Top 5 photography tips
Justin share’s his top 5 photography tips to nail that air-to-air shot:
1. Shutter Speed
It needs to be slow enough to capture enough movement on the propeller or rotors. Speeds will vary from 1/125sec to 1/50sec depending on the subject.
Even though you’re in the air, choosing your background carefully can make or break a good aerial image.
The horizon must be level, however this is not always easy as the cameraship often mkaes in tight aerobatic turns which may not even be the right way up. But no matter what, the horizon must be level.
This might be obvious to some, but during an air-to-air shoot, the light is constantly changing; not only on your subject, but on the background too. You need to be aware of both and shoot according to the mood that you’re trying to create.
A good photograph should always evoke emotion. “When people look at one of my images and ask how I managed to shoot that, I know that I’ve achieved a huge part of the success of the image.”