Panning Photography with iPhone – Part 2

Panning photography with iPhone, even though it’s lacking some control, is very fun. Like I mentioned in the previous post, I used an app called Slow Shutter Cam to create these panning images. They are not perfect, but at least they give you the sense of movement in the images. So, here are more panning images created with iPhone.

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Panning Shot With iPhone – Jeepney

How to create a panning shot with iPhone? Panning photography with iPhone is made possible with the help of an app called Slow Shutter Cam. It’s probably used more for slow shutter speed photography, but you can use it for panning photography too. I usually choose a “shutter speed” of 0.5 sec for fast moving subject like these Jeepneys.

Panning photography is a technique used to create a sense of movement by moving the camera to follow the subject. Due to the lack of control on iPhone, creating a panning shot can be challenging. As you can tell, these panning shots are not perfect. There are a lot of blurs on the Jeepneys, but I like the effect. I will practice more with my iPhone to create better panning shots. For more panning shots created with my other camera, go here.

Have fun shooting with your iPhone or whatever camera phone you have with you today. Enjoy the rest of the photos below.

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Panning – Photographing Moving Subjects

Panning is a technique used to shoot a subject moving parallel to you. It is used to create a sense of movement by moving the camera to follow the subject. It will blur the background / surrounding objects while keeping the main subject in focus.MORE +

The Flash and Bionic Woman

Shot with Olympus PEN E-P3 and Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm f/1.7. At ISO 200, lens aperture was set to f/11 if I remember correctly. That was to allow the shutter speed to go down to 1/20 sec for panning purpose.MORE +

Bangkok Tuk Tuk at Night

Shooting Tuk Tuk at night in Bangkok is fun and the only way to make it much more interesting is to pan it using a used Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 pancake lens. OK, I am exaggerating, I know. I am showing off my new “used” gadget, I know. But this little guy which I got two weeks ago at ~S$500 cheaper compared to when buying it new can really do wonder. It won’t replace my Canon 1DIV, but there will be times that I prefer to bring this guy with me instead of my 1DIV. It’s small, it’s light, it’s powerful and it has bokeh!

More on Panasonic GF-1 in my next post. I will try to write a practical review about the camera. Not a pixel peeping review which most of us don’t care anyway, but just a practical review of what I will use it for. So stay tuned.MORE +

Embrace the Noise

Panning Shot - A biker on Victoria Street in Singapore

A Biker on Victoria Street, Singapore

Shooting at high ISO is sometimes necessary, especially when shooting in low light condition and if you are like me, prefer not to use flash. Bumping up the ISO to 800, 1600 or even 3200 is fine if that helps you achieve a higher shutter speed to help freeze the subject and reduce the handshake. Current generation of digital cameras produce wonderful pictures at high ISO with very minimal noise. Let’s forget about pixel peeping. I am not shooting for a cover of fashion magazine. Few of the latest digital cameras have high ISO up to 12800 and 25600. You don’t have to go that extreme of course, but if you own one of those cameras, just don’t forget that you have that option if you have to.MORE +