Garri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4758 times:
I am going up to AMA to spot tomorrow with my brand new Panasonic lumix DMC-LZ2 . i just got my SD card which holds 177 photos. My spot is an area between concourses which offers great views of tarmac, gate , and runways. Any advice for the first time out? I am trying to get used to this camera at home, open to any advice/comments.
Not familiar with your camera but get as close as you can and shoot on the highest resolution your camera has so that you have the best possible images to play with afterwards. Remember sun behind you and all the basic photography rules(good to break them now and again too) and you should get some good shots. SD cards are cheap in USA(compared to NZ) buy some more when you can and then it will be just the battery that will hold you back if it goes flat. Good luck and I look forward to seeing some on A.net soon.
DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4711 times:
That's good advice posted by the guys above. Shoot on the largest size picture the camera will allow and if the light is good, keep the ISO setting on around 100. I'm not sure about all these fancy new cameras, but that's generally about the lowest setting.
Take the instruction manual as it's guaranteed the first time out you'll press something that makes the camera do strange things.
Also, as already said, to begin with, try and get some shots of planes that are close by and moving slowly.