Boeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4874 times:
I recently got myself a Canon Digital Rebel and a 70-300mm IS lens. I fell in love with the IS lens with the very first test picture. Wow, very cool.
Anyway, I took some pictures of aircraft (naturally) on an overcast day on the "sports" setting. They were clear, but rather dark. I've also noticed on sunny day shots, the shadows seem to be darker than what I would consider to be acceptable. I have however, had some great shots come out as well. I intend on getting a polarizing filter soon.
What other tips would be useful for the beginner like myself?
Boeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4868 times:
Quoting IL76 (Reply 1): Don't use the 'sports' setting... It always chooses the largest aperture, which is not favorable for the sharpness.
I am not too knowledgeable in photography. In my case, I enjoy the convenience of the automatic modes. What would be my best choice of settings? Or should I just "buck up" and learn the ins and outs of my camera.
Sean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4848 times:
Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 2): Or should I just "buck up" and learn the ins and outs of my camera.
When you have a camera like you do, it would be a shame not to. You can get good results using the auto modes (or basic zone), if you understand what the camera is doing for you, but you'll learn a lot more and get potentially more better results if you shoot in the 'creative zone', where you call the shots [sic].
Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man... Landing is the first!