WithaK From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 255 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2501 times:
Today I had my first proper go at aviation photography (I had previously only used a crappy P&S and an even crappier old SRL as I passed by the airport.) Here are a few of the pics I tool which I have also quickly edited. Now, I'm not asking "will these be accepted" because I know that they will not. All I want to do is share my first experiences in aviation photography with the anet community and if I'm lucky pick up a few tips. I hope you all enjoy my photos and maybe even reminisce about your own early aviation photography experiences.
A rare visitor to MEL... when there isn't a Federal Election running.
A couple of QANTAS usual suspects.
My highlight of the day. There is just something about the A330 and the JetStar livery that puts a smile on my face and I was over the moon when one turned up..
Runner up for highlight of the day.
Well, I hope you've enjoyed my initial fore into aviation photography.
Flyboyseven From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 903 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2480 times:
I really like the last two, especialy the 747. It is neat to have it perfectly sid on rather than slightly ahead or behind the wing. The first couple are backlit. The first time I went to the airport I was taking photos all day. Got home and thought DURRRR...
Anyways great start, I hope to see some online soon.
As long as the number of take-offs equals the number of landings...you're doing fine.
I was actually a little disappointed with the photos I could get. As the planes were appraching they were punching through clouds just like alot of the Steve Morris photos which was actually very rewarding just to see. There was also condensation over the wings showing up a lot of the lift distribution. Only problem was that it was severely backlit and I didn't have a long enough lens. I guess I'll have to hope for better luck next time. Maybe the sun and wind will conspire in my favour.
WithaK From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 255 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2220 times:
Quoting HangarRat (Reply 7): Seems like you want a 200 mm at least for long range work. I'm looking at some Nikon gear, with a 55-200 as my first choice for a lens.
A 70-200mm is what I'm looking to get next. I got the 17-85mm because aviation photography wasn't the only thing I wanted the camera for. I guess one advantage the shorter lens will teach me is how to best position myself given its limitations, think more about where do I need to be.
StealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5556 posts, RR: 47 Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2182 times:
Quoting HangarRat (Reply 9): If I use my old F-mount manual Nikkor lenses with the D80, will I have any metering functions? I'm told that ttl will still work on the manual setting.
As you have likely noticed only a relatively small percentage of the membership post on this forum, only a small percentage of the contributing photographers as well.
The number of Nikon shooters makes up an even a smaller number of those and the likelyhood any of those have attempted what you ask is quite slim.
You will get more and likely more comprehensive answers if you ask the question at one(or more) Nikon photo forums.
E.g www.dpreview.com or just google Nikon lens mount.
Now back to the topic, WithaK, if those are your first aircraft photos with that kit your avphoto future looks pretty good, you seem to have a good understanding of the fundamentals and a grasp of the shortcomings of you current photos so keep at it you will get good results soon.
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!