Panning Practice at Air2Air
Practice, Practice, Practice, I do it all the time because it’s the only way I know of keeping sharp at my panning skills. Getting a sharp image throwing the 200-400VR2 around at 1/90 demands constant practice. Once again the field provided us access (which is everything in aviation) to the taxi way for the group to learn, practice and refine their handholding and panning, We had Sentimental Journey and some other cool aircraft including the Lancair Evolution, one of only three around. The sky wasn’t the best but no matter, I was just practicing. I selected the 1/90 not only to show visually how good my technique (in case I needed more practuce), not just to blur the prop, but to blur out the background as much as possible. I was glad the images came out sharp, hate to think my practice went for not. Great start to Air2Air and only a hint of things to come!
Photo captured by D3x, 200-400VR2 on Lexar UDMA digital film