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Difficulty With Taking Good Pics.  
User currently offlineSkymileman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1749 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.

-Lane Michael Parrott

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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4164 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

1.) Which kind of camera?
2.) Which kind of photos (moving acft, standing acft)?

User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1708 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.

Good luck
Vasco Garcia

User currently offlineAus_Spotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 286 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1705 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.

Jason Knutson - Austin, TX

User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 1676 times:

The only sugestion, as Vasco and Jason have told, is practice, practice, pratice. That happens to everybody in the beggining.


User currently offlineQantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1662 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.

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Good luck with it all  Big grin

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