HJG717RULES From Australia, joined Apr 2013, 1 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5483 times:
I'm a avid 14 year old aviation fan and I was wondering, firstly, what would be some god camera settings on a little point and shoot Canon Cybershot w630 camera? Secondly, What are some good spots to get some photos of the comings and goings at ADL I know about the aviation bay near the end of the runway, but do you guys have any other good spots?
Thirdly, sorry if this is posted in the wrong place, I am new here!
eskillawl From Sweden, joined Jan 2012, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5447 times:
First off all, nice to see a few more in my age in here. Your question about camera settings is impossible to answer. It all depends on light, distance, props or not props, weather and many other factors. A point and shoot camera is not ideal for planespotting, it's actually not ideal for any kind of photographing.
A quick google search would give you alot of information regarding planespotting at ADL. As i've never been there I cant tell how the planespotting is around the airport.
Kaphias From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5443 times:
With a camera like that, the only adjustment you'll be able to make should be brightness, or exposure (the icon should be a little +/- sign). Make sure that your camera is set to take the highest quality photos, that is, the images that come out of your camera should have a filesize of 5MB or so. With a point and shoot camera you will have to be 1. close to the aircraft 2. shooting on a sunny/high overcast day with the sun at your back 3. shooting a plane that isn't moving. To achieve these criteria, you may have to go to a smaller airport where you can get closer to the aircraft.
As a reference, all of my photos were taken with a point and shoot camera similar to yours. It can be done, but it is sometimes difficult.