A Quick Aviation Tip

There are a lot of little things that go into each photography and sometimes it’s hard to remember all of them when you’re trying to actually shoot. Well here’s a quick tip that can make a difference. When working with aircraft in flight you don’t always have to keep the camera plumb to the earth. You can rotate the camera to exaggerate the attitude of the plane. It takes some mental adjustment to remember to do this while flying because there is so much else going on but it can be quite useful to get a little bit different image.


The FG-1D Corsair

It’s funny when you have an image in your mind looking a certain way, and then you go into Photoshop to finish it and doesn’t look good the way you had envisioned. Well that’s the story with these two. I had originally intended for them both to be black and white, I keep trying to find plane shots that look good converted, but after going through Nik SilverEfex Pro it just didn’t work. I think that’s funny because you always hear people saying that you need to have the image in your mind before you take it. That doesn’t always work.

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Anyways this a great aircraft that i have blogged a little about before. This is the FG-1D Corsair. Back in 1943 and the Pacific Theater was in full swing with the agile Zero out flying many of our aircraft, the Gull Wing Design fighter was being test flown. It was proven to be one of the best fighters, bombers, reconnaissance, night fighters, and escorts in the Pacific. It became so popular and beloved by the Navy that high orders started to come in and the Vought Plant had to start having the Goodyear Plant start making them. They in turn changed the designation number. This is in fact a rarer plane not only due to that fact but also due to certain mechanical differences. One of the most obvious being the three bladed prop. It’s part of the Flying Texas Legends Collection.

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In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, 70-200VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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