Kids Love to Run

Kids Love to Run

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.

Comments (3)

Vera Marie BadertscherAugust 14th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I love your little photo lessons. And I particularly appreciate that you don’t forget the point and shoot operators, who can get lost in the more technical explanations. THANKS!

marshaAugust 27th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

thanks. I appreciate the feedback. I agree – the point and shooters are the bulk of photographers and not much is written to help them. Stay tuned. More to come.

marshaOctober 19th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

thanks Vera. I am glad you find the explanations clear and useful and appreciate the feedback. Marsha

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