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27th of November 2008 (Thu), 09:34
I just started shooting with an DSLR and am only using the kit lens (55mm) for shooting until I can pick up a couple of decent lenses. Below are some shots that I took while in the AV setting and I'm looking for some help as far what some proper settings are for shooting the moving objects that I love, namely airplanes and birds. Any help/comment/criticism is most welcome.
28th of November 2008 (Fri), 08:33
28th of November 2008 (Fri), 08:59
It's best to have the sun at your back when you're trying to get images of anything airborne. If you're aiming into the sun, then you have to struggle with the heavy backlight. It's not much fun at an airshow when the show line makes you shoot into the sun on a hazy day. Also, it's obvious that the longer the lens, the better - consider 300mm as a minimum useful focal length. For birding, the hardcore wildlife photographers use 500mm or 600mm lenses; unfortunately, the good lenses at those focal lengths aren't inexpensive.
A Sea Fury at 300mm from a Rebel XTi.
29th of November 2008 (Sat), 17:53
Airshow guys - prop freeze? (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=229542)
Panning: First shoot with moving cars need advice. (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=358481)
1st of January 2009 (Thu), 19:33
Blue Angels Fat Albert C-130 turbo-prop @ 1/250 still does not produce a full arc on the props
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