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New plane photographer - need advice

Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:43 pm

Hi everyone,

My name is Nick and I'm new to aviation photography. I've always been into planes, but I was recently introduced to the world of spotting. I went spotting at my local airport (XNA) last Saturday, and I tried to upload my first shot today. It was a new registration for the database so I submitted it for priority screening, and it was rejected for quality, noise, and underexposed. Do you think this photo could be improved? Or do you have any general advice for a new plane photographer like me? ... to/5221507

Thanks in advance,
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Re: New plane photographer - need advice

Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:26 pm

Hi Nick,

I'm relatively new myself, but I just wanted to let you know that I cannot see the photo.

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Re: New plane photographer - need advice

Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:07 pm

Hi everyone,

Nick's photo is linked below. I was with him when he posted the above message, hence why I have access to his photo.[email protected]/45084846011/sizes/o/

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Re: New plane photographer - need advice

Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:41 pm

I'm not a screener and I'm also not a pro at this, but I do see a lot of noise. I'm guessing that you used a really high ISO or you tried to up the exposure a lot. I'm just here to give you a relatively quick response. I'd wait a little longer for someone more experienced to comment. In the meantime, can you attach the exif data?
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Re: New plane photographer - need advice

Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:46 am

Hi Nick,

Unfortunately the overall quality for the photo is not very good. It likely has to do with a combination of a high ISO and the poor weather/lighting. I would try to take an image on a sunny day at around ISO 100-200. Guarantee you will get better results.
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Re: New plane photographer - need advice

Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:17 pm

Blurry, very noisy, underexposed. Will not stand a chance, sorry.

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