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{Photography.38.206}: Rich Mason {richpix} Sun, 04 Nov 2007 21:06:18 CST (HTML)

That's actually the easiest way to do it, Jenny, except for the self timer part. If you know the path along which your subject will be moving you can plan the shot easily.

Pre-focus on the spot where the subject will be when you want to trip the shutter. Then just follow the subject through the viewfinder until it reaches the spot, click, and keep moving at the same rate. It's easier with a rangefinder camera as the mirror doesn't go up and block the view With an SLR it's usually easier to do with both eyes open so you can track the subject with the other eye once the exposure starts.


{Photography.38.207}: Jenny Reiswig {jreiswig} Sun, 04 Nov 2007 21:15:19 CST (3 lines)

It's the moving AND clicking that I have problems with.  You have to
understand - I will spill coffee on myself if I need to look at my
watch while holding a cup.  Complete klutz.


{Photography.38.208}: Rich Mason {richpix} Sun, 04 Nov 2007 21:33:31 CST (4 lines)

Well, the good news is you won't get anything wet if you don't get a
panning photo right.  ;-)

Practice, you might surprise yourself.


{Photography.38.209}: Coyote {coyote} Sun, 04 Nov 2007 21:43:17 CST (3 lines)

That's exactly the kind of advice I need to get started. Thanks, Rich!

And {206} is very cool looking.


{Photography.38.210}: rebecca {anahita} Mon, 05 Nov 2007 10:17:04 CST (HTML)

Now I get it! Motion, as in the camera's moving to keep up with the subject.


{Photography.38.211}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Mon, 05 Nov 2007 14:10:54 CST (6 lines)

Yeah, that, or a blurry subject as in the camera was still and the
subject was in motion.

Panning the camera takes a little practice, but it gives some great
images. The slower the shutter speed you use, the blurrier the
background until it's just a blast of color.


{Photography.38.212}: Donald Dozier {donaldpd} Mon, 05 Nov 2007 15:55:53 CST (2 lines)

Or if you just pull a dumb trick and walk off while the camera's
still doing its number.


{Photography.38.213}: Rich Mason {richpix} Mon, 05 Nov 2007 16:08:25 CST (HTML)

"or a blurry subject as in the camera was still and the subject was in motion." That would just be blurring. Panning refers to movement of the camera. I think it came from the motion picture industry--the camera panned across the vast landscape. I suspect it's a derivation of the word panorama.


{Photography.38.214}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Mon, 05 Nov 2007 22:40:57 CST (HTML)

I thought Rebecca was referring to the topic's title, Motion. Panning is one way to show motion in a still picture, allowing the subject to blur against a stationary background is another.


{Photography.38.215}: rebecca {anahita} Tue, 06 Nov 2007 08:23:46 CST (HTML)

So both are considered Motion for purposes of this topic. Thanks for the clarification.


{Photography.38.216}: annie {oceanannie} Fri, 09 Nov 2007 10:51:31 CST (5 lines)

I went to the fair last night and didn't change my camera shutter
speed at home before I left, and because a) I don't wear my reading
lenses outside, and b) I couldn't remember where I had to go to  find
the change, I have lots of blurry pics.  However, I kind of like this
one of the 6-horse hitch coming into the arena at a fast trot.


{Photography.38.217}: annie {oceanannie} Fri, 09 Nov 2007 12:03:46 CST (1 line)

This one was a surprise to me because my mind was intent on the line up.


{Photography.38.218}: Coyote {coyote} Fri, 09 Nov 2007 12:42:28 CST (2 lines)

Those are great! In the second one, the horses in motion look like an
abstract painting. Very cool :-)


{Photography.38.219}: rebecca {anahita} Fri, 09 Nov 2007 13:19:05 CST (HTML)

{217} Nice... lots of motion!


{Photography.38.220}: Jenny Reiswig {jreiswig} Fri, 09 Nov 2007 21:00:35 CST (2 lines)

Beautiful! I love those huge draft horses... brings back memories of a
wonderful sleigh ride from my younger days...


{Photography.38.221}: Paddrick Mackin {paddrick} Tue, 10 Feb 2009 13:19:59 CST (HTML)

ArtStudio 1.1.2

This animation program is the giveaway of the day for February 10, 2009 at:

Corner-A ArtStudio is powerful animation software that can bring to life boring static images. ArtStudio has a lot of build-in filters, it has hardware acceleration support, various export possibilities and simple interface - you don’t need to be an artist or designer to use ArtStudio.

You have to download it AND install it today if you want it free.

You’ve seen some of my water animations posted to this group and on Flickr.

If you want it, hurry.



{Photography.38.222}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Tue, 10 Feb 2009 14:17:02 CST (6 lines)

I got it, now I have to find time to learn it.

Paddy, do you have the free version? It doesn't seem to support
features like pressure sensitivity in my Wacom pen. I have added it to
the list of programs in the tablet driver, but I still get only one
level of drawing pressure.


{Photography.38.223}: annie {oceanannie} Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:24:44 CST (1 line)

I'll try it, too!


{Photography.38.224}: Paddrick Mackin {paddrick} Tue, 10 Feb 2009 17:12:37 CST (16 lines)

I have the free version too.  Picked it up on a giveaway sometime
last year.  I think you are right about the pressure sensitive not

But all you do is "paint" the motion over the part of the image you
want to move, and then adjust the settings for speed, strength and
direction.  I always have to experiment with the settings.

I have to relearn every time I use it.  I think there is a basic
instruction manual on the website.

When I save an animation as a jif file, I set it at 640 x 480 for
about 12 seconds at about 15 frames a second, and set it to loop.

You can also make it an executable file or a screen saver.  Have fun
with it, if you can get away from your woodshop after tomorry.


{Photography.38.225}: annie {oceanannie} Tue, 10 Feb 2009 19:15:22 CST (2 lines)

Ah, Paddrick, I think your penultimate paragraph has answered a
question, though which one I'm not quite sure.


{Photography.38.226}: Paddrick Mackin {paddrick} Tue, 10 Feb 2009 22:26:12 CST (7 lines)

I think it did too, Annie.  As I recall, it is about a 5 megabyte
file.  A high speed connection is your friend.

Are you on Flickr?  If you upload it to Flickr, the animation is
only visable in the "Original Size."  Unless you paste the code for
the Original in the first reply (or any other reply).  That works
for me.


{Photography.38.227}: annie {oceanannie} Wed, 11 Feb 2009 09:55:11 CST (2 lines)

I'll make a note of that comment too, Paddrick - no time to play
today, but tomorrow or the weekend.


{Photography.38.228}: Paddrick Mackin {paddrick} Wed, 27 May 2009 22:46:43 CDT (26 lines)

Speaking of “motion,” I like to make a photo story of pictures I
take, like the several I have made for UTube.

To do this, I use Photo Story 3 for Windows.  There are other
programs you can use for this such as Windows Movie Maker and
Wondershare Movie Story.

Since the Windows based programs will only play on Windows systems,
I use AVS Video Converter to convert the Windows based photo story
(images and narration) to an MP4 file at a resolution of 640 x 480.

Why, I’ve become a UTube video director and producer to the delight
of many fans!  It must be my Texas accent, which I lay on pretty

Any way, have a look at my latest production for how I smoke
babyback pork ribs at:

I hope you will enjoy this porkey presentation.  Be sure and listen
to my philosophy at the end of the video!  I like to create both gif
animated files and photo stories.

Live the main; don’t be a knucklehead!



{Photography.38.229}: Coyote {coyote} Thu, 28 May 2009 00:09:48 CDT (1 line)

Your videos are always so much fun. And delicious!!!


{Photography.38.230}: annie {oceanannie} Thu, 28 May 2009 09:47:33 CDT (1 line)



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