Kids Love to Run
Kids love to run. My two-year-old grandson had discovered speed and mobility and was practicing in his backyard. I wanted to capture the moment.
I decided to practice a panning technique I had learned in a workshop. I set the camera on a slower shutter speed; on a point and shoot camera, that would be a landscape or portrait icon. I picked him up in the frame as he was beginning his run off my right shoulder. I locked in the focus and exposure by training my little square light meter and focal point on his head and held the shutter button half way down. Then, holding the camera level, I moved the camera with him as he ran through the scene, tripping the shutter as he hit the mid-point, and continuing to follow him through the scene after the shot was taken until my camera was over my left shoulder. The results show him learning to run as he moves through his backyard.