On location Jet set-up
1 Sturdy tripod
Your camera needs to be fixed to a tripod throughout so that everything is captured from the same angle – this’ll make it much easier to piece images together.
2 Cable release
A cable release is handy as pressing the shutter button on the camera body can disturb the position. It also makes things more convenient, as you can grab a seat.
3 Mutiple shots
Take several shots of each aircraft as it travels through the frame. This’ll give you more options when it comes to building the composite image. The more images, the better.
4 Key settings
Shoot in aperture-priority mode, with an aperture of f/8 or higher to keep everything sharp (but watch that the shutter speed doesn’t dip below 1/200 sec).