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Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?  
User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

Forgot to wind on, cut the nose off, lamp-post, film run out, lens cap still on, wrong setting or plain and simply....weren't ready for it!!? BTW, before you ask, I haven't had any of these problems.... Yeah sure  Innocent
Spencer.


EOS1D4, 7D, 30D, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 70-200/2.8 L IS2 USM, 17-40 f4 L USM, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, 85 f1.8 USM
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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

Uhm, I always forget to pay attention.

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

Yeah! I hear that! Even thought the scanner's on, letting me know what's on finals or whatever, I still manage to, at the most crucial moment, forget all the other times I've missed something, and totally not pay attention!! Big D'oh!!
Spencer.



EOS1D4, 7D, 30D, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 70-200/2.8 L IS2 USM, 17-40 f4 L USM, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, 85 f1.8 USM
User currently offlineErwin972 From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 500 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3397 times:


Always forget to level the horizon when they come tumbling by with 250+ km/h.

Erwin



My gear: Nikon, Sony, Red, Sachtler etc.
User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

Horizons are my biggest problem too and I cut too many noses and tails from my pictures.

Roel.



Never be afraid of what you like. (Miles Davis)
User currently offlineErwin972 From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 500 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3386 times:

Roel,

We know our 'disequilibrium' with horizons is due to the small viewfinders on those dslr's, so it's not really our fault Big grin

Erwin



My gear: Nikon, Sony, Red, Sachtler etc.
User currently offlineN228ua From Japan, joined May 2004, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

I always manage to cut off the winglets.  Sad

User currently offlineBSU747 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3381 times:

Shutter lag on Digital cameras when taking a picture of aircraft on the move.



Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3354 times:

Hi all,

Only thing I do a bit and I wouldnt call it a mistake but I do tend to underexpose a little more than perhaps I need to. I am just paranoid about overexposing as then the shot would be ruined as detail would be lost for good, this is especially true for when I am shooting a new/rare aircraft

Ben Pritchard


User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

Most of my time, my shots are unlevel horizon, I guess I need a tripod ! Certain shots I tend to oversharpen.


Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineRotor1 From Tajikistan, joined Mar 2003, 230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

I forget to take my work shirt off all the time. Gets me in trouble a quite a bit.



-Mike



The best aviation photo I've ever taken was rejected by Airliners.net
User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

Mike Nowak: Mujahadork

Are you in that al qaeda video? You know... the one with the dudes on the monkey bars?

You got a big pair buddy. Bigger than me that's for sure...



User currently offlineHodges From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 138 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3271 times:

Leaving the camera in energy saving mode, so that it takes a few seconds for it to warm up and get ready to take a picture. By the time it's ready it's usually too late.

Mike, where did you get the "Terrorist" t-shirt from?

-Erik Hodges



Beer, helping ugly people have sex since 1862.
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

For some reason I always take the first shot of the day in "remote" mode. Press the shutter and the damn thing starts beeping and I realize I hadn't reset it, and there goes the shot!

Then I reset it for the next shot and the rest of the day goes well.

Eric


User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

Mike, where did you get the "Terrorist" t-shirt from?

Duh. Saddam Hussein of course!  Big grin

My biggest fault is "premature buffer load." Inevitably, when that special plane is making that once-in-a-lifetime pass, I shoot too many frames too early, fill the buffer and curse the blinking "busy" as the a/c is in the prime shooting position. Uuuuugggghh!

Patience isn't my strong point.

So, you say... learn to pace yourself? Hell no! I say... "I want a 1D Mk II!"

 Smile



User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3225 times:

Forgeting to change the settings from those that were used previously.

User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

I find myself often taking pictures in difficult lighting.

User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

"premature buffer load." - had me lauging my ass off. Thanks Bill, I needed that after packing all day. But, I can related, given I use a 300D with a paltry 4 shot buffer.

My fault is probably pushing a bad situation, like trying to shoot in less that ideal conditions. But sometimes I am just nerping to go shoot (or to be around the aircraft more likely), and do so in poor lighting.



Jet City Aviation Photography
User currently offline9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3107 times:
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I tend forget to change settings when light changes (etc. cloud passes over sun)


When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward...
User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Get out of bed too late............

Craig.


User currently offlineKLGAviation From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

Don't zoom enough...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Chris



There is a fine line between a picture and a photo. The latter seems to be disappearing.
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

Mike Nowak: Mujahadork

Are you in that al qaeda video? You know... the one with the dudes on the monkey bars?

You got a big pair buddy. Bigger than me that's for sure...


Holy shiznit, we actually agree on something.  Big grin


User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

I am consistantly crooked - 1 to 2 degrees to the left. I manage to get crooked shots even with a tripod.

Alex.



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineErwin972 From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 500 posts, RR: 44
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

Alex,

Perhaps your CCD chip is mounted with an angle in your camera??
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Erwin



My gear: Nikon, Sony, Red, Sachtler etc.
User currently offlinePhotoLPPT From Portugal, joined Jul 2004, 511 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

Most common self-reject reasons for me:

BADANGLE, BADDISTANCE and BADLAZY.

Very much self-explanatory, ain't they ??  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Luis


25 Oly720man : My uncle once won a trip to Washington DC on Concorde and got through a whole cine film without taking the lens cap off. TTL viewers are useful someti
26 Post contains images Joge : Badangle and baddistance -> rotate & crop I rather leave a bit space on the edges, makes the plane look more "natural" (i.e. the plane is not hanging
27 Post contains images GKirk : Forget the camera at home Signed, Joge ------ None of you actually do that do you?
28 Post contains images Joge : GKirk, Camera is no. 1 on my checklist. After that comes the money, tickets, passport... But one more "fault" could be forgetting to check the shots l
29 Ramme : Looking at my camera settings the first time I take a picture. It's all about procedures: - check white balance - check ISO - check light metering mod
30 Post contains images Scbriml : My biggest fault is "premature buffer load." Yes, my wife complains about that as well! Not level - I don't know what my problem is, but 90% of my sho
31 Mriya : I.. -Forget to level or not level out enough (off a degree or two) -Cut bits and pieces off planes when shooting them in the air -Forget to clean the
32 Maiznblu_757 : Settings has to be the biggest issue. I had a golden opportunity to catch 2 Marine Hornets depart Traverse City at about 2130 local.. Right at dusk on
33 AndersNilsson : 1. Leaning with aircraft attitude on approach and take off. That is unlevel horizon. 2. Insufficient zooming. 3. Forgetting to load my camera with fil
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