Hiya Any one keen to share tips & settings for getting the best shots with limited equipment? I have an Cannon EOS 1100D. Photography is not my profession, escorting tours to airshows is, so I have great opportunities but I would like to be able to share some better pictures. I found a few tips by googling but they seem brief.
ISO 100-400, F8, 1/160 prop blur, 1/800 jets, fast jets 1/1000
When I try to get prop blur the photos are always over exposed. Is there some more essential equipment I need? Thanks for any advice. Mel Aviation Tours NZ
If its quite sunny 1/160 of a second will probably let in too much light, even when the aperture is stopped right down. You could consider getting a polarising filter or a neutral density filter to block some of the light
For me 1/160 is what I get to after a long weekend of 'getting into the grove'. You can get (but not all the time, depending on lots of factors) acceptable prop blur at 1/320 in my experience, noticeably more at 1/250. Personally I shoot with shutter priority and let the camera deal with the other 2 attributes - including Nikon's Auto-ISO. Is it the aircraft that are getting overexposed, or the sky?
A good standby for aerial,fastish aircraft is 1/500,f8. Depending on the sky(overcast/white cloud/clear) I tend to work around that,though have noticed those slow moving WW1 style aircraft give quite a bit more leeway on settings. Play around with the suggested settings on the day and see what results you like, digital is much friendlier than the old film!.
Post by The Red Baron on Oct 7, 2018 17:02:38 GMT 12
I use Shutter Priority mainly to,but it takes practice to get good prop blur and sharp photos at the same time. An easy mode to get sharp photos is Aperture priority,on a sunny day,set your Iso to 100,turn the aperture setting down to as low as it will go (mines F3.5),the camera will control the shutter speed,Set the cameras burst rate to continous high.Film away and keep your finger on the shutter and take lots of photos.