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on Sep 27, 2017 in Field Reports

On that Low Theme

Avro 621 Tutor
captured by D5 / 24-70VR

While I don’t love to do it, but when there’s grass getting down low ain’t so bad (cause getting back up is a tad easier). The need to get low is great when you have a background like you do in the top frame! So going down low is really the only option. You can a hide a whole lot behind a plane when you go down.

Avro 621 Tutor
captured by D5 / 24-70VR

So just like with the American Golden Plover photo, how low to go really is controlled by the background itself. You can see here that I’m really in the grass. And in fact, to hide that building, I sent a tad off center to hide it. Here’s my trick for this shot. Once I get down, I don’t wanna keep moving around for images size. So what I do is set the 24-70VR to 24mm, look through the D5 and physically move until at 24mm, the plane fills the frame from wing tip to wing tip. That’s where I get down. Then I will take that shot and a series zooming into 50mm and then 70mm. It’s such a simple and effective technique you gotta put in your bag of tricks!