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Rules Of Thumb?  
User currently offlineVaman From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 9 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

I am still figuring out phtography especially aviation phtography. In other words, i'm still choppong of tails and wings and getting 1 good shot and 10000 crappy ones. Anyways, what would you say are some rules of thumb for taking good aviation pictures of a.net quality.
Include angle lighting etc

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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

That's a difficult question as the rules depends on each one tastes. Basic rules can be:

Keep the sun always behind you
Don't cut noses or tails
Be careful with composition, don't precipitate shooting
Center the subject (not too much sky or not too much ground)

All these rules can be broken when you want to try something artistic.


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

Until you get your timing exactly right, crop a bit less tightly in your shots. Also practice your panning technique. Lead the aircraft until you have it framed like you want and then nail it.

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 1511 times:

If you have a zoom lens with the numbers printed on the side, learn what each aircraft requires when shooting from a given lication e.g. 120mm for 757, 100mm for 767, 80mm for 777 etc.
That way, you can identify an approaching aircraft and set the zoom accordingly.

User currently offlineVaman From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

thank you all. Great tips from the masters are always good  Smile

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