Aerial Photography Wiki

ed obrien with aerial photo briefing (online)


Ladies and Gentlemen of the Blacksheep;
At last last night's squadron meeting I gave a presentation and review
of our aerial photos from the Gp 1 SAREX. My feeling is that most
items could be cleared up by doing the following:
1. Better target briefings and using photos from preceding waves to
brief follow on sorties - Crews will achieve ever superior pictures.
2. KNOW YOUR CAMERA. Lots of practice with your equipment. HINT: Shoot
from a moving car (not while driving of course) Shoot in all light
conditions. Look at your work and evaluate
your work.
3. The most megapixels for the money plus The best lens for the money
= better pictures (don't waste money on features or gadgets you never
use)
4. Take more pictures on each photo run.
5. Develop a 6th sense about the your gear and what might resolve a
target location or issue. To that point look all the way at the bottom
of this message and see if you can find where the
airplane might have gone down near WestCliff, CO? This is
information which can't be briefed but you should know it when you see
it.
However, some people were worried that their gear is sub-par. Here's a
list of good quality digital camera for $80-$500.
http://www.camera-price.net/detail/p_B0035FZJKI/-Canon-PowerShot-SD1300-IS-12.1-MP-Digital-Camera-with-4x-Wide-Angle-Optical-Image-Stabilized-Zoom-and-2.7-Inch-LCD-Silver-.html http://www.camera-price.net/detail/p_B0041RSPR8/-Canon-SX30IS-14.1MP-Digital-Camera-with-35x-Wide-Angle-Optical-Image-Stabilized-Zoom-and-2.7-Inch-Wide-LCD-.html
http://www.camera-price.net/detail/p_B0035FZJJ4/-Canon-PowerShot-SD1400IS-14.1-MP-Digital-Camera-with-4x-Wide-Angle-Optical-Image-Stabilized-Zoom-and-2.7-Inch-LCD-Black-.html
http://www.camera-price.net/detail/p_B0034XIL60/-Nikon-Coolpix-L22-12.0MP-Digital-Camera-with-3.6x-Optical-Zoom-and-3.0-Inch-LCD-Red-primary-.html
http://www.camera-price.net/detail/p_B001XURPQS/-Canon-EOS-Rebel-T1i-15.1-MP-CMOS-Digital-SLR-Camera-with-3-Inch-LCD-and-EF-S-18-55mm-f-3.5-5.6-IS-Lens-.html
http://www.camera-price.net/detail/p_B004J3V90Y/-Canon-EOS-Rebel-T3i-18-MP-CMOS-Digital-SLR-Camera-and-DIGIC-4-Imaging-with-EF-S-18-55mm-f-3.5-5.6-IS-Lens-.html
There are many more varieties to choose from. If you optimize your
facility in the aircraft and know your gear, you will do better. This
project is about applying brain power not throwing money at it.
THERE WILL BE A COKE CAN SHOOT EXERCISE AT CENTENNIAL AIRPORT IN THE
DENVER JET PARKING LOT ON EITHER MAY 14 or May 15 (TBD) from Noon-4PM.
I will let you know next week of the exact date.
With regards; ED OBRIEN

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