Aer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1591 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2787 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 !)
Scooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 876 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2737 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!
Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11960 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2670 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.
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"