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 Post subject: Paine Field Airshow
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:49 am 
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Still work in progress on sharper airshow pics! I swear this is harder then my old point and shoot :-)



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You have good panning skills there and you must have a very steady hand to shoot these at 1/200s and 1/250s. Maybe you wanted to blur the props but I would advise a speed of around 1/1000s + for sharp aircraft shots in sunny conditions, use a higher ISO if you want to use aperture mode until you get the desired speed.

You did a good job and I like the full framed ones best. Have a look at the Exif on your P&S shots, they usually use a large aperture to get the speed for sharp shots in auto mode. Also have a look at the aircraft section, Dubaiphil’s shots are taken up to 1/2000s from memory.

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Very nice!

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Particularly like the first one..It's been a very long time since I got to see a bubbletop P-47 :D! The last one looks a little out-of-focus by the way :).

P.S.: @ 4xxxx: real aviation photographers blur the prop ;)...

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Yes the B25 is outta focus........ this ones a bit better.....but still lots of room for improvement.


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Yeah I do want prop blur for the old birds. But for the jets I shot at Abbotsford I should have been shooting in the 1000's. All great advice thanks so much!!

I plan to hop across the pond for Duxford next summer. Hope to get some more practice in before then.....and maybe .....just maybe a 100 - 400L....


In one of the threads on Gordon's Airshow tips a chap had mentioned different warbirds should have different shutter speed. I definetly have found this. The Harvards/T6's especially I find I can shoot higher shutter speed and still get good prop blur. I think it'll help if I look at good photos and write down which shutter speed I had it set at for the different warbirds.

Anyways lots of fun!


I was so excited to see a p47 fly.....has been so long. A Spitfire in Czech color scheme was quite unique as well.




Again thanks for the critique

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I think that chap might have been me ;).

Another tip: if you're close to the taxiways (like I have been on Duxford) you can hear the increasing revolutions of the engine when the pilot advances the throttle a bit to start moving his aircraft. That's the moment when your camera has to be set to a slow shutter speed, say, perhaps 1/100 or so, so you can shoot away :). That's how you can get this kind of a shot:

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Is that a Tempest?


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It's Hawker Fury T.20 :).

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