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TornadoTys 7 208 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2019 7:26AM
Nice angle of the spitfire.
A slow shutter of 320 to 400 for ww2 prop planes. As the aircraft are not full throttle shutter speed rules. I try to pan shoot atvsirshowa and it does require some practice !
Grin Wonderful Shot of a fantastic plane
paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2019 10:35PM
I agree in principle with respect to shutter speed, and almost all shots like this are panned by nature of the subject.

Everyone develops they own method and you can hardly change shutter speed in tune with the pilots throttle movement.

I think prop blur is there on this one and 1/500 is pretty close to 1/400. Not going to make much difference.

I tend to use 1/500 for props and much faster for jets.

Standardising saves a lot of confusion during shooting removing at least one thing to think about

Jestertheclown 13 8.6k 255 England
29 Oct 2019 12:49PM
Prop. blur in the sense that it's applied in shots like this is only as realistic as the viewer (or photographer) wishes it to be.
In reality, once a propeller's rotating sufficiently quickly that it's capable dragging an aircraft off of the ground and maintaining flight, regardless of the throttle settings applied by the pilot, the individual blades will no longer be visible to the naked eye. Instead, all we see is a kind of opaque disc.
There's a reason why the tips are painted yellow.
To capture a shot, accurately showing that disc would, I imagine, be pretty difficult. The exposure time that would be required would probably cause all sorts of problems.
I'll admit to never having tried, always falling back on the out-of-focus-moving-blades approach.but I'd be interested to hear if anyone has had any success.

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