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olympus

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Aviation photographers & spotters
« on: April 09, 2015, 03:18:17 PM »
Hello everybody!

I didn't find any topic related to aviation photography neither planespotting, so I'm creating one here to gather any other photographer doing any of those.

For those not aware, aviation photography has many subjects and relates to many other fields of photography, but the main thing is taking pictures of airplanes. The most basic stuff can be easily shot with Rebel cameras and non-L lenses. But, better equipment opens a vast array of opportunities to be creative, making aviation photography similar to wildlife and sports photography.

Now, let me introduce myself:

I heard about ML a long time ago, tried it but didn't have the experience and patience to understand it. I've been a photographer since 2010, mostly for aviation and landscape themes. Aviation is a passion and also the field I work on (air traffic control administrative stuff). I currently own a 550D/T2i and a 7D.

Since the beginning of 2014, besides the aviation photography, I've been experimenting with startrails and timelapses. A friend that is a professional video maker told me about using ML for a timelapse video he was shooting. I got curious, since I've always had problems with my 3rd party intervalometer and recently installed ML on my two cameras and I'm delighted, ML is amazing.

I've got a lot of things to learn, but I'm having a nice time experimenting with ML options and features. I already have some ideas to make ML even better, that I hope to be feasible and not too hard to implement.

DeafEyeJedi

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Re: Aviation photographers & spotters
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 10:19:20 AM »
Welcome on board @olympus and you will not be disappointed in this remarkable community within ML!

Be sure to check out the FRSP thread... Especially for TL's & whatnot.
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Re: Aviation photographers & spotters
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2015, 11:26:16 AM »
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I didn't find any topic related to aviation photography neither planespotting

I love planes too !  ;-)
ML used here (Focus patterns for AF tracking) : http://www.vertigopix.ch/photo/reportages/air-14/

Welcome here,

Christian

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Re: Aviation photographers & spotters
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 03:12:44 PM »
Welcome on board @olympus and you will not be disappointed in this remarkable community within ML!

Be sure to check out the FRSP thread... Especially for TL's & whatnot.

Already did! This feature is amazing, will be extremely useful to accomplish an idea of mine, that wasn't feasible until now due to the shutter noise. The problem with TL is the disk space, specially with full size RAW/DNG files. I'm currently experimenting with S-JPGs, that allows me to rotate and crop accordingly but still leaving room for a FullHD movie and generating much smaller files. Yesterday I took around 1k shots for a TL and they took me less than 2,5GB - if I had shot RAW I would have been limited to 600k shots on my 16GB card.

As I said, I'm still learning and understanding how it works!

I love planes too !  ;-)
ML used here (Focus patterns for AF tracking) : http://www.vertigopix.ch/photo/reportages/air-14/

Welcome here,

Christian

Nice, great photos! I shoot airshows once or twice a year, I'm a big fan of 7D focus system and I'll check this feature before the next one!

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Re: Aviation photographers & spotters
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2015, 01:30:56 PM »
Hi and welcome to the site :)

I`m looking forward to see your photographs :)