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My First Attempt: Some Criticism Please  
User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1599 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

Well here's one of my first attempts at taking airliner photos. It was taken using my friend's point and shoot. I'm about 99% sure this particular one is mine and not his. Anyhoo, I jsut wanted to know what you think. What's right/wrong with it? How could I improve (besides getting a new camera, which might be on the cards for X-Mas !)

BTW - This was developed on a CD


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User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 887 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

My first impressions:

1. It's a little blurry. From this angle, the reg. should be clear...even the airline tiles are difficult to read.

2. The airplane is a bit small in the image...a tighter crop helps to make an image more dramatic (most of the time).

It's a nice angle though, and in the right light these can be REALLY cool shots. I was actually planning on spending Saturday afternoon / evening at LAX doing these types of low (underneath) approach shots into the sunset...but it was cloudy most of the weekend. Argh!!!

Anyway, just keep shooting...practice makes perfect!

San Diego, CA

User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

You want to here constructive criticism:

1.) the picture is blurry
2.) the light conditions are not very good.
3.) I like the angle though.
4.) you can hardly see the edges of the plane, as the plane is white and the sky as well.

I personally only shoot on sunny days, as I realized what light can do to a picture.....

It took me a good year to improve but right in the last past couple of months I took some real nice ones.

So keep trying and look for sunny days.

Have fun, it is a great hobbie or job, however you look at it.

Vasco Garcia

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11963 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

Hi Aer Lingus.

I'd like to critizise your picture but it has all been said. I also like the angle and with the right plane, the right weather and the right scanner, this could easilly end up in the great-shots collection. I'm rather fresh when it comes to aviation photography myself but I manage to get a couple of pictures right. Allthough I havent got a good picture of an airborne plane yet, I hope that time will come sometime around christmas.


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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1599 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

Thanks guys for all your opinions, I really appreciate them !
With regard to the angle: the runway which was in operation that day is very rarely used and can provide some good photo opertunities

Thanks again


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