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Concorde Cabin Shots - What Settings?  
User currently offlineMikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

Hi all,

I'm flying to Manchester (EGCC) tomorrow for a Concorde Tour from LHR, so I'm obviously going to want a few shots from inside the cabin and the flight deck of both Concorde and on my flight. I have a Minolta Dimage Z1 and I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips on what settings to have the camera on and whether to use flash or not inside. I only have 15 minutes to get this right and then I might never step on Concorde again so I'll be pretty annoyed if I get home to find out my shots were awful!!! Never really done cabin shots before, never with this camera anyway, and the last results were years ago and they were pretty bad lol.

Thanks for any help you may be able to give,

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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

Bracket, bracket, bracket!

Depending on the available light, I would use the flash bounced, and then bracket some more.

User currently offlineMikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

Bracket...? Lol....sorry the best I understood in that was flash and available light  Big grin


User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Bracket your exposure if the camera has the facility +/- 1/2stop.
If not then you'll need a small aperture (big f No.) and a tripod for the cabin.

For the cockpit shots bounce the flash off the roof carefully so as not to get a rebound flash off the instruments and as said before bracket and use the tripod.

One advantage you have is that Concorde won't be moving unlike your ride up there.

The best bit of advice I can give is to look with your eyes - don't just see everything through the viewfinder. Take in the moment.

Have a nice time.


If I could just get the afterburner working...
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

Sorry Mike, I forget many people are new to photography and have yet to learn some of the basics.  Big grin

Tripod if possible, and bracket!

A better definition then I could give from Phil Askey @ DPREVIEW.com:

Bracketing is a technique used to take a series of images of the same scene at a variety of different exposures that "bracket" the metered exposure (or manual exposure). "Auto Bracketing" simply means the camera will automatically take these exposures as a burst of 2, 3 or 5 frames with exposure settings of anything between 0.3 and 2.0 EV difference. This can be useful if you're not sure exactly how the shot will turn out or are worried that the scene has a difficult dynamic range. On a digital camera this can also be used to combine under and over exposed images together to produce an image with more dynamic range than the camera can normally capture.

When setting up for bracketing you can usually select the number of frames to be taken (typically 3 or 5), the exposure setting and the order in which to take the shots (eg. 0,-,+ or -,0,+ etc.).

Good Luck, and don't forget to post the results.

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