This was one of my favorite photos to capture, but definitely one of the most challenging. After watching a video on a technique called "panning" I decided to put my skills, and patience, to the test. After nearly 75 photos I finally captured this shot. The secret behind this technique, besides being patient, is movement. By actually slowing down the shutter speed (in order to create the blurred background) and moving in sync with the moving object (to create the focused foreground) movement can be captured in a still photo as seen above. Because my brother was actually moving fairly fast I set the shutter speed to 1/30 of a second and set the lighting to "f8" after experimenting and getting both extremely dark photos and almost completely white photos. For a fairly fast moving object in sunlight in the late afternoon, these are the settings I found best. Although not perfect, I am very fond of this photo and extremely proud of the final product because this is a very difficult technique to master.