The kids, one of their friends and I went to the park the other day. Good thing I brought my camera because it was the perfect opportunity to practice panning!
Slow shutter speed + moving camera with the moving object = in focus subject, blurry background.
Well, the blurry background was easy to get but my subject wasn't much in focus.
I was really happy with the bright colors though especially our friend's turquoise shirt and shorts.
The kids enjoyed looking at their blurry selves on the camera screen, especially when it looked like their legs disappeared! Cool!!
Then we jumped on the merry go round. This was a bit easier since I didn't have to move the camera. But 5 minutes round and round and I was ready to toss my cookies! How do kids do this all day long???
Panning....deceptively simple....especially on the merry go round!