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Rules Of Thumb?

Mon Sep 03, 2001 10:41 pm

I am still figuring out phtography especially aviation phtography. In other words, i'm still choppong of tails and wings and getting 1 good shot and 10000 crappy ones. Anyways, what would you say are some rules of thumb for taking good aviation pictures of quality.
Include angle lighting etc
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RE: Rules Of Thumb?

Tue Sep 04, 2001 4:32 am

That's a difficult question as the rules depends on each one tastes. Basic rules can be:

Keep the sun always behind you
Don't cut noses or tails
Be careful with composition, don't precipitate shooting
Center the subject (not too much sky or not too much ground)

All these rules can be broken when you want to try something artistic.

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RE: Rules Of Thumb?

Tue Sep 04, 2001 5:16 am

Until you get your timing exactly right, crop a bit less tightly in your shots. Also practice your panning technique. Lead the aircraft until you have it framed like you want and then nail it.
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RE: Rules Of Thumb?

Tue Sep 04, 2001 6:15 am

If you have a zoom lens with the numbers printed on the side, learn what each aircraft requires when shooting from a given lication e.g. 120mm for 757, 100mm for 767, 80mm for 777 etc.
That way, you can identify an approaching aircraft and set the zoom accordingly.
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RE: Rules Of Thumb?

Tue Sep 04, 2001 8:16 am

thank you all. Great tips from the masters are always good  Smile

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