Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Couple Of Questions For My Trip Coming Up  
User currently offlineFlamedude707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 235 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 4203 times:

First, I have looked at some archived threads about shooting through aircraft windows. They all say to use a certain aperture that keeps the image in focus but removes most of the scratches and junk on windows. What is the ideal number to use when shooting through windows for
a. morning
b. afternoon
c. evening

Second, I will be leaving from SJC in the morning, around 8 am, and they have an observation deck. What aperture should I use there for highest quality.
Thanks


Time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted.
7 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4197 times:

Simple.

You need to select an aperture that will support :
A) The shutter speed you want
B) The depth of field you want
C) The amount of light required for the ISO you want, taking into account both A + B.

Not necessarily in that order. And there is no 'rule' for which is best.


User currently offlineFlamedude707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4170 times:

Now, me being pretty new to this all, what shutter speed DO I want? I would be using ISO 200 film.


Time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted.
User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2779 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

Quoting Flamedude707 (Reply 2):
Now, me being pretty new to this all, what shutter speed DO I want

it depends upon the light you have. Most times are Around 250th with a F7-9 aperature I belive but it all depends upon the light.



No info
User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5692 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4164 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Flamedude,

Jeff is 100% correct, trouble is his answer does not take into effect the fact that without knowing the relationship these factors have to each other you can't decide.
You need to learn about shutterspeed, aperture etc and how that affects your photography and there are some excellent books and some terrific websites that will assist.

There is not the space here to explain it all.. this photography thing takes some learning and is not an instant gratification activity.

Cheers

Chris



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4164 times:

Quoting Flamedude707 (Reply 2):
what shutter speed DO I want

One that is slow enough to give you correct exposure on the basis of the available light and to give you the depth of field you need, but fast enough to avoid camera shake, taking into account the amount of zoom you are using.

I presume you realise that shutter speed and aperture are reciprocally related - as the shutter speed gets faster the aperture gets bigger and vice-versa.

[Edited 2006-07-26 08:58:12]


Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineFlamedude707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4135 times:

I was looking at another thread that had a link to an exposure calculator. There, it says with ISO 200 film, at average morning light, I should use about about 1000 shutter speed with f8 aperture. Though Jetmatt777 says use 250 or around there. Which is the appropriate one?
Thanks



Time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted.
User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2779 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4133 times:

Quoting Flamedude707 (Reply 6):
Though Jetmatt777 says use 250 or around there. Which is the appropriate one?

I'm not familair with film so don't take my advice to seriously.



No info
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
A Couple Of Questions posted Sat Apr 29 2006 02:02:45 by Pilotallen
A Couple Of Questions About Photo Sales posted Fri Oct 14 2005 18:07:02 by DC10Tim
SoCal/Az Trip Coming Up, Some Advice Please posted Sun Jan 11 2004 17:32:01 by Qantas744
A Couple Of Motive Questions posted Tue Aug 9 2005 10:23:00 by Sulman
Trip To LAX Coming Up-Any Good Photo Spots? posted Fri Jan 10 2003 00:32:35 by Qantas744
This Is My 1,000th Posts Of A.net For Myself! posted Wed Oct 16 2002 23:50:25 by ScottysAir
Should I Stand Up For My Rights? posted Sun Feb 24 2002 22:37:45 by IbizaJet A330
Opinions Needed On A Couple Of Edits Please posted Sat Sep 2 2006 12:14:23 by JumboJim747
Questions For The AMS Crew? posted Mon Jul 24 2006 14:24:15 by Dehowie
Ready For My First Try With A DSLR posted Fri Jun 30 2006 05:54:47 by N723GW
A Couple Of Questions About Photo Sales posted Fri Oct 14 2005 18:07:02 by DC10Tim
SoCal/Az Trip Coming Up, Some Advice Please posted Sun Jan 11 2004 17:32:01 by Qantas744
A Couple Of Cropping Questions posted Sat Mar 1 2008 04:45:37 by WithaK
A Couple Of Motiv Rejects For Your Attention. posted Mon Jan 22 2007 15:26:25 by Alibo5NGN
Couple Of Images Needed For Story. posted Wed Dec 20 2006 18:24:15 by Clickhappy
A Couple Of Motive Questions posted Tue Aug 9 2005 10:23:00 by Sulman
Trip To LAX Coming Up-Any Good Photo Spots? posted Fri Jan 10 2003 00:32:35 by Qantas744
This Is My 1,000th Posts Of A.net For Myself! posted Wed Oct 16 2002 23:50:25 by ScottysAir