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Apr 27, 2011 23:05 |  #1

This was my first tries at shooting some planes sitting still, would like some critique on how i could make them more "interesting."

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Apr 27, 2011 23:11 |  #2

1.My advice would be to trash the first one. The angle of it is confusing.
2.This shot seems better but yet, you cropped out the whole subject.
3.Best of the three IMO :)

Best advice would be to move your feet and think before you shoot. That's if you want more interesting photo's.




  
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Apr 27, 2011 23:19 |  #3

Pima often yields very cluttered backgrounds. I'd suggest getting in much closer and isolating interesting small details in addition to just documenting the airframes.


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Apr 28, 2011 09:21 |  #4

wardzach2007 wrote in post #12307274 (external link)
1.My advice would be to trash the first one. The angle of it is confusing.

I kind of like this one. The perspective adds to the size of the subject in relation to the position of the viewer. My only edit would be the contrail or whatever that is on the left. That would have to be cloned out.

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Apr 28, 2011 09:28 |  #5

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I kind of like this one. The perspective adds to the size of the subject in relation to the position of the viewer. My only edit would be the contrail or whatever that is on the left. That would have to be cloned out.

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To each their own. I just don't like trying to guess what the subject is. I want to know what I'm looking at, straight to the point right when I see the picture. I don't like to bend over backwards with my head to see the picture in it's real form. IMO




  
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Apr 28, 2011 10:41 |  #6

I too kind of like the first one as well. Didn't take much of a stretch to figure that it's a T-56 turbprop engine for me though. Would like it a bit more if the whole prop was visible.

#2 could use a bit better angle and less distractions in the background.

#3 not bad... could have waited for buddy under the engine to move and maybe lighten up some of the undercarriage area. YMMV.


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Apr 28, 2011 11:12 |  #7

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #12307318 (external link)
Pima often yields very cluttered backgrounds. I'd suggest getting in much closer and isolating interesting small details in addition to just documenting the airframes.

I........Would listen to this guy!!!!


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Apr 28, 2011 18:10 |  #8

wardzach2007 wrote in post #12307274 (external link)
1.My advice would be to trash the first one. The angle of it is confusing.
2.This shot seems better but yet, you cropped out the whole subject.
3.Best of the three IMO :)

Best advice would be to move your feet and think before you shoot. That's if you want more interesting photo's.

Have to disagree with the 1st one, 2nd I was just standing too close, no cropping done. But i do think i should've moved back. And for the 3rd thanks, although i realize i could've waited for my buddy to move haha.

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #12307318 (external link)
Pima often yields very cluttered backgrounds. I'd suggest getting in much closer and isolating interesting small details in addition to just documenting the airframes.

Agree 100% majority of my shots were small details.:)

JF Photos wrote in post #12309203 (external link)
I kind of like this one. The perspective adds to the size of the subject in relation to the position of the viewer. My only edit would be the contrail or whatever that is on the left. That would have to be cloned out.

~Dave

Noted, I will buff that out soon ha!

wardzach2007 wrote in post #12309245 (external link)
To each their own. I just don't like trying to guess what the subject is. I want to know what I'm looking at, straight to the point right when I see the picture. I don't like to bend over backwards with my head to see the picture in it's real form. IMO

It's pretty straight forward, picture is from my pov. No twisting required.

altitude604 wrote in post #12309667 (external link)
I too kind of like the first one as well. Didn't take much of a stretch to figure that it's a T-56 turbprop engine for me though. Would like it a bit more if the whole prop was visible.

#2 could use a bit better angle and less distractions in the background.

#3 not bad... could have waited for buddy under the engine to move and maybe lighten up some of the undercarriage area. YMMV.

Alright thanks for the input, hopefully I will improve next time.

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I........Would listen to this guy!!!!

I will do my best haha.


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Apr 28, 2011 18:20 |  #9

Okay 2 more sorry!

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Apr 28, 2011 19:09 |  #10

^ yeahhhh! i like! cool aircraft and fits the era it was in service. nice one.


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Apr 29, 2011 08:07 |  #11

To a person who doesn't see planes and parts of planes on a monthly to a yearly basis, it's hard for ME to figure out what it was in the FIRST place. I didn't know if it was blades on the wings of the plane or in the middle front of the plane. To all the people disagreeing with me, I have no idea why. It's a personal opinion. It's just cropped weird for me when the shot was taken. Nothing wrong with that.




  
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Apr 29, 2011 08:10 |  #12

On your second set post the first one of the exhaust is confusing. I know my aircraft and even I dont know exactly what thats supposed to be. It needs some context. Is it a plane? Is it a helicopter? To me its a big green ball with some pipes sticking out and a caution for hot exhaust. The second one is great though. Love the angle. Love the plane. B&W works very well on it.


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Apr 29, 2011 09:30 |  #13

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #12307318 (external link)
Pima often yields very cluttered backgrounds. I'd suggest getting in much closer and isolating interesting small details in addition to just documenting the airframes.

I agree with this, but I'm a little confused because it seems every time I post a detail shot I get negative feedback. Any way to improve on the details?


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Apr 29, 2011 22:12 |  #14

I hope you dont mind my input,

I can see where you wanted to go artistically with the first one. The only thing not working for me is your framing. They are all cut off, including the first one (at the bottom). Maybe for that pic, stepping out just a little more, and shooting it still upward as you have it, but with a slightly different angle, would have made it appear more "Stable." The same issue seams to come up in several of your other images, where a vital part of the shot, that would otherwise really contribute to the image, was taken out.

The last one had some serious potential. It would have been really awsome with a full view (a little fisheye tossed in) against the background that you have in the current one. Wow, that would rock....


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Apr 30, 2011 01:50 |  #15

Roamingbull wrote in post #12319690 (external link)
I hope you dont mind my input,

I can see where you wanted to go artistically with the first one. The only thing not working for me is your framing. They are all cut off, including the first one (at the bottom). Maybe for that pic, stepping out just a little more, and shooting it still upward as you have it, but with a slightly different angle, would have made it appear more "Stable." The same issue seams to come up in several of your other images, where a vital part of the shot, that would otherwise really contribute to the image, was taken out.

The last one had some serious potential. It would have been really awsome with a full view (a little fisheye tossed in) against the background that you have in the current one. Wow, that would rock....

Not at all, thank you for the advice. So from what ive gathered is take a step back and think about the framing more before I shoot. Now I wish I could go back tomorrow! Dang 5hr drive.


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