flyingKangaroo
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Taking Picture For The First Time

Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:45 am

Hi.

I'm a huge aviation freak, etc. etc. BUT ihave never actually gone spotting/photographing aircraft before. My question is: what type of camera do you use? I have a Sony Cybershot 5megapixels. Is this what you use? Do picture turn out ok with a normal digital camera? I'm asking all this as I'm going on a trip to Germany and Austria in August (ok, a long time to go, but I'm exited) and was hoping to get some time to spot at the airports I'll be visiting.

Thanks for any help you can give me

flyingKangaroo

P.S keep up the great photos!!
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flyingKangaroo
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RE: Taking Picture For The First Time

Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:47 am

Also,

What are the best settings for taking good quality photos?

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vafi88
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RE: Taking Picture For The First Time

Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:09 am

I shoot in Shutter priority mode, S - in your camera on the wheel. Set the Shutter speed and exposure accordingly, and NEVER underexpose.

You might want to go check out your local airstrip and snap a few photos and play around with your camera before going on the trip.
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RE: Taking Picture For The First Time

Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:35 am

Better to underexpose than overexpose  Big grin

Justin

Honestly I use Program mode a lot, never had a problem.
 
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RE: Taking Picture For The First Time

Mon Apr 19, 2004 10:51 am

Dazed767 - maybe on your DSLR, the others who aren't as fortunate, have to deal with MASS grain.

If you underexpose, even on a bright and sunny day, you'll get a buttload of grain.
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INNflight
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RE: Taking Picture For The First Time

Mon Apr 19, 2004 1:41 pm

First thing you should do is...

Go to an airport, take some images and show us. Then we will be able to help you improving them.

I'm using a Canon 300D, so I don't know much about your camera but just go out and give her a try!

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flyingKangaroo
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RE: Taking Picture For The First Time

Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:19 pm

I would absolutely love to go out the Indira Gandhi airport and snap a few pics, BUT isn't it against the law here in India to photograph planes in India or Indian airspace?

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Dazed767
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RE: Taking Picture For The First Time

Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:26 am

My F707, D30 and 300D, P mode worked/works great. Never had a grain issue.

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