay Hill Climb – Panning Photography

Last week at the Turner Locker Barnfield Revival I was bemoaning having missed another Wiscombe hill climb when Steve from Redmax pointed out that Hartland Quay was on soon; sorted!

After what seemed like a three day journey in, ermm, a Vulvo, we arrived today (somehow).

For me the mission was a bit of pan photography practice so that’s what I did. Pan photography takes practice, you won’t get every one right but you don’t get anything right without practice. Keep the upper body fluid, move from the hips and keep the point that you want to be sharpest in exactly the same point in the viewfinder. Manual (pre) focus, unless your camera is ridiculously fast. You can go with a small aperture/good depth of field to get suitably long shutter speeds.

After the visit we drove for four more days before finding Exeter again.

Clearly these aren’t pan shots but I like them.

By | 2017-07-06T15:56:30+00:00 October 4th, 2015|Motorbike photography, Nikon|0 Comments

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Andrew Butler is a professional photographer and designer based in the South West of England. He has had a long career photographing for clients as diverse as Arts Council England and Motor Cycle News.