Hey everyone. I've always wanted to get into aviation photography from a young age and here I am. I really hope to learn a lot more about composition and editing photos here through constructive criticism. I recently brought a Nikon Coolpix P510. Coming from a point and shoot Samsung , it's a step up for me because now I can submit quality photos here !
A brief background about myself :
I've been visiting Airliners.net for years. I was a member of this website with the first class membership for a year when I was 15. I participated in the forums and learned a lot in that time. I since then became out of touch with aviation (totally missed the memo on the United/Continental merger and was confused seeing Continental 737s on final approach to JFK ) and spent 3 years out of the loop. Long story short, I'm now a student at Vaughn College in the Aircraft Operation pilot program. I should have my bachelor degree by the end of 2015 and my ATP certificate by then as well. So I'm fully submerged into my love for aviation.
I took my first few photos today at my school which is in close proximity of KLGA and has a tower about 4 stories tall right by runway 4 at KLGA.
I would like your feed back. I used some of my basic knowledge of photo editing in Photoshop CS3 for adjust the image for optimal quality.
(click the images for the full res 1600x1200)
I began editing one first. I used the exposure feature and saturation give the color that more ' fuller ' look
For these first photos I used the curve feature in attempts to do the same.
I submitted 1) and 3) to the website, I'm considering submitting 2) as well. That website i linked th photos to is my blog as well so if you're a member of tumblr feel free to follow me or bookmark me !
I'm looking forward to learning different ideas for editing photos in Photoshop ( CS3 ) or Aperture ( for OS X ) and also composition ideas when it comes to taking photos.
Thanks for your constructive feedback based on those photos and any tips !