2. Follow Through
Any tennis players out there? Golfers? I’m sure y’all are fully aware of how “following through” makes or breaks the sport; the same principle applies to panning in photography.
As previously mentioned, the photographer moves with their subject in a horizontal line. They are to move from one end of the line to the next in one, fluid motion. No stops or breaks in the middle to capture — just follow through and keep moving. Failing to follow through with your movement will result in a blurry mess and the subject will come out as clear as you might hope. If you need a visual reference, take a peek at the top GIF.
This is arguably one of the most important tips to take away, as your image will be completely compromised if the photographer fails to do so.