Panning a Motorcycle

Have you ever tried panning photography? It is quite fun and gives a cool effect like this image of my husband on his motorcycle.

I had my camera on a tripod but you could hand hold it if you can keep it fairly level as you swivel horizontally, keeping your focus on the subject as they ride by. He was only going about 20 miles per hour.

I had my camera on shutter priority set to 1/25 sec. You have to play around with the slow shutter speed to get the effect you want depending on the lighting conditions around you.

I had it on continuous shooting and I tried manual focus and auto and got better results with manual.

What do you think?

Sony A68/Capture One

A Senior Before and After

Some of you may remember several years ago I started a portrait photography business that I ran for a couple years through 2018. Now, I just do photoshoots for family and friends for fun, but my love of editing portraits is still strong so I’ve decided to go into the business of photo editing for other photographers. Here is my first blog post on my business website.

Offshoots Photography is taking a different turn for the new year. While I haven’t offered portrait photography services for a year or two now, my love of editing has never wavered. Therefore, I am now in the business of photo editing, editing images for other photographers. I will be posting before and after images on […]

A Senior Before and After

Self Portraits: Self in Motion

These images were taken with my Sony A68 and 50mm prime lens at a slower shutter speed of 1/2 second, f/3.5, ISO 320 with TTL flash (Godox V1-S) set up as explained in an earlier post. Images are straight out of camera/no edits were made. I sure had fun twirling around for these. Lol

Self Portrait Superimposed Plus BTS

Behind The Scenes: I take my self portaits indoors where I really need to use my flash, but flash both on and off the camera without a modifier like a softbox produces very harsh and unflattering shadows. I don’t have a modifier to use to soften my flash, but I recently figured out how to effectively use my reflector to accomplish a similar effect.

As you can see, I position the reflector at a 45 degree angle to the camera and then turn the flash head (with the flash being on-camera) into the reflector. This way when the flash fires the light into the reflector, the light then bounces out and disperses diffusely over the subject, providing a much softer and more even light than pointing the flash head directly at the subject.

Wasting Away

I had fun learning how to do this photo manipulation technique on this picture of my daughter.

Avenger fans: does this remind you of anything? 😀

Sony A68/ edited in gimp (a free Photoshop-type program available to anyone on the web – love it!)

Friday Night Lights Out

My husband and I went to the local highschool’s football game tonight to watch them play in the state quarter finals. They were doing great, crushing the opposing team 20-0 by half time.

Right into the second half our team scored again making it 27-0. Then half way through the 3rd quarter the field lights went out. It was dark except for the light of the moon and the white cell phones lights of the visitors section on the other side of the field! The parking lot lights were still on as was the concession stand’s.

It took about 30 minutes for them to get the field lights back on. By this time both teams had gone into the locker rooms. I assume they were going to restart the game, but it was 33°F out and we were pretty cold so we decided to head home.

I saw on Twitter that they did end up winning 27-0 taking the district title.

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