...I was wondering if you ever thought about creating long exposure shots of planes taking off. I tried to create a 30 minute long exposure shot from a hotel near LHR, to create plane tracks as they took off from the runway. I thought it would have made lovely picture. But somehow, I botched the settings, had too much stray light, and ended up with a horrible overexposed mess...and well, my equipment's just a bridge cam anyway.
Sorry for being late: last night my internal harddrive got bad blocks - damaged beyond repair. Ok, 10 years in service around the clock - that's ok. Lucky me: I had a complete bootable backup of saturday night. Will be back soon.
But yeah, I'm still a newbie and I'm still using a bridge camera (Canon SX40) to learn the basics of manual shooting for the moment.
So, to begin with the basics:
• use a tripod/clamp or so don't use a beansack etc - not stable enough
• use a lens hood, use a lens hood, use a lens hood if you don't have any, build it yourself: use an inner toilet paper roll (or something like this), cut it down if needed, tape it on the lens or cam body. If possible paint it black inside, matte
• don't shoot near streets or other fat light sources, scattered light is everywhere
• if you don't have a lot of traffic: leave the cam/lens open (B) and put something over the hood until the next event to prevent unwanted exposure
• with a (D)SLR use the little plastic cap to darken the viewer
• on M mode: use the fastest aperture (smallest number) and then close to the next bigger number or more: try it out with a single flight
Ok, now you can start to go first steps. btw: what cam and what lens do you use? I'll have to collect some infos on your Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Last Edit: Mar 26, 2014 23:46:55 GMT 1 by Linie 9: cam link detected :D