MarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4965 times:
Hi all, I admire all the photos on this website and it's amazing the stuff people produce. I have a stupid question though...
How do people take mid-air shots like the one of the JL 744? Obviously, the shooter is in another plane. But is the shooter likely to be purposefully be in a plane just to capture the aircraft in question? Or...??
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4963 times:
Quoting MarshalN (Thread starter): How do people take mid-air shots like the one of the JL 744? Obviously, the shooter is in another plane. But is the shooter likely to be purposefully be in a plane just to capture the aircraft in question? Or...??
It's got real advantages to have panorama windows in the plane and a TCAS to tell you quite exactly when and where another plane is gonna cross your path All you need to make that perfect is a good camera with a small zoom!
F4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4813 times:
The Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums (RVSM) has reduced vertical separations from 2,000 to 1,000 feet. GPS and intertial navigation bring airplanes closer to centerline on the track. If you are in the cockpit, Traffic Collision Alert System (TCAS) will give you a heads up on what is coming. All that is left is to have clean windows.
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Define "easy": shooting the other bird is in fact quite easy!
Having this birdie fill the frame and become sharp and balanced in lighting and colour is less easy.
Than having done this, getting this shot accepted by A.net is far from being easy!
Of all my A2A shots uploaded to A.net - about 20! - only 2 were accepted!
Brettdespain From United States of America, joined May 2005, 178 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4686 times:
Good air to air shots are tough to photograph. Next time you go spotting have one of your buddies hold an inch thick piece of plastic slanted at 25 degrees in front of your lens and see how good your images are. Not to mention vibration or turbulence.
This shot took six attempts before it finally got passed the screeners.