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  1. Tennessee Landscape

    Tennessee Landscape TPF Noob!

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    I may have the opportunity to do some ariel photography...I'll be shooting from about 1500 to 2000 feet trying to capture property.

    Any suggestions on what type of lenses are used for these types of shot and at what focal length......

    What time of day wouldyou shoot these shos as well?
     
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    When I did it, I took a 70-300 lens and it proved far to big. I was a little higher than you, but I was also trying to get pictures of the whole city. For individual properties, i suppose that lens would work out good.

    Tips:
    1. Focus manually or use the AF-lock
    2. Go around noon when there are the least shadows.
    3. Go on a day with NO CLOUDS! A bunch of my shots were crap because shadows from clouds.
    4. Bring 2 lenses just in case.
    5. Have a backup camera if possible.
    6. Have fun and ask them if you can fly it on the way back. :)
     
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    Thanks, ....I was thinking that an overcast day would be good so there were no shadows, what do you think about that?
     
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    Get an aircraft with a high wing and take the door off (but buckle up really really tight).
     
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    sounds like good advice........
     
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    Personally, I would do it so much cheaper. RC airplane and smaller camera.

    I've seen some extremely stunning shots from RC airplanes. For the price of a few hours in a real airplane, you can have all the equipment needed.
     
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    ehhhh.... I've ended up with some really lack-luster images that way. I suggest early morning when the sun is still low in the sky. That will show more "texture" and make for a smoother ride.

    -Pete
     
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    I've seen some extremely stunnig shots... right here on TPF. Does AIRIC still come around?

    -Pete
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No longer that often... :(
     
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    I was advised that the lighting would be better on a sunny day.

    Oh and I shot through the glass the whole time. it wasnt that bad, just bring some windex to clean it first.
     
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    I am a professional aerial photgrapher. contact me if you need some help. Thanks.
     
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    you have to think about shadows (do it at 12:00pm, clear sky). take the wide angle lens (the widest). I would love to try a fish eye also ;)
     

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