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Advise on wife skydiving
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Aug 12, 2019 09:06:44   #
Lars Bogart Loc: Camano Isl., Wa., U.S.A.
 
Wife skydiving for her B - Day.
I will be on the ground taking photos as she is coming down.
Will be using my Nikon D5300 W/ Sigma 18:250 Lens.
Suggestion on Camera settings, please.
Assume bright sunlight ( we hope ).

Thanks in advance for your help.

Roy

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Aug 12, 2019 09:17:15   #
jackpinoh Loc: Oakwood, OH 45419
 
Set your camera to manual mode, fixed ISO. Before your wife boards the aircraft, set your exposure while pointing the camera at your wife and take a photo--check the result by reviewing the image on the back of the camera. Adjust the exposure until you are happy with the image. (If you are not in manual mode, the camera will automatically underexpose because the sky will dominate the exposure.)

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Aug 12, 2019 09:21:40   #
CWGordon
 
Great advice. The sky will fool a camera on automatic giving only silhouettes!

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Aug 12, 2019 09:22:11   #
Nalu Loc: Southern Arizona
 
A guess here, but probably like a dark bird against a bright sky. Probably plus 1 to 2 stops off the sky and fast enough to freeze the action. Not really that quick so 1/2000 should be more than enough. That's probably a reasonable place to start.

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Aug 12, 2019 09:29:41   #
Leo_B Loc: Houston suburb
 
Recording evidence for the committing hearing huh? :) Good luck to her.

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Aug 12, 2019 09:33:52   #
Mark Sturtevant Loc: Grand Blanc, MI
 
Position yourself around the landing area so the sun is at your back.

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Aug 12, 2019 09:36:05   #
BlueMorel Loc: Southwest Michigan
 
Don't stand where she lands!

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Aug 12, 2019 09:46:28   #
Lars Bogart Loc: Camano Isl., Wa., U.S.A.
 
Thank you.
Also, use SPOT METERING ??

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Aug 12, 2019 09:52:01   #
dsmeltz Loc: Philadelphia
 
Why are you not jumping with her so you can get shots on the way down?

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Aug 12, 2019 10:00:58   #
Lars Bogart Loc: Camano Isl., Wa., U.S.A.
 
Want to keep my Camera in one piece ( He, He. )
and me as well !!

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Aug 12, 2019 10:05:20   #
quixdraw Loc: American Free States -- Montana
 
Borrow, rent or buy a GoPro or similar for her to wear. Probably a one off experience, certainly a memorable one!

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Aug 12, 2019 10:29:28   #
dsmeltz Loc: Philadelphia
 
quixdraw wrote:
Borrow, rent or buy a GoPro or similar for her to wear. Probably a one off experience, certainly a memorable one!


Good idea!

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Aug 12, 2019 14:58:11   #
insman1132 Loc: Southwest Florida
 
Suggestion: Have a friend video it for you at the same time.

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Aug 12, 2019 17:50:14   #
CWGordon
 
A lot of great suggestions. I hope you will both enjoy her jump.

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Aug 12, 2019 17:53:12   #
Lars Bogart Loc: Camano Isl., Wa., U.S.A.
 
All Good Idea's !!



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