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How Do You Get A Shot Like This?

Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:21 pm

I was looking at this picture and these types are just really interesting, what types of settings/techniques do you use to get these types of pictures?

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Ameri...Airlines/Boeing-737-823/1647571/L/
 
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RE: How Do You Get A Shot Like This?

Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:40 pm

It's a pan shot, it requires a low shutter speed (this looks like a 1/15), most likely he used a very long telephoto with IS or on a tripod with a fluid or gimbal head to provide stable footing for the pan action.

Takes lots of practice.  
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RE: How Do You Get A Shot Like This?

Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:42 pm

Low shutter speed and compensation in other aspects, depending on the light. In just about all cases, IS mode 2 would be used. It's extremely hard if you don't have IS mode 2. I haven't tried many like this because there aren't any decent places at my home airport to try it out. In the end of the day it comes down to trial and error and after that comes practice.
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RE: How Do You Get A Shot Like This?

Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:51 pm



Quoting NZ107 (Reply 2):
IS mode 2 would be used. It's extremely hard if you don't have IS mode 2

this is not correct if you are using a tripod.....

if you want to get into panning, try it in front of your house when cars are passing by, you should stand in a 90 degree angle use continuous AF, burst a couple of shots while following a car or a moving object from left to right or vice versa.

The other day I was shooting between 3am and 6am in total darkness, ISO 3200 at 1/15sec f4......with a wimberly head mounted on a tripod, nothing for a.net since they are way too grainy but will sell them somewhere else. not a lot of keepers but a ton of fun!

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RE: How Do You Get A Shot Like This?

Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:13 am

Quoting AKE0404AR (Reply 3):
this is not correct if you are using a tripod.....

On my Nikon lenses, VR works with tripods, and it corrects vibration. Makes these kinds of photos relatively easy.

This would have probably used 1/15sec shutter speed at long range, or a higher shutter speed at closer range.

This image I took:
https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/h1264906903.4601dsc_0834-as-smart-object-1.jpg

Was at 500mm, 1/25sec, F/5.6, ISO800. For the longer focal lengths, you need much lower shutter speed to get the same amount of blur. Closer range, you don't need the same low shutter speeds. The plane was also slowing down here, further reducing the blur effect.

[Edited 2010-02-04 17:50:02]
 
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RE: How Do You Get A Shot Like This?

Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:51 am

Quoting AKE0404AR (Reply 3):
The other day I was shooting between 3am and 6am in total darkness, ISO 3200 at 1/15sec f4......with a wimberly head mounted on a tripod, nothing for a.net since they are way too grainy but will sell them somewhere else. not a lot of keepers but a ton of fun!

Probably not for the DB, but why don't you post them on a separate thread Vasco? I'd love to see those!

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RE: How Do You Get A Shot Like This?

Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:53 pm

here's a similar one added recently





the difference is, the sun has gone down a little below the horizon in Fabricio's shot.
 
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RE: How Do You Get A Shot Like This?

Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:09 pm

Quoting NicolasRubio (Reply 5):
Probably not for the DB, but why don't you post them on a separate thread Vasco? I'd love to see those!

Since I am lazy at times, I am posting them in this thread....here you go Nicolas.

ISO 3200 1/15 sec f4

Quoting cpd (Reply 4):
On my Nikon lenses, VR works with tripods, and it corrects vibration.

I was referring to IS mode 2......mode 1 is just sufficient, since you hardly have any vertical movements when mounted on a tripod, at least I don't.

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RE: How Do You Get A Shot Like This?

Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:47 am

Quoting DL767captain (Thread starter):

Hello, I'm the Author of the shot and what I can add is, first of all the settings and equipment I used:

Camera: Canon 40D + grip
Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25) [note: Shot in 'TV mode' (shutter priority and 1/25 selected)]
ISO Speed: 100
Aperture: f/10.0
Focal Length: 190 mm ( Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM )
IS mode: 2 (ideal for panning)

There's no mystery or secret about this kind of shots. I've been practicing panning for a couple of years now and this technique takes only one thing: practice, practice and more practice. You need patience but if keep on trying the results will come eventually.

Here's a little reference you can check:
http://digital-photography-school.co...ning-to-photograph-moving-subjects

Cheers!

Fabricio Jimenez

[Edited 2010-02-05 21:49:09]
 
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RE: How Do You Get A Shot Like This?

Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:12 am

Quoting fabster4444 (Reply 8):
IS mode: 2 (ideal for panning)

Congrats for a fine shot. Did you use a tripod/monopod by any chance?
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RE: How Do You Get A Shot Like This?

Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:34 pm

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 9):

Hello,

Thanks for the reminder. I forgot to say that I've never used any tripod or monopod for panning. As a tip: The body movement technique has to be very fluid and steady at the same time, just like a paint brush. Even if you stop shooting is better to continue the hip movement following the subject to perfect you technique. Elbows as close to the body as possible and the legs, as famous photographer Joe McNally says, in a kind of a 'boxer stance', knees a little flexed and your feet a bit in front of the other.

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RE: How Do You Get A Shot Like This?

Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:44 pm

Quoting fabster4444 (Reply 8):
Since I am lazy at times, I am posting them in this thread....here you go Nicolas.

ISO 3200 1/15 sec f4

Hey Vasco, great shots!  

I've tried similar stuff lately but need more practice, weather wasn't ideal as well, heavy snowfall:

http://www.abload.de/img/airberlin_a320bury.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/d-aizb_landing_flo_jp_25ku.jpg

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