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 Post subject: Airshow pictures?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:43 am 
Hey everyone,

So here at school, apparently one of the graduates is a Snowbird. For those of you who don't know who they are, they are the arial stunt group for Canada. I believe you guys have the Blazing Angles is it?

Anyways, Any tips for shooting them? Its going to a great event for experience, and should be fun!

Thanks!

Eric D.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:32 am 
blue angels for the USA.

you should be fine with a 300mm lens at 4f or smaller since it's gonna be bright. since it's just one event, you might even benefit from renting a long range lens...

when shooting- if you choose to manual focus, keep one eye open so that you can easily track your objective.

a good pair of sunglasses might help as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:26 pm 
Alright, sounds good!


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hi Eric,
In my experience if you are shooting flying aircraft surrounded by sky in your frame a good starting point is +2.0 EV, this should expose the airframes against blue sky just about right. This may need some trying out either side, so practice on the warms ups!
regards john :)

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Eric I beg your pardon if you know this but does your D50 have a continuous AF function (AF-C), if so use it on your 70-300 and panning will work beautifully.
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I've looked up your camera and found that it has the above AF (AF-c) so if it's the same as my D80 it will work fine.

John :)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:23 pm 
The +2 compensation is because the sky cheats your camera into over exposing everything?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:34 am 
September 21st Clover point?, Yes +2 cause of the bright sky.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:08 pm 
Sorry Tridawgn, its a private show just for our school.

Going to be pretty cool!


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If there's any low fly-bys, you can try a technique which blurs the background for an impression of speed - see our tutorial here:

http://www.dslrtips.com/workshops/How_t ... hoto.shtml

Gordon


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:28 pm 
Thanks Gordon!

I got a few good shots, unfortunatly they block flickr here, so I do not think I'll be able to upload them and show you all at this time...

Maybe at a later date.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:41 am 
ummm all my shots posted here are throught flickr.... :?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:22 am 
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ummm all my shots posted here are throught flickr....


Yes, unfortunately I can't see any of them...


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:34 am 
Oh, like on that particular computer... I thought you meant Camera Labs was blocking Flickr based images...


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:01 pm 
Yeah... for some reason the IT department blocked the use of flickr...


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