P38ace From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 108 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 5 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2405 times:
Well for my B-Day I got a Nikon D300 with a 18-55mm lens and a 55-200mm lens. I went to KPHX and it was alittle overcast and I really didnt care I have always used a P&S camera and this is my first DSLR. So here are a couple shoots enjoy. And I am really open to constructive critism.
UnattendedBag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2240 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2238 times:
Quoting P38ace (Thread starter): So here are a couple shoots enjoy. And I am really open to constructive critism.
Looking through most of them, it looks like you cut at least some part of the aircraft off in the picture (nose, tail, wing). It's best to photograph the aircraft with some dead space around it so you can rotate and crop it later and still have the entire aircraft in the picture.
JohnKrist From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1340 posts, RR: 5 Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2204 times:
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You are lucky to have such a nice airport so close
Like the others said, avoid auto and try to fiddle around with settings and check what happens. That's the good part of digital photography: you don't have to waste 50 rolls of film to learn
Framing, make sure you get all of the a/c in the frame, you cut off stabs and tips etc
Exposure, a bit overexposed
Editing, try the small but very important steps in photoshop, adjust levels, sharpening and colour.
I like your images though, they are not dull a/c on a blue background, keep it up and you'll be an ace in no time!
7D, 17-40 F4 L, 70-200 F2.8 L IS, EF 1.4x II, EF 2x III, Metz 58-AF1
Cprenger7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 20 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1980 times:
I am in the same situation as you, but I have a Nikon D60. I browsed through your photos on flickr and they are really good! I went out yesterday to Sky Harbor to try and find some good spots to shoot from, but struggled a bit. Based on some of your pictures it looks as if you found some good places! Any tips/suggestions as to where to go at PHX?
Creep From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 70 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1831 times:
Another PHX guy, here...
Other good spots are at the entrances to the Mohave South (west side of 24st just past Old Tower Road) and old Tonto East (East side of 24st just North of the I-10 overpass) employee lots. Find a place to park your car nearby and then just walk there. Landing and departing traffic will past right over the top of your head from those locations.
If traffic is west flow you'll want to be at South Mohave, if it is east flow, either lot will provide ample traffic up close.
I'm an airport employee, so I'll actually just show up to work a little early and shoot from within the lot for a bit.