Panning is a cool and simple way to photograph moving subjects or objects. And when executed properly, it can make a subject appear to be moving considerably faster than it really is. Panning is also an easy way to deal with a messy or distracting background – simply blur it away. Plus, it's just plain fun and can result in some really creative outcomes.

In this how-to video, Josh Katz provides useful tips for getting started and improving your pans. If the concept is new to you, this video is a great place to start. All you'll need is a camera with the ability to set a custom shutter speed and a moving subject.