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  • Commented on 'Aviation Photography'

    Hi Jaguar

    As the others have said, you need to adjust your exposure compensation to the '+' side - i.e. over expose a little.
    For my aviation stuff I quite often use Centre Weighted metering rather than Spot as this allows me a bit of leeway when tracking a fast moving aircraft.

    Darren hit the nail on the head with his advice to have a look at The forums are full of excellent techincal tips and these days it is an achievent in itself to have photos accepted onto the database (they have incredibly high standards).

    Keep at it gets even more difficult when you start doing air to air stuff!

    • 3 Apr 2007 4:41PM
  • Commented on 'Plane spotting?'


    I was was in the back seat another aeroplane (Vans RV-8 G-LEXX) formating on the two Extras. We were slightly off to one side following them around the loop. This was a quick practice session for a shoot later in the year when the weather improved. The main aim was get a few ideas for positioning the aircraft to allow me to get the action shots that Gary and Steve(the Extra pilots) wanted. I was also using a borrowed camera as I didn't happen to have my gear with me when we decided to go. We still haven't got around to doing the proper thing yet as we can't seem to get the aircraft, pilots, me 'n' my camera and decent weather all together at the same time!


    • 15 Oct 2006 1:04AM
  • Commented on 'Plane spotting?'

    Hey Corrado, aircraft don't just stop at the big jets!

    Pay a vist to your local General Aviation airfield. There's usually much more interesting stuff happening and you will easily be able to get much closer to the action. Many airfields will also be willing to give you a guided tour around the hangars or the flying club fleet if you ask. Just make sure you doask permission before you go into a hangar or near an aircraft. Nothing annoys a pilot more than somebody messing about near his aeroplane without his prior agreement!

    Of course, you will eventually become hooked on aeroplanes and end up having to get your pilot's license - and then, as far as photography goes, the sky's the limit!
    To give you an idea of the kinds of photo you could get, have a look at my portfolio or my website.

    Have fun, and if you are ever in the North Notts/South Yorks area, get in touch and I'll show you around my home airfield.

    • 13 Oct 2006 11:08PM
  • Commented on 'Photographing Pregnancy'

    The willingness to assist fellow photographers and the quality of assistance given never ceases to amaze me.

    Thank you.

    • 1 Aug 2006 3:24PM
  • Commented on 'Photographing Pregnancy'

    Wow....very comprehensive replies!

    Thanks ever so much, I now have a few ideas as starting points.

    As the project progresses I'll post some shots on here if my friend is okay with it.

    Once again - thanks,


    ps - Malum, love your photo of your wife, will definitely try that pose
    • 31 Jul 2006 7:26PM
  • Commented on 'Photographing Pregnancy'

    A close friend of mine has asked that I record the progress of her first pregnancy with a series of black & white photographs. She has suggested that she may like a few nude shots be included. I am very new to portrait photography and would really appreciate a few pointers with regards to suitable poses/general settings.

    I don't have access to a studio and therefore will be shooting at my friend's home using Canon EOS20d, 17-85mm, 70-200mm and 580EX flash.

    Any help, tips, suggestions gratefully received!

    Many thanks

    • 31 Jul 2006 1:52AM
  • Commented on 'Red Bull Air race tips'

    Lucky so and so....wish I was going!

    Personally, I hate to see stopped props in photos of piston engined aircraft, so keep that shutter speed down. The guys taking part will have three or four blade props and will be at full throttle most of the time - 1/250sec should get you a nice blur without making it difficult. Of course, for great panning shots make it even slower.

    Best of luck

    • 2 Jul 2006 2:02AM