Aerial Photography with Crepuscular Rays

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This aerial photograph was taken from an airplane flying over Cape Town. It was a nice clear day. Thanks to photoshop the photos look wonderful. This photos were taken while landing at Cape Town International Airport coming from Lanseria Airport in South Africa.

When shooting aerial photos the shutterspeed always need to be high to compensate for the movement and shake of the airplane, especially when landing or taking off. Using a shutterspeed of 10 times the focal length will usually ensure a sharp image. It is okay to use a big aperture but a smaller aperture will help with image sharpness. It is important to find the balance between increasing the ISO and increasing the aperture to improve sharpness and quality of the photo. Some form of stabilisation also helps a lot. It is very important not to rest your camera or lens on any part of the airplane as this will cause much more vibration.

These photo was taken in July 2014 with a Canon 5D MkIII and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM.

Camera Settings: f/8.0, 1/400 seconds and ISO 500

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Uploaded: Mar 19, 2016

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