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Project 11 - Tv – walking portrait

This is a challenging and creative use of the shutter priority mode. First of all re-set your ISO at 100 or even 50. Then select an open shade or darkish area. Have your ‘subject on standby. Set zoom onto wide angle and focus using manual focus preset on a spot on the ground. Select Tv (shutter priority) and then select the slowest shutter speed. Now ask your subject to walk past you while you ‘pan’ at their walking speed. The subject should pass within 2 metres of you. This takes a little practice but the results are really interesting.

Tip: Ask the subject to ‘sneak’ a look at you when they are at 45 degrees to you.