airkas1 wrote:Tips for newcomers
We often get asked what settings to use when starting out. Below you will find some suggestions if you are an absolute newcomer to the world of aviation photography.
- Try to get the sun in your back (e.g. don't photograph into the sun). When the sun is high (especially in the summer months), don't go out to the airport in the middle of the day, but try to go spotting in the mornings/evenings, when the sun is lower and light is better.
- Make sure you're relatively close to your subject, so you don't have to crop a lot.
- Try to have around values of around F7.1/8 and a shutter speed above 1/1500. Get to learn how the triangle shutterspeed/aperture/ISO works and is connected to each other.
- Improve your skills by trial and error. You can post your results in the feedback forum, where your peers and screeners will give you feedback.
punkydawg wrote:There's LFT, but I drove around there and didn't see anywhere spotter friendly. I will try LCH over the weekend, but the two GA fields near me only have crop dusters.
DALMD80 wrote:I don't see many crop dusters on A.net. You could get those and they would be great!
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