Res From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4508 times:
The time I took shots in a cockpit, my first shot was too fast and I didnt catch all the CRT screens (due to frame rates). Almost like taking a shot at a television - you get those bars in the photo. Good thing I have a digicam so i could see my mistake and take another one.
This is the only realy problem i had...maybe its just me.
Shawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2610 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4488 times:
The thing that makes cockpit shots difficult is the fact that there usually isn't much light available.
What you should do is use the lowest F-stop you can (f/1.8 or whatever) so that enough light will get in to the camera. Use 1/60 shutter speed or faster, otherwise you'll get motion blur. ISO 200 film should be good enough to get a good cockpit shot.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4410 times:
1 - be wary of using the lens wide open .. depth of field will be very small - too much may be out of focus - go for a longer shutter speed instead.
2 - you could well be working with a contrast range beyond the ability of film/sensor to capture correctly (bright outside the windows, dark inside) - be careful your exposure settings are not over influenced by the light outside. If in doubt, bracket your exposures.
3 - Flash - problematic these days as it tends to reflect off the CRT screens which doesn't look pretty. If you have the capability, bouncing the light off the cockpit roof can help