Skymileman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1741 times:
I have been taking aviation photos for only a short time, and am only 13 years old. I cannot seem to take a photo that doesn't have part of the nose and/or tail cut off. I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for me.
AKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1700 times:
One and only one rule applies here........practise practise and again practise.....
Peter asked a good question, moving or standing still.
If I were you, I would start with the static a/c. Give it a couple of shots and once you get more comfortable give it a try on moving objects....It doesn't have to be a big jet.....try a small one first and go from there.
Aus_Spotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 286 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1697 times:
When I first started taking photos of moving aircraft I had a problem with not zooming in far enough for fear of cutting off parts of the aircraft. Obviously this was not what I spent the money on a 300mm lens for. Once I did start zooming in far enough I ended up with many photos of aircraft missing noses and tails. After several rolls of film I finally started to get the shots I wanted.
I don't really have any suggestions other than what was already said....lots of practice.
Qantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1654 times:
The same thing happened to me in the beginning, and yes I still do it sometimes. I got frustrated with the noses and more often some of the tail going missing in my photos, so i switched to taking static photos for a while. Now I have begun to take more action photos and I still sometimes unfortunately do it, but the constant practice has been slowly paying off to create some brilliant photos.