Pilotallen From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 656 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5300 times:
I dunno wether to try to send this a.net still needs some cropping but this is a smaple of some of the photos ive been taking with my new camera....(brand new to this hobby) let me know what i can do to make it better if yah want
NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 5294 times:
Nice first pic! I like the second plane in the background.
Your making all the normal rookie mistakes. You cut out the stablizer and it's too high in the frame. Would love to see the original. I am on a shitty monitor but there is something up with edit too. Nothing you can't improve on your next trip out. Your in the right place for advice. So keep shooting!
And it's early days, but with practice and some advice from the forums, you'll eventually have some stuff you can upload.
First thing I'll say is, having the right camera doesn't automatically lend itself to excellent photos straight away. As Nik mentioned above, you're making several rookie mistakes we all made at first.
At this stage I won't throw a huge list of recommendations at you. You have to learn to stand before you can walk, so here is my first piece of advice:
Know your camera, lens and the boundaries in which they both work best
This means that for a set of weather conditions and lighting, your camera, lens will have optimal settings. There's not one rule of thumb, but there are ways you can achieve best possible results.
Here are some simple things to take note of:
1. Try at first to shoot in well lit conditions (with the sun behind you) and use lowest possible ISO
2. If using consumer lenses, try to keep your aperture around the sweet spot of the lens (commonly f8 through f11 is fine).
3. Shutter speed isn't as important (in my opinion) as aperture, but try to maintain a medium to high shutter speed (you don't need to go crazy fast).
4. Try different settings and note what does and doesn't work for you and your equipment
5. Talk to friends who have the same or similar equipment
After you get this right, time to move on to framing the shot. The above shot has two common rookie mistakes.
1. You haven't centred the aircraft - it's too high
2. You haven't given yourself room for error - keep a bit of space around the aircraft, you can always crop later
You're a regular forum contributor, now welcome to the photography hobby side
Respected users.... If my replies are useful, then by all means...
Pilotallen From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 656 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 5186 times:
thanks for all your input...I didnt really have any plans to send it in but I thought it was a good first attempt at a photo....not sure what I have my camera set at...it is full of new features that im not used to in the least...all in good time though....thanks again for all your input and see you all soon....and no Im not a DFW spotter...im a pilot and will start taking more photos from the road...but Im in BOS.