I am new to this aviation photography decease, but I can't get up to the a.net standards. So I could use a little help.
I began this hobby a few years back, when I went by train to Schiphol, just to see the planes. I don't live that close to it, SO I didn't go to many.
Then, I got a drivers License. You could find me at Schiphol more and more often. But it didn't felt good.
When I got home it felt empty inside , just because I spent a day without nailing it on film.
Next time I brought my parents Digital Sony with me. It was nice for family photos etc, but not for my hobby! I needed something else.
Last year I bought a Canon eos 300D, with a 22-55mm lens, and a EF 75-300mm lens, just to bring good quality pictures home, to share those with friends and family.
But I failed. Most of my uploads were rejected by bad quality, and most of the times that was correct I guess, I can see that now.
I come home exited after a day Spotting, but I feel sad when I see the first few pictures on the computer. What am I Doing wrong is the big question.
For example (pick)
It really looked good when I took it, but at home you can see it is to dark, and the background becomes grey. It disappoints me.
I used the sport program on this one, some guy told me this was a very good program to use for the canon, because the planes where traveling fast.
I just think this is my problem, I don't know what the settings are for this. Maybe the sport program is to fast, and properly the reason why my pictures come out this dark/gray. Problem is also that I don't have the time to drive to Schiphol to try some settings, and drive back home to see how they are, and then back again.
Are you also using the sport program sometimes, or do you photograph with the manual settings? lets hope you can give me some tips and tricks!
Thanks for your time, it is much appreciated!