Shuttle Launch Tips..

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  1. TelekinesisKeith

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    I'm going to a launching tonight and was looking for some tips to getting amazing pictures.
     
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    I don't have any tips, but that should be pretty cool. I can't wait to see them.
     
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    TRIPOD!!

    I've never been to a shuttle launch before, so I don't have any direct experience with it.

    It's going to be at night? To me, a long exposure (tripod, of course) with a wide enough lens to capture it all (in portrait orientation) would be pretty cool.
    I would probably do that, and with another body with a longer lens try to get some closer, more detailed shots. That might be pretty hard to do if it's going to be dark though.
     
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    How close will you be?

    The long exposure thing might not work as well if you're really close.

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    If you're going to be close, some shots of when the engines fire up would be pretty cool too.

    Make sure you post the results! :)
     
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    I wont be right up close, but it should mostly be visible, they are pretty huge
     
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    I'll post all I get tomorrow.
     
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    I searched "shuttle launch" in google images. Browse through that for ideas.

    This one is what I had in mind with the long exposure. (Although I would have shot it in portrait orientation, but then again - I shoot most things in portrait orientation.)

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    I had imagined it going more or less straight up. I don't think portrait would have worked for that one.
     

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