lightningzap
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How take good night water salute pictures

Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:16 am

I am looking to take pictures of an inaugural 787 flight that will be arriving at my home city soon. Problem is that this flight will arrive at 9pm so I won't have good lighting conditions but I need to get a good shot of the water salute. The plane will be turning into the gate while the salute is happening and I will be above the gate looking down diagonally towards the location. What will be the best way to get a grain free non blurry photo of this rate event?
 
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HarryLi
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Re: How take good night water salute pictures

Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:30 pm

Actually,i don't have experience in taking night water salute shots. But i saw some photos here you can have a look.




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Also can wait here ,but that using two ways to get the answer would be faster than only staying here i think ;) .

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Re: How take good night water salute pictures

Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:32 pm

lightningzap wrote:
What will be the best way to get a grain free non blurry photo of this rate event?


"grain free" - use the lowest ISO setting possible

"non blurry" - use as high a shutter speed as possible

I suspect you'll need a tripod or at least a monopod. Shutter speed less of an issue if using a tripod, but more of an issue if plane is moving (which from your description, it will be). Movement will be less of an issue if the plane is nose-on moving towards you, more of an issue if side-on moving across your field of view.

Unfortunately, low ISO and high shutter speed is a tricky combo in the dark!
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Re: How take good night water salute pictures

Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:11 pm

scbriml wrote:
lightningzap wrote:
What will be the best way to get a grain free non blurry photo of this rate event?


"grain free" - use the lowest ISO setting possible

"non blurry" - use as high a shutter speed as possible

I suspect you'll need a tripod or at least a monopod. Shutter speed less of an issue if using a tripod, but more of an issue if plane is moving (which from your description, it will be). Movement will be less of an issue if the plane is nose-on moving towards you, more of an issue if side-on moving across your field of view.

Unfortunately, low ISO and high shutter speed is a tricky combo in the dark!
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I will above and diagonal to the plane looking down on the plane and forward.

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