Scale Aviator International Magazine Issue 3 - Page 77

Figure 5. Here I pose in front of where the wing of my biplane will be, or should be if it were full-size and actually resting here just behind me! your mark. Try to look convincing and proud. ( Make sure your fly is zipped! ). 3) Also, make note of what angle the camera is to the horizontal. Is it level, or is it aiming slightly down, or up? In Figure-4 my camera was aiming Up to this point, your imagination has slightly up, about 1-degree, and in Figure-5, it was played a large part in this exercise, but at this point aiming the same. we also need to get really technical. It is critically Figure 6- Illustration-A shows the side view of the important to collect several key bits of information. camera, make a note how it is aiming relative to the These will be used in the 2nd phase of the project. horizontal. Illustration-B shows the top view of the camera, make a note of what compass-heading it 1) You need to use the compass to record what is aiming. Do this for each photo you take. direction your camera is pointing. For example, in Figure- 5 my camera was pointing 328-degrees OK, last item to make note of, is the time of NNW. In Figure-4 it was pointing 10-degrees N. 4) day. In Figure-4 it was 2:44 PM, and in Figure-4 it ( The WHYS of all this will be revealed later, so was 3:06 PM. just trust me for now..) This need not be a major project unto itself, 2) At the same time, you need to record how just as long as you write all this information down high your camera is above the ground; in most at the time of the photos. See Figure-6 to get a cases this would be approx. 6-feet, or the average gander at the notes I took for these photos. height of the photographer’s eye-line. 77