My dad was informed last week that a family friend is going to be skydiving for the opening of a new wine place in the area. He knows that I am into photography and said that I should go out and see if I can get some shots. I dont know what will come of this but I want to try and make this as smooth as possible. So....im totally clueless. I know what I want to get some shots at the airport of them loading up. They will make 2-3 jumps so I can get some shots of them loading for the first jump and then get shots of the 2nd and 3rd jumps. The first part is somewhat easy. On to the jumping. What do I need? Since there is a lot of action involved should I use the tripod? Should I find a point that I know they will pass and shoot it that way? Hand hold the camera? Should I take carefully focused shots of set the camera to action and click away and see what happens? BTW, Ive got a Nikon D50 with the kit 18-55 lens and a Sigma 70-300 telephoto/macro lens.