Aerial Photography Photo Critique
Mendenhall Glacier Aerial
by Linda Yee
Category: Aerial Photography
Canon Digital Rebel XS
Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
Exposure time: 1/400 ,
Description: Trying to capture the colors and grandeur of the glaciers and icefields near Juneau, see all >
Trying to capture the colors and grandeur of the glaciers and icefields near Juneau, Alaska. This was done from a tour helicopter and was my first attempt at aerial photography, but definitely not my last.
Subject of photo
Composition & Perspective
Use of camera, exposure & speed
Color & Lighting
Depth of field
Any time you can get to Alaska and shoot glaciers do it.
Just a little bit static. The middle of the photo needs to be a little more dynamic.
Everything looks sharp. F/8 over a long distance is the sweet spot on the lens.
ISO 400 is a good point to start. At the f/8 I imagine you were around 1250 shutter speed. That should stop the inherent vibrations in the chopper.
You were a slave to mid day sun because of the tour you were on. If you could see this early or late day you would have a different appreciation for the shot.
Great. You have everythin in focus
Nice overall shot. Not hard to imagine there are tens of thousands just like it.
How to improve your photo
I will mention three things that I think are important. The first is out of your control but try and get there early or late. Completely different. I think you would be astounded what happens in the twilight hour or the minutes just after sunrise.
Have someone hat is proficient in photoshop work on the file. I would like some more sharpness and contrast in the mountains and some better and cleaner whites in the snow.
This type of shot lends itself to a Panorama format. It would be nice to see what was on the left and right and had stitched that into the photo.
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