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Afterburners lit



RAF 29 Squadron Typhoon getting airborne

RAF 29 Squadron Typhoon getting airborne
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fopnvphoto PRO
 
fopnvphoto December 01, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
fopnvphoto PRO
 
fopnvphoto December 01, 2015
THIS IS A GREAT PICTURE.
chrismorello
 
chrismorello December 08, 2015
Great capture with afterburner glow and wavy jetwash on the right wing! Almost looks like you got the shot while chasing the Typhoon! Congrats!
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alexandrudinulescu January 17, 2016
Oustanding !! Congrats !
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 February 06, 2016
Excellent!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb February 23, 2016
Congratulations on all your Awards!
rkrings2
 
rkrings2 April 07, 2016
Awesome capture! Congrats on all your Awards!
Witmar
 
Witmar April 13, 2017
great picture
MrJBond PRO+
 
MrJBond January 23, 2018
Magnificent clarity and detail
SteveCrampton PRO+
SteveCrampton January 24, 2018
Thank you

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Behind The Lens

Location
There are many airshows held in the UK over the summer months, featuring aircraft of all types and ages, from sleek, fast ,modern military jets to the string and fabric biplanes of days gone by. This RAF 29 squadron Eurofighter Typhoon was taken at the Farnborough airshow.
Time
Farnborough is primarily a trade show for the aviation industry and flying displays on trade days takes place after lunch, This was taken mid-afternoon.
Lighting
Being an outdoor event at the mercy of the vagaries of the British weather, airshows can be challenging for the photographer. You have to put up with whatever light you have at the time and take control of the camera's exposure. Leaving the camera on its auto settings can result in heavily under-exposed images if you're not careful due to the brightness of the sky compared to the subject.
Equipment
Due to the speed involved with fast military jets and the need to react quickly to sharp turns and aerobatics, all my aviation photography is done hand-held using my trusty Canon EOS 7D and 100-400L zoom. The 100-400 is the ideal lens for airshow photography as it allows you to cover everything from small, individual aircraft to the formations of the display teams without having to swap lenses in the middle of a routine.
Inspiration
Aircraft have been a favourite subject for many years - ever since I got my first proper camera as a teenager. Capturing in a photograph, the full power of fast military jets is something I like to try to do.
Editing
I tend not to do a lot of post-processing of images, just a little sharpening, contrast and colour adjustment when processing the raw images.
In my camera bag
I've been a Canon user since getting my first SLR in 1986 so there's always a Canon body and selection of lenses in the bag. Currently, I'm using a 7D body with Canon 100-400L IS USM lens for aviation and wildlife. There're a selection of other lenses, canon and Sigma and always lots of memory cards.
Feedback
Practice, practice, practice. Learn techniques like panning, particularly with slower shutter speeds needed to get blur on propellers. Learn how to override the camera's exposure settings for flying shots - the camera's meter can be fooled by the brightness of the sky if it forms quite a large part of the photo frame. Keep an eye on your surroundings at airshow - there's nothing worse than taking that great shot of the red arrows, synchro pair crossing, only to find out that as you've been panning along, you pressed the shutter release just as they went behind the public address speakers that have been inconveniently placed at head height!

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