Acontador From Chile, joined Jul 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4602 times:
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I used a 350D+EF 70-200 f/4L USM combo, and set up the camera to normal exposure (for sunny days I need to use -2/3), ISO 100, WB to cloudy and F4.0 with Av. And at least I had to wait to have the aircraft as close as possible to get some decent results (so head-on shots rather difficult), as the rain+bad light basically have the effect that can be seen on your picture. After that, the rest is post-processing, with my mayor aim always to avoid too much grain visible.
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D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11580 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4600 times:
I agree with BmiBaby. Rain will show up on film, and if there's a lot of rain between the camera and the subject, kiss the quality goodbye. Wait until just after the rain passes, or just before the rain arrives. I love shooting rainy-day shots, and I have a couple in the database if you'd like to see what I'm talking about.
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But seriously, since it's generally dark when it's raining you'll want to bump up the ISO of course. However, with lack of light, colors and overall quality will suffer a bit. It would have to be a very unique shot you're attempting to be worth a shoot in rain (sorta like what you attempted above). Action shots in dim light is always a tough capture.
Graphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4573 times:
Generally you're gonna want to be zoomed away from the aircraft a bit, I've found that quality flaws are less noticeable when the subject is further away, so what you can do with the rain is back off a bit and maybe include some of the spray coming off behind the aircraft.
Fhlaran From Brazil, joined Feb 2005, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4556 times:
Quoting Sleekjet (Thread starter): So, how do you set up your camera to get passable results on rainy days? BTW, I have a Canon 300D.
I have some shots in DB in rainy/storm day. I did not manage to do it again but I'm planning to do soon. I used a Canon EOS 300D when I did these shots. I used ISO 400 and increased 0,7 the EV. Also I did not try to shoot during these rainy days but when typical tropical TS falls. So you have a 10/15 minutes heavy rain and sun light in the vicinity, which help get more colors and use a lower ISO.
Here are 3 of these shots that I've sent to here (I don't know if with the today high standards these shots would have chance)
Sulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2037 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4542 times:
I find these really tough. Your picture would be great if it were a bit sharper (you've got some motion blur going on there) and it's slightly underexposed - the bright wing-root lighting on the a/c has thrown your camera's metering off about half a stop.
Next time, point your camera at the scene (without the aircraft) and make a note of the shutter speed and aperture - then switch to 'M' mode and dial these in. If the lighting doesn't change you can leave it like this until it does, then simply repeat - you should get a ballpark decent exposure this way.
Stick the 300D in ISO400 to keep the shutter speeds usable, you may even get away with ISO200, but the ultimate point is to get a nice, sharp image. Get ready to delete alot of junk though!
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