Depth of field plays a role in every photograph we take. When it comes to planes it will change the amount of detail you see in not only the subject but in the background. Sometimes having that extra depth is a good thing but other times it can be distracting to have all that extra information in the background pop out. When working with multiple aircraft you have to decide what your story is going to be and you want to tell it. Will you stop down and show all the detail of the planes or stay wide and blur them out? Decisions, decisions.
Yesterday’s Precon was a blast. We went to Stallion 51 in Kissimmee and Stallion holds a collection of mustangs by some really nice people. Not only were they kind enough to pull out their two planes, both called Crazy Horse, onto the tarmac for the students to shoot static but also they let everyone work with the models inside the hangar where they were being caretakers of three more mustangs.
Between the planes and the models, Marissa and Terra, there was lots to work with and lots to learn at Precon. Terra here was one of our models and she did a great job. She was dressed like Rossie the Riveter and with the great hangar light, planes in the background and her facial structure it was an easy shot. Something everyone was taught to utilize more was how to capture the shots with making it harder on themselves.
After months of waiting and preparing it’s time for Photoshop World! Having just flown in last night I am totally pumped to be back in Orlando for PSW. Right now there is no better way to start off the week then with the Precon. Every event I have been too in the past has had great Precons. Each one is different and each one yields different results. I truly cannot wait to see what happens at today’s Precon Photo Safari.
Nikon D3, 24-70 AF-S f/2.8, 70-200 VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film