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D Thompson
08-25-2005, 10:28 PM
Anybody got any tips on shooting hot air balloons? There is supposed to be a balloon glow Friday night with the race on Saturday morning. Hopefully the weather will hold out. I'll be using my 20D with either the 18-55 or the 50 f1.8, possibly also the 85 f1.8 on some shots. Thanks.

Dennis

Clyde
08-25-2005, 11:37 PM
Anybody got any tips on shooting hot air balloons?

Dennis

Use a decent tele lens. You want to be relatively far away... After you shoot them, they fall out of the sky.

Clyde

Anosaa
09-29-2005, 03:29 PM
There's no better way to shoot a balloon than from another balloon. If you shoot from above it takes away the sillouette variable and gives you plenty of beautiful options for for backround. There are some excellent examples of this posted on http://www.balloonrides.aero