Something I like to do when I’m out shooting at drift events is whip out my Sigma 35 1.4 and begin panning low. Panning is by far my favorite thing to do with a camera, and I love to see how low I can go. It doesn’t always work out for me, but when it does, I feel well rewarded. So here are a few of my favorites from the most recent round of Formula Drift, at Texas Motor Speedway!
Okay, so I know I said I use my Sigma 35 1.4, but at this event I decided to see how low I could pan with a longer lens (in this case, my Sigma 70-200 2.8). I did manage to get a few photos at 1/15 or 1/10 with this lens, which excited me greatly!
In my opinion however, my best stuff does come from the Sigma 35 1.4. This lens is my all around favorite lens, I use it for almost everything. For these photos below, I shot at 1/10 and 1/5.
While shooting this low means I don’t get completely sharp photos every time, sometimes I don’t think it matters. My aim is typically to get the cars to be a sharp as possible, but sometimes I find I like it when they’re a little blurry. To me, the subjectivity of photography is why I love it so much. What one person likes, another may not, but as long as you’re happy with what you produced, it doesn’t really matter what others think!
I hope you guys enjoyed these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!