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Ballons, Airplanes, and other Flying Objects


This month we will test our ability to photograph flying objects.  We have two events scheduled, Plano balloon fest & the Alliance Air Show.  Fast flying birds would also be a challenge.

We will need a reasonably good telephoto lens in the 200 mm to 500 mm (or more) equivalent range.  The smaller frame APS-c cameras will be a big help.

To properly blur the propellers you will need to shoot around 1/60th of a second. This will test our panning capabilities.

This meeting will kick off with a presentation and discussion of HDR photography needed for next months "Holiday Lights" theme.

Please post your images to "201311 Flying Objects".  All images should be RGB jpgs with 2000 pixels on the longest side with 50% compression.

Results from prior meetings may be found at "The Complete Photographer Results".

Directions to Heritage Farmstead Schoolhouse can be found here.

6:30 - 7:00 Set up

7:00 - 7:15 HDR Photography for Holiday Lights

7:15 - 8:15 Image Review

8:15 - 8:20 Break

8:20 - 8:45 Wrap up

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  • Larry H.

    I enjoyed the session! I leaned much about how to shoot move objects! I had a busy month and could not break free to take these kind of pictures. I always enjoy seeing picture of airplanes! Love the p-51s. Good shot and the propellers were just right! And Peter's shots were so detailed and vintage looking. Great work. I do have some picture of planes setting on the ground, I will upload a few. Enjoy reading the photo mags! Thanks for bringing them! Looking forward to phot expo. Hope I can get my hands on a lot of camera to compare.

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • Anita O.

    Hi guys, i got stuck at work. It's been totally crazy lately.

    November 12, 2013

    • Guy H.

      Bummer! Computers are like that.

      November 13, 2013

  • Guy H.

    Apparenty flying things weren't very interesting. Submissions were way down.

    November 13, 2013

  • Peter G.

    Good session, pity more did not attend

    November 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the session.

    November 12, 2013

  • Larry H.

    Will look forward to seeing everyone and their beautiful pics!

    November 6, 2013

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