Never let it be said that I don’t post a variety of material on this blog. Some of it is OK stuff, and some of it demonstrates that I am still on a photographic learning curve. This post falls into the latter category. 😕
Last Monday, members of the Camera Club were invited to take some photos of indoor model aircraft flying at a local Sports Hall. Thanks go to Mr Jan Bassett for arranging this opportunity. In the event, only a couple of club members turned up, but this did mean that there was plenty of room for photography.
With the benefit of hindsight, I understand what I did wrong on most of these images. Even if I had been ‘chimping’ between shots, I’m not sure whether the screen size would have prompted me to sort myself out during the session.
I expected to have to use flash, and this first image of a ‘quadcopter’ was taken using it. The result doesn’t show any major problems.
OK, the rotor blades are not turning backwards. I had my flash synch set incorrectly. I should have selected Slow Synch 2nd Curtain and the blur would have shown behind the rotor blades. My only excuse is that I was having enough problems getting the damn things in the frame and focussed, and I didn’t think about it. We are supposed to learn from our mistakes, so next time perhaps I will get it right.
Here is another one.
I’d like to think that I have learned, but my aged memory is short, so no promises.
I did take some of fixed wing models as well. I’m not sure whether I will post any of these, but at least they didn’t exhibit this problem.