Q and A
Thanks to those followers who have emailed us directly asking various questions.
So after deliberating over a nice cold one we thought why not share some information with you and hopefully we can share some tips and tricks.
How do you define your photography style?
I guess out style develops over time. We all have different approaches to our aircraft photography which is great. Even after several years it would be safe to say that we are still honing our skills.
It’s always good to look back on your old photos as you can never stop learning
What sort of Kit do you carry around?
LOL, we tend to gang up on Mark he is Nikon unlike the rest of us which are staunch Canon users.
Both brands have their strengths and weaknesses but at the end of the day it comes down to the glass you use (lens) and of course you yourself knowing how to get the best out of your kit.
Lens quality is key. We shoot in various lighting and weather conditions, so the cheaper lenses tend to be poor in extreme conditions. You also need to have good zoom range and where possible good fstop ranges.
Typically we hit the airfields with Canon, Sigma and Tamron lenses ranging between 100-400mm, 150-600 and the odd 400mm fixed.
Some of use also pack good wide angle lenses. If you have a Canon then the cheap 10-18mm EFS lens is a great deal.
I notice some of your images have effects applied; do you use a lot of the filters in Lightroom or Photoshop?
This is where out styles come into play. Some of use just like the RAW straight from the camera, others like to build up stories and take the final image to the next level. We think this is what makes our website more interesting.
It's great we have mixed styles that way our site does not become an endless gallery of aircraft photos with lovely blue skies.
Thanks for all your questions and please keep them coming we will work to answer more each month.