IFACN From Italy, joined Nov 2005, 153 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3620 times:
I need some advice and didn't find enough information in previous threads.
My first goal is to have some cockpit shots in a Cessna 172.
The shots will be most probably taken by a passenger in the back seat (I'm still a student pilot; the only other chance to have pictures when flying is that either my instructor or me take a pause in the lesson).
The second goal is to have some cockpit/landscape shots when doing spins with the aerobatic instructor on a CAP 10...
Our equipment is a digital Canon PowerShot A410 and a Canon EOS 500 with 28-80 zoom lens.
Do you think this is enough?
If so, how can I get a balance between the darker instrument panel and the brighter landscape, without underexposing the first or overexposint the latter?
Just to explain my thoughts, I'd like to get something similar to the photos below.
CalgaryBill From Canada, joined May 2006, 686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3505 times:
Quoting Eadster (Reply 1): Well the top shot is mine!! Thanks for showing!!!
And it's a fantastic shot, well done!
Quoting Eadster (Reply 1): Basically the shot is metered from the outside light, then a fill flash is used. Nothing much more to it really.
That's what I would have suggested.
Quoting IFACN (Reply 5): One more silly question: as "external flash" you mean a flash that's separate from, but synchronized with the camera... don't you?
Yes. Another suggestion is to buy an extension cord that will allow you to completely remove the flash from the camera. This way you can bounce it right off the back wall, a piece of foam core, or point it directly where you want to illuminate.