If you enjoy aviation, you


If you enjoy aviation, you are 90% there. I found that the best piece of equipment is a good fluid head tripod. You can get practice following planes at a local airport. Shooting an airshow is challenging because of crowds and lighting angles. Give the plane plenty of space in the framing so that you can react to rapid changes in the flight path. If your camera has auto-focus, set it to manual focus. For editing, let the plane fly out of frame, re-frame wider or tighter for the next shot. This gives you a nice and easy “shooting for edit” style. Shoot the crowd looking up and following action for “B” roll. If you get an Airshow Program, you can get a still shot of each performer’s page. Use this as a lead-in between the different acts. If you really enjoy aviation, this would be a fun project.

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