Tip of the week with Beck Photographic

This week's top tip: how to get an object sharp and in focus and the background blurred
This week's top tip: how to get an object sharp and in focus and the background blurred
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Try an arty panning shot.

Set your camera for a slow shutter speed in the range of 1/8 to 1/30 sec and take a photograph of a moving object, eg a car, motorbike, cycle, or a person running etc.

As the object or person is going past you, track your subject with the camera, and try to keep them in the same place in the viewfinder.

Press the shutter when the subject is nearly level with you, and follow them with your camera until the shutter closes.

You should end up with the object sharp and in focus and the background blurred.

This will isolate the object from the background and give a sense of movement to your image.

If you have any questions about any aspects of photography or camera choice, please email peter@beckphotographic.com and he will try to answer your questions.