Some of my picks from the Air Show @ Luke AFB

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  1. boomer

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    Let me know what you think. this was my first time taking pictures like these. Was also wishing i had a nice 70-300 lens or something.

    Here's the whole set:
    Air Show at Luke AFB 09



    A few picks:
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    Very nice :) I see you went on Sunday, I was there on Saturday and the F-22 had some issues and had to land before the heritage flight...

    I do have a 75-300mm lens, and they aren't quite enough for many of the shots. I at least wish I had a 400mm. There was a guy standing next to me with a 200-400 with a teleconverter, I wish I could have seen some of his shots!

    My only tips would be to generally not shoot into the sun. And when your taking photos of prop planes, using a slow shutter would make it look nicer. When you take the photo with a quick shutter you freeze the propeller and it looks unnatural.

    On #4 though I think what you did was just fine, when you use a slow shutter you would naturally have to pan with the aircraft, but with the tail in the shot it wouldn't look as good that way.
     
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    In my opinion the airplane is too small. There's too much sky. Crop it!
     
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    Thank you for the tips! all very true! the first few shots i took were coming out a little blurry, so i upped my shutter speed without thinking about the prop planes. i will try that for sure next time.

    How was the wind on Saturday? My camera was COVERED in dust by the time i left on Sunday :(

    I do agree to an extent and almost all my pictures have been cropped already. i was just worried about them looking too pixelated if i kept going with the cropping. i was only using a 24-120 VR lens :meh:
     
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    Wind was fine on Saturday, but we missed some of the displays. I didn't see a jump team or the C-17. And the F-22 had whatever problem like I said before and didn't fly with the heritage flight.
     

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