This is a little aircraft photography guide that I made to help community photographers get better!
This was just made to help out people who would like to get better shots!
Don’t worry, I’m not an epic photographer either :D
Most photos used here were found on the forum and the name of the owner is written under them. If you are not OK with me using your pic, just tell me and I will change it.
When dealing with plane photography, the first (and one of the toughest) things you need to think about is lighting. The plane (or subject) you are trying to capture must not be in front of the sun or between you and clouds above. The contrast will make the plane backlit.
Example of a backlit photo:
Example of a correctly lit photo:
When you are taking a photo of a moving plane, it is very hard to keep the framing nice for this, you can use any photo editor to make it correct. For a photo to be accepted on most aviation forums, it should be centered and leveled with the ground. To improve ground leveling, I recommend using a tripod…
Example of a poorly framed photo:
Example of a nicely framed photo:
When taking photos of planes, focus is essential. Focus is how clear the subject is. It may be hard to get nice focus through windows, on a rainy day or of a fast moving plane.
Example of a badly focused photo:
Example of a nicely focused photo:
Photo editors are a nice way to improve your shots, crop them, and sometimes add things to your images but please remember that over-editing is never a good thing. As soon as you over-edit, the photo starts hurting the eye and it loses of it’s realism.
Example of Over-edited photo:
Example of a nice use of photo editors:
This picture is bad because:
There is a wire cutting a piece of the aircraft
It is not focused or clear
It is over-edited
and @robertine STILL posted it on the IFC…
I hope this helped!
If you have any questions, ask me!