Featured Photo: Panning Shots – Motion Blur

Featured Photo

Thanks to Mtbr member “xcguy” for this photo submission!

Have you ever seen those cool photos in the magazines or maybe online where the biker is cruising at speed and the rest of the picture is blurred? When done right, the photo looks great and really portrays a sense of speed and movement. These kinds of shots are produced with “motion blur”. The technique used is called “panning” which means to move the camera at the same speed as the rider while you are taking the photo.

For more example and tips and pointers on how to get started making your own motion blur shots, check out the “Panning Shots – Motion Blur” discussion thread in our Photography for Mountain Bikers forum. Check out more cool photos and if you have some yourself, join our forum and share!

Or view (or upload) more ride photos, bike photos, trail photos in the Mtbr Photo Gallery!

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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