Photography Tips

Got any good tips for that killer aircraft pic?
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Photography Tips

Postby mark » Thu Mar 23 2006, 20:14

The key to taking shots with blurred blades is taking control of the shutter speed on your camera. This is done by selecting shutter priority or the TV setting (Time Value).
Having done this the best way to be sure of a result is to then vary your shutter speed, lets say by starting at 1/250th of a second and then slowing down to 1/125th and speeding up to 1/500th.
In photographic terms this is known as bracketing and will give you varying degrees of blade blur.
Bear in mind that when zooming in on a subject with a long zoom, this will exaggerate any movement of your camera and may result in the whole image appearing blurred if the shutter is set too slow.
The use of a tripod will correct this.
Happy shootin' !
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Postby Heli-Ops » Sun Oct 22 2006, 20:27

Mark,

Dont EVER shoot above 125th if you want to get movement in the blades. I use 125th as a maximum and try to always shoot at 60th of a sec and where pos down to 30th and even 20th of a second.

Bit hard to use a tripod when shooting air to air :)

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Postby Capt Hollywood » Thu Oct 26 2006, 14:00

try to always shoot at 60th of a sec and where pos down to 30th and even 20th of a second.


But we can't all afford stabilised lenses Ned! :lol:

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Re: Photography Tips

Postby Capt Hollywood » Tue May 3 2011, 03:15

It's a perfect opportunity to do some night photography out at work as there is no light pollution out here in the sticks. It's nothing to do with helicopters but you can imagine it would look pretty cool with a helicopter in the foreground instead of a tree!

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Re: Photography Tips

Postby iPilot » Tue May 3 2011, 04:03

Nice shot CH
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Re: Photography Tips

Postby SuperF » Tue May 3 2011, 09:01

i see shooting stars, hundreds of them...
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Re: Photography Tips

Postby black duck » Tue May 3 2011, 11:37

SuperF wrote:i see shooting stars, hundreds of them...

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Re: Photography Tips

Postby SuperF » Wed May 4 2011, 08:36

i guess the pounding in the head will pass too? what about the Oc:=
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Re: Photography Tips

Postby Capt Hollywood » Sun Jul 19 2015, 14:23

Grabbed this over my accommodation last night, thought it worth sharing.
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Re: Photography Tips

Postby Twistgrip » Sun Jul 19 2015, 21:58

Wow! What a beautiful shot mate :D
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Re: Photography Tips

Postby Slapstick » Mon Jul 20 2015, 03:52

Hey Hollywood could you please share the settings you used for that shot? My attempts don't seem to come out that good.
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Re: Photography Tips

Postby Capt Hollywood » Mon Jul 20 2015, 04:37

You might say that yours don't look like mine, but you've probably taken a good photo, you just need to 'create' the final result.

The settings were...

ISO - 3200 (Possibly a tad high)
Exposure - 30sec.
Aperture - f4.0
White balance - Left it on auto by mistake! (Hence the brown hue in the original image)

There is a fair bit of post processing in Camera RAW and Photoshop to produce that final image.

Here is the original shot next to the final result!

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Re: Photography Tips

Postby BBwantok » Mon Jul 20 2015, 08:38

A little air to air shot from a while ago....

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Slower shutter speed is the go... ;)

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