Panning is a term in photography that simply means to move the camera. Most frequently the camera is moved by pivoting horizontally to match the speed of a moving subject. Panning is most often used in order to capture a feel of motion while keeping a moving subject in sharp focus. However, the camera can be moved vertically or in a linear motion rather than pivoting on a central point. Each type of movement will produce different photographic effects. Knowing the different options will help you add variety to your images easily.