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.
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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