04-20-2019 03:13 PM
Thanks for your suggestion: I’ll check the course out.
DSLRs are a bit overwhelming and while I’ve become familiar enough with the different Canon cameras I have, every once in a while I’m at a loss to explain the unexpected. These cameras have so many more options to get the great photo! I love it!
Engine fire? At 250’ on takeoff? Every pilot’s nightmare! Obviously it was handled correctly — you’re here! — but that’s a very traumatic experience for any pilot, no matter how long you’ve been at it. I’ve had a few moments that have given me pause to consider if I really wanted to do this for a living: had the oil line rupture at 480’ AGL on takeoff from Ft. Yukon, AK flying a fully-loaded single-engine aircraft; three months later, I had an electrical fire while IMC, carrying a patient on a medevac, much too early on a frigid winter’s night. You keep your wits about you while thinking how to make it through the problem, and once you’re on the ground, that’s the time for the knees to get wobbly and feel a bit uncertain about your choice of occupation.
Again, thanks for your suggestion.
04-20-2019 10:26 PM
Wrote back a long note and took too long and disappeared.
You have many opportunites to find a source that suits you to learn it all. You'll get it, keep your enthusiasm. Can be overwhelming, but so is flying.
Surely youll be a pro in no time.
I thank God for ppl like you with neves of steel.
04-22-2019 01:39 PM - edited 04-22-2019 02:13 PM
Nerves of steel; knees of jelly.
Thanks for the encouragement: last night was a disaster, photographically speaking.
04-23-2019 12:37 PM
May I offer a suggestion that is really helping me? Im real new at th is too, on my 2nd dslr.
CreateLive has classes on almost every camera out there. John Greengo (Canon photographer/ instructor, also work/s/ed for Canon) is excellent at going thru EVERY setting on your camera and explaining in detail each function. He offers different scenarios/ different conditions and how to maneuver the settings on the go. Once I knew what the settings did and how to work it, my stress level decreased, esp when out on an excursion (of sorts) or events you want to catch, and your under pressure to get it right.
Its like learning CPR every yr, once you know it, and practice it, becomes automatic without needing to stop and think...get more stressed and start messing up etc....Surely we have all been there.
If you can handle the kind of stress of engine failure during a transport flight, you WILL get this. Those disasters will make you better at it b.c now you will investigate what it was that went haywire. (we're stil talking photos not flight) lol we hope anyway.
I did transports for a month. I was not the pilot, but the caregiver. That alone is stressful, esp if patient not stable. You had engine/ electric issues on top of an already stressful situation. All I can say is....Nerves of steel....Nobody sees the jelly knees or the knots in your stomach (lucky for us)
05-08-2019 10:25 AM
I’m Saurabh. I’m 27 years old, and I’m a native Indian. I work as an SEO Consultant in an IT firm and a Part-time blogger
I’m happy to be here at Canon Community,
05-09-2019 01:55 PM
My name is Shane, I live in Las Vegas, and I have a Canon Rebel XTi that I've had for years. My primary interest is nature photography.
I'm looking forward to learning from everyone here.