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Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:27 pm

Forgot to wind on, cut the nose off, lamp-post, film run out, lens cap still on, wrong setting or plain and simply....weren't ready for it!!? BTW, before you ask, I haven't had any of these problems.... Yeah sure  Innocent
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wietse
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:28 pm

Uhm, I always forget to pay attention.

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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:37 pm

Yeah! I hear that! Even thought the scanner's on, letting me know what's on finals or whatever, I still manage to, at the most crucial moment, forget all the other times I've missed something, and totally not pay attention!! Big D'oh!!
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Erwin972
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:46 pm


Always forget to level the horizon when they come tumbling by with 250+ km/h.

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diezel
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:55 pm

Horizons are my biggest problem too and I cut too many noses and tails from my pictures.

Roel.
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:02 pm

Roel,

We know our 'disequilibrium' with horizons is due to the small viewfinders on those dslr's, so it's not really our fault Big grin

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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:03 pm

I always manage to cut off the winglets.  Sad
 
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:09 pm

Shutter lag on Digital cameras when taking a picture of aircraft on the move.
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:38 pm

Hi all,

Only thing I do a bit and I wouldnt call it a mistake but I do tend to underexpose a little more than perhaps I need to. I am just paranoid about overexposing as then the shot would be ruined as detail would be lost for good, this is especially true for when I am shooting a new/rare aircraft

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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:59 pm

Most of my time, my shots are unlevel horizon, I guess I need a tripod ! Certain shots I tend to oversharpen.
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:52 am

I forget to take my work shirt off all the time. Gets me in trouble a quite a bit.



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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sun Jul 11, 2004 2:14 am

Mike Nowak: Mujahadork

Are you in that al qaeda video? You know... the one with the dudes on the monkey bars?

You got a big pair buddy. Bigger than me that's for sure...

 
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sun Jul 11, 2004 2:54 am

Leaving the camera in energy saving mode, so that it takes a few seconds for it to warm up and get ready to take a picture. By the time it's ready it's usually too late.

Mike, where did you get the "Terrorist" t-shirt from?

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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:11 am

For some reason I always take the first shot of the day in "remote" mode. Press the shutter and the damn thing starts beeping and I realize I hadn't reset it, and there goes the shot!

Then I reset it for the next shot and the rest of the day goes well.

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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:12 am

Mike, where did you get the "Terrorist" t-shirt from?

Duh. Saddam Hussein of course!  Big grin

My biggest fault is "premature buffer load." Inevitably, when that special plane is making that once-in-a-lifetime pass, I shoot too many frames too early, fill the buffer and curse the blinking "busy" as the a/c is in the prime shooting position. Uuuuugggghh!

Patience isn't my strong point.

So, you say... learn to pace yourself? Hell no! I say... "I want a 1D Mk II!"

 Smile

 
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sun Jul 11, 2004 4:54 am

Forgeting to change the settings from those that were used previously.
 
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:15 am

I find myself often taking pictures in difficult lighting.
 
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:20 am

"premature buffer load." - had me lauging my ass off. Thanks Bill, I needed that after packing all day. But, I can related, given I use a 300D with a paltry 4 shot buffer.

My fault is probably pushing a bad situation, like trying to shoot in less that ideal conditions. But sometimes I am just nerping to go shoot (or to be around the aircraft more likely), and do so in poor lighting.
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Sun Jul 11, 2004 8:30 pm

I tend forget to change settings when light changes (etc. cloud passes over sun)
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:18 am

Get out of bed too late............

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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:02 am

Don't zoom enough...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:41 pm

Mike Nowak: Mujahadork

Are you in that al qaeda video? You know... the one with the dudes on the monkey bars?

You got a big pair buddy. Bigger than me that's for sure...


Holy shiznit, we actually agree on something.  Big grin
 
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 1:24 pm

I am consistantly crooked - 1 to 2 degrees to the left. I manage to get crooked shots even with a tripod.

Alex.
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:43 pm

Alex,

Perhaps your CCD chip is mounted with an angle in your camera??
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Erwin
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:13 pm

Most common self-reject reasons for me:

BADANGLE, BADDISTANCE and BADLAZY.

Very much self-explanatory, ain't they ??  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Luis
 
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:53 pm

My uncle once won a trip to Washington DC on Concorde and got through a whole cine film without taking the lens cap off. TTL viewers are useful sometimes.

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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:10 pm

Badangle and baddistance -> rotate & crop  Big thumbs up

I rather leave a bit space on the edges, makes the plane look more "natural" (i.e. the plane is not hanging from the edges) and no parts of the plane will be chopped off when doing prints at the lab.

What comes with the badangle... That's why I prefer landing side-shots.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

My uncle once won a trip to Washington DC on Concorde and got through a whole cine film without taking the lens cap off

Ouch! That must have hurted well!

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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:26 pm

Forget the camera at home
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:37 pm

GKirk,

Camera is no. 1 on my checklist. After that comes the money, tickets, passport...  Big grin

But one more "fault" could be forgetting to check the shots left, no matter what the media is (memory card or film). "OMG, I have less than one frame left" has happened more than once.  Big grin

-Joge
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:38 am

Looking at my camera settings the first time I take a picture. It's all about procedures:
- check white balance
- check ISO
- check light metering mode
- check Shutter priority, set to reciprocal max zoom range x 2 (300mm -> 1/600)
- check aperture opening
 
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Tue Jul 13, 2004 3:24 am

My biggest fault is "premature buffer load."

Yes, my wife complains about that as well! Big grin

Not level - I don't know what my problem is, but 90% of my shots are not level. Normally only .5-1 degree off, but definitely not level. Maybe one arm is shorter than the other?
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Mriya
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:56 am

I..

-Forget to level or not level out enough (off a degree or two)
-Cut bits and pieces off planes when shooting them in the air
-Forget to clean the lens
-Forget to alter settings depending on light and motion
-Tend to over/underdo sharpening, color adjustments
-Forget to take my camera with me at ALL times
-Forget one little piece of necessary equipment (camera download cable, laptop, battery charger, extra card, etc)
-Forget to pay attention

Considering I've been only doing photography for a year and aviation photography for about six months, I suppose I'm on the right track. A.net is definitely making me get out and learn and try out new angles and techniques. I just can't wait until I can afford a DSLR!
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:00 pm

Settings has to be the biggest issue. I had a golden opportunity to catch 2 Marine Hornets depart Traverse City at about 2130 local.. Right at dusk on a hazy, high overcast evening. "Ground, Bengal 41 flight of two Marine fighters wold like to pick up our IFR clearance to the Pike MOA"... So, my uncle and I got in his tahoe and we hauled tail to the observation area about 1/4 mile away. To make matters worse, they took off using 10, and the east was already dark, I feel if we would have had the time to get down to the area adjacent to 10, the little light to the west would have made a major difference. Anyhow, I took her down to 1/125 but left the ISO at 100. I should have at least been at 400 and used a noise reducing program later... Oh well, live and learn.
 
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RE: Most Common Fault You Do When Photographing?

Tue Jul 13, 2004 4:59 pm

1. Leaning with aircraft attitude on approach and take off. That is unlevel horizon.
2. Insufficient zooming.
3. Forgetting to load my camera with film when stressed or tired.

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