My personal favorite photo outing is shooting air shows, or aviation in general. Photographing fast moving things, be they cars or planes, presents special challenges—shutter speeds, depth of field at distance, blur when you want it. These are a few shots I took of the MiG-17F flown by Randy Ball at the Central Texas Air Show last May. I used my Canon 40D with a Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3.
Does anybody have any tips or tricks they like to use when shooting fast movers?
With the exception of the portrait of the pilot, these were all taken in Shutter Priority mode at 1/800, ISO 400. F stops varied between f/9-11.
Also, I'm experimenting with Kinja's 970 x 546 crop. I'm not crazy about it.