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James Tyrrell


James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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on Wildlife Panning Blur: Mastering the Basics

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Great tips James.

Thanks, I think. Now I’ll be spending any available time remembering and practicing these techniques before my next visit to Londdolozi.

Some really good and helpful hints James. Thanks for sharing with us.

Panning is so tricky and requires practice in addition to learning the math. Great tips here. I’d really like to practice this technique when I’m there in late March……

Thanks James. Very informative.

Thanks James for the photography posts! I’m going on safari in the northern Sabi Sands next year so appreciate these tip posts. I’ve read some of your previous spotlight/night posts but would you be able to do one and how eye shine is affected when taking photos at night?

James, what a great job at panning photos. I have never tried to pan photos, but maybe when we are there in 2020, I can try it!

Thanks James! I eventually had some success when I took many shots and found at least one of a leopard descending from a tree that was fairly decent. (I now realized that the weather was overcast.)
Still think you’re being overly critical of the elephant foot shot.

Hope you enjoyed last weekend!

Shared this with my photo instructor who used it in a class he was teaching!

Haha thanks Vin! Hope we can get some nice panning shots for you when you next visit!

Excellent discussion James and the first two sentences in your blog describe the task PERFECTIVELY! Thank your for an excellent explanation. We’ve tried instinctively to pan but with exactly the conclusions you mention and most all of those pics have been deleted. Your list of “rules” will help structure our thinking so maybe we will have a chance next time. We have practiced on moving cars but animals are much more fun!

This is one photographic technique I’ve never tried!

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