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hi all

still abit of a newbie at this and this afternoon had a practise run near the local aero club, getting some shots in just after the prop planes had taken off . was trying to get prop blur so was set up on manual and had the shutter speed slowed down . trouble is i couldnt get the exposure right at all . i can only get f8 on the fz150 and anything slower than 1/200 shutter speed meant a massively over exposed shot . tried altering the ev to +/-3 which helped a little in that i had one reasonable shot out of a burst of 6 but still irritated i couldnt get the desired blur to the prop. found it all very frustrating tbh.

on a more positive note the video function worked very well indeed, just need to keep things abit more steady, difficult when the planes are taking off toward you then flying directly over head and behind. the tripod may help but that looks like an art in itself following a fast moving object and zooming out as it gets closer !!!

the goal is to get out to manchester in the next few weeks and get the shots / videos of the airliners im after ( at least no prop blur to fret over ) . different set of parameters as my position there will be more side on and hope to be within 200 yards of the rotation point.

any tips from you guys with more experience would be great.

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Can you not drop the ISO down to 60, 100? that will drop your shutter / exposure times / levels. When setting your shutter speed manually the exposure should automaticaly adjust for correct exposure.

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hi, lowest iso i can get is 100 which is where i was at. so maybe i should have been in shutter priority and not full manual ??

schoolboy error on my part :blush:

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1/250 should be good, and you should get prop blur, but you obviously need a smaller aperture if shots are overexposed. not familiar with your particular camera. I have some shots I took one summer(remember when we used to have them!), with a digital SLR, 200mm lens, F2. 8 max aperture, most shots were 1/250 to 1/400 range and around F8

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Go for shutter priority, don't forget your depth of field will drop as your aperture size increases so you will have to focus more carefully.

Best of luck with the next set.

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thanks, will take that on board, steep learning curve over a point and shoot and im still at the bottom of said curve lol

great pics above, loving the jet

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My best tip for exposure is to point at the grass you stand on and use that as your setting.

 

This was a tip I was given at Waddington one day and it worked well.

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I find the best way of shooting fast moving objects be it cars, bikes or aircraft is to do it with both eyes open.

 

Sounds daft but you usually close the eye not used on the viewfinder, if you keep that eye open you have a better field of vision and can spot the object coming and pan with it to get your shot.

 

Also it is worth making sure your feet are planted 18" apart and practice panning using your hips rather than shuffling your feet, when you get it right you should have almost a 180deg arc to pan smoothly within, just by pivoting your hips.

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Or hope for something low and against a dark background!!

 

Both "snap" shots on "P" as the aircraft appeared around a corner on an appalling day weather wise

 

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That one was from RAF Valley

 

 

A different day and airframe over chez nous

 

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still failed with prop blur though
I can see some there

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Just got it here, this is Simon Johnstone's Sokol Kraguj

 

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Though a fly-past by this beast is good to see, 500ft and an audience of about 20!

 


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AN2 anyone (stood on the side of the runway for this one!)

 

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Though a fly-past by this beast is good to see, 500ft and an audience of about 20!

 

 

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Going to see the Vulcan in April, get to board her too apparently. Haven't been told yet if she's flying, but certainly hope so!

I'm taking both bodies and as many lenses as I can stuff into my pockets. ...just in case :rolleyes:

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Some Vulcan Flight Deck photos sent to me by one of their fundraising team.

 

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took these last summer with the old cybershot point and shoot . good for ground shots but not so good for air shots. looking forward to getting more action shots with the fz150

BTW this is a cracking spot to view as they spool up the power ready to launch down the runway. .the 777 sounds awesome :)

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Taken today, their 200th Airbus in reverse Livery

 

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Not the prettiest aircraft I've ever seen. .. Must admit I'd be checking that they put the bonnet lid down properly before I set off!

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When the museum is open the aircraft is open to look inside

 

 

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As is this one

 

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Stolen from a friend

 

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Who was piloting the aircraft it was taken from

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Not photography but in the news and very impressive. Not sure the drinks trolley or me would tolerate it though :o

 

https://embed. theguardian. com/embed/video/world/video/2015/jun/12/boeing-787-dreamliner-take-off-vertical-video

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Greenland from the flight deck of a Boeing 777 (stolen from another friend)

 

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Flight deck of an Airbus A380 at 40,000 feet

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Greenland from the flight deck of a Boeing 777 (stolen from another friend)

 

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Flight deck of an Airbus A380 at 40,000 feet

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How did a passenger obtain these photos or was he or she flight crew ? (I hope so)

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