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Shooting a Model Aircraft Show is harder than the real thing!

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Model aircraft still fly very fast, but are much smaller and fly a lot lower than their full-size cousins.  I had never tried to do this before and I was just getting used to my Canon 7DMkII and 100-400MkII, but the opportunity to see a show near my home in Victoria, BC was too good to pass up, especially since my camera group was offered VIP seating near the end of the runway.

 

Being somewhat constrained to one point the aircraft tended to fly by in a similar position.

 

People came from far and wide to display their eclctic range of models, the sizes of which varied from about 1.5m (5ft) to up to 4m (13ft) and they were amazingly well constructed and detailed.

 

Here is the link to a few of the photos: Model Aircraft Display - it is shared from my Onedrive location.  If you click on the first image you can get the option to see a slide show, during which, if you move your mouse you will see the aircraft description.

"All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy
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Re: Shooting a Model Aircraft Show is harder than the real thing!

Hi, Tronhard!

Photographing model aircraft can certainly be a challenge, and judging by the results at the link that you shared, it's a challenge you're up to!

 

We'd love to see some of those photos right here in this thread, so feel free to add them in a reply. You can also edit your original post to include images.  When composing or editing your message, click the "Insert/Edit Image" icon at the top of the text box. It's near the center and it's a square with a pair of mountain peaks in it. You'll get instructions from there.

That's all there is to it. We look forward to seeing what you share!

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Re: Shooting a Model Aircraft Show is harder than the real thing!

Hi Danny:

 

thank you for the adviice.  I had opted for the link because I had so many images to show and didn't want to pollute the site.  I will defintiely use the download photo option for only a few shots.  Thanks again!

"All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy
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Re: Shooting a Model Aircraft Show is harder than the real thing!

Canada BC Victoria  RC Model Boeing-Stearman Model 75-1 LR.jpg

 

Gory Details: Canon 7D MkII, ISO 200, F9, 1/500sec, 4000mm

 

"All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy
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