Twilight Airshow Photography Tips

Twilight Airshow Photography Tips

Postby gazzatrek on Sun 14 May 2017, 10:52 am

Hi,I'm going to be attending the Clacton Airshow later in the year,including the 'Twilight Airshow' on the Wednesday evening...was looking for tips,tricks and advice to photograph the aircraft taking part to capture the pyrotechnics as well as the lighting effects? my searches online have only given advice for static or ground-based subjects..

thanks!
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Re: Twilight Airshow Photography Tips

Postby Maisie on Sun 14 May 2017, 11:55 am

Something like this? Use the largest aperture possible... I set my ISO quite high too but I don't have the info to hand. Shot using a 6D & 400mm f/5.6

ImageIMG_0047 by Radleigh Bushell, on Flickr
6D | 7D | 60D
11-16 f/2.8 | 24-105 IS L | 70-300 IS USM | 50 f/1.4 | 100 f/2.8 | 400 f/5.6
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Re: Twilight Airshow Photography Tips

Postby gazzatrek on Sun 14 May 2017, 2:26 pm

Wow. beautiful. that's it exactly. amazing.

OK big aperture,high (400?) iso :up:
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Re: Twilight Airshow Photography Tips

Postby Maisie on Sun 14 May 2017, 2:50 pm

It's 2000iso, 400 isn't high ;)
6D | 7D | 60D
11-16 f/2.8 | 24-105 IS L | 70-300 IS USM | 50 f/1.4 | 100 f/2.8 | 400 f/5.6
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Re: Twilight Airshow Photography Tips

Postby gazzatrek on Sun 14 May 2017, 3:45 pm

ah OK. :up:
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Re: Twilight Airshow Photography Tips

Postby Maisie on Sun 14 May 2017, 4:43 pm

The shutter speed changes quite dramatically when they put their lights and pyrotechnics on, so think ahead. Hence me going for high ISO, had I not, I would have been shooting around 1/30th and at 400mm, that would have probably buggered my photos up.
6D | 7D | 60D
11-16 f/2.8 | 24-105 IS L | 70-300 IS USM | 50 f/1.4 | 100 f/2.8 | 400 f/5.6
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Re: Twilight Airshow Photography Tips

Postby gazzatrek on Mon 15 May 2017, 11:57 am

OK,may try some static nighttime practice.. :up:
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Re: Twilight Airshow Photography Tips

Postby wallace on Tue 16 May 2017, 8:19 am

You may have to "wing it" on the day. Try something and see if it works, if not try something else.

Me, I would start with a high ISO and shoot in manual
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Re: Twilight Airshow Photography Tips

Postby gazzatrek on Tue 16 May 2017, 8:42 am

you're probably right,but at least I have a good idea of a starting point!!
THANK YOU!
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