The biggest challenge has always been, and probably will always be the production of blurring the blades on prop planes. Since the only class that this doesn’t apply to is the jet class it is an important matter to consider. The easy part is being in Shutter priority and being under 1/250 of second to get the blur. But depending on the plane; the amount of RPM’s to the amount of blades, completely changes the shutter to get a full rotation blur. It is a really cool shot but is really hard to get. I keep trying but keep throwing away shots because of it. When you get it, o boy is it great.
Both of these were taken at 1/125 of a second and although they aren’t the full rotation they still produce enough rotation to get that blurred feeling that is desired. Another important aspect, as I’m sure is noticed is the angle of the plane. In some instances full rotation won’t be noticed even if achieved due to the angle of the plane to the shooter. More to play with and fun to be had, i can’t wait.
Images captured with D3, 200-400 VR, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film