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Old 21st Sep 2020, 09:45
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Being highly skilled at something whilst being a bit of a dick are not mutually exclusive.

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Old 21st Sep 2020, 10:15
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In a spirit of positivity. If your photo is unsharp for any reason and you canít do a retake, consider resizing to 25%. It doesnít solve the problem, but it will be much less noticeable.


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Old 21st Sep 2020, 10:18
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In a spirit of positivity. If your photo is unsharp for any reason and you canít do a retake, consider resizing to 25%. It doesnít solve the problem, but it will be much less noticeable.

Thankyou VM

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Old 21st Sep 2020, 14:03
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Chopper, I suspect that you shoot for fun, not for profit. Keep at it and set yourself a goal to improve something each time you're outside the fence!

I don't know whether you're allowing the camera to determine the focus point, but (if you have not already tried it) select a focus point and force it to use that - might help the camera grab the correct focus.

Thanks for sharing.


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Old 21st Sep 2020, 16:21
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Im not that good lol

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Old 21st Sep 2020, 18:06
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Im not that good lol

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Old 21st Sep 2020, 18:30
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Back when I did some air-to-air photography, it was with a 35-200m manual focus lens and I always used Ektachrome 200, with spot metering and the shutter speed set to 1/500, which was as fast as my Canon T70 would allow.

That meant zoom, compose squeeze. None of this digital wizardry or clackety-clack of motordrives etc. You had to get it right first time!

I never tried to take photos whilst handling the controls; nor did I EVER ask targets to pose.

That was probably art. Talking of which, the famous aviation snapper Arthur Gibson once asked me why I hadn't entered a particular photo in the RAF photographic contest "Because I didn't know there was such a thing", I told him. "You should have done", he told me "I would have insisted that it won!". He then asked me for a copy and even paid for it - such a nice, genuine chap!

Whereas these days the very expensive digital devices used by many bang off dozens of shots, following which a huge amount of selection, enhancing, tweaking and editing is done. So some of the 'Mach Loop' and other photos leave me cold - they aren't genuine 'one shot only' images.

That spotter hanging on the fence with a desire for a particular shot is one of the RAF's shareholders and shouldn't be derided. Whereas "I've got more kit than you" snappers, who produce soulless 'Airfix box' images don't really deserve the plaudits they often receive....after hours of post-production editing.

Speaking of Airfix - you used my 'Armoured Charmer' GW1 shot without any credit! A few quid to a Service Charity would seem reasonable reparation!
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