Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Pic(k) of the week 33: TIGERCAT F7F-3 AIRSHOW PHOTOGRAPHY

The first airshow I shot with the new Fujifilm X-T2 camera, was the 2016 edition of the Planes of Fame airshow in Chino, CA... Although the pre-production camera was not even close to its final firmware version at the time, there was no doubt that this little baby would rock when it comes to Airshow Photography. 

On the topic of this very specific kind of action photography, the great guy(s) of FUJILOVE, have published a 23 page article of mine, where I explain the ins and outs of Airshow photography. Please make sure that you pick up your copy of the e-magazine here!

One of the things I explain in detail, is how photographing propellor planes, can be very challenging; especially with the longer glass like the great XF 100-400 super telephoto. 

Back to my Pic(k) of the week. The image below of a Grumman Tigercat F7F-3; a twin engined WWII era fighter, was made during a high speed (more than 700km/h) pass. It was the first time I saw a Tigercat flying. Quite a sight and what a great sound these two R2800 radial engines make.

Planes of Fame airshow 2016, Chino, CA

IMAGE DETAILS:
Fujifilm X-T2 (pre-production) with XF 100-400 super telephoto lens
ISO 200, f13, 1/400s, 153mm
RAW file development in Lightroom CC
Nik ColorEfex pro with Pro Contrast filter


Towards the end of the month, I will publish part 3 in the series: FUJIFILM GOES FLYING. While part 1 dealt with Air to Air photography and Part 2 was all about Aerial images. The last one will be about guess what... Airshow Photography.


Till then, happy shooting,





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