by Randy Dinkins.
Went to the Keeneland track early morning practice for my own slow panning shooting technique practice. Found out fairly quickly that slow speed panning a galloping horse (shutter speed priority: 1/60 s) does not really work too well, at least for me; too herky jerky. Only a few "poses" worked, directly perpendicular, during the glide part of the stride (pictured). Unfortunately, if you get more than one horse in the frame at one time, forget it… Lesson learned: it's a lot easier to shoot fast (1/800, or faster) and freeze :).