08-17-2018 05:18 PM
We learn how to do it & practice until we get decent at it before introducing more difficult conditions. As conditions go down hill so does the keeper rate. On 1 forum I belong to a very skilled aviation photographer in Australia is happy with a 1% keeper rate but the photos he puts on line are exceptional.
08-17-2018 05:59 PM - edited 08-17-2018 06:00 PM
You do realize cicopo is shooting model RC airplanes and not full size airplanes? RC is extremely difficult to do as well as he does it. Plus he has a lot better "L" lens.
08-17-2018 07:07 PM
I shoot both types & have a full scale air show coming up in 3 or 4 weeks. R/C is much harder but gives me a lot more practice. I can use higher shutter speeds with the R/C engines but they are also much closer so my panning skills need to be very smooth. Either way practice has a lot to do with results. Better lenses are always a good thing but knowing what settings to use is still very important & I've done full scale with very good results with a consumer grade superzoom. This is from the original 7D & Tamron 18-270. I used 1/320 sec for these. The first one of Skip Stewart was shot with the sun almost directly behind & slightly above him.