Posted 02 September 2019 - 11:21 AM
There are two motions in play here. Showing motion outside the subject. Showing movement in the subject.
Pan to blur the background to show speed depends on how fast the subject is going. If the subject can go from point A to point B (pan range), lets say at 1/1000 of a second. Then you probably can go up to 1/125 and get great results.
I think that folks telling you 1/30 is to get the subject motion, tires spinning. Now you have more issues to consider, camera shake. You can help that by using a tripod, or better yet, monopod. That will help to stabilize the camera while following the subject.
Patrice the first one, as that can be hand held. Once you get the idea of panning to show speed/background blur. You can start to lower the shutter speed to get the tire blur.
Keep it simple and youll get there. You can practice shooting freeway traffic to get the pan down.
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