posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 07:08 AM
Photography is a hobby for me. Having once missed a great shot when I was between cameras, I now carry it with me everywhere.
In regard to taking UFO photos, while I've never been so fortunate, what I have done is practice taking stills and video of known conventional
aircraft. If you practice this a bit, you'll get more adept at quickly locating it in the viewfinder, tracking it, especially with high zoom.
Also, with sites like www.heavens-above.com, you can find out when known satellites/ISS, etc. are going to flyover. These are consistent-velocity
satellites, and are great for fine-tuning your nighttime settings on a moving brightly-lit object.
I keep the camera in a (hopefully) me-proof Pelican box (cheap, strong and weatherproof) as well as an extra charged battery, lenses/filters and .....
very important..... extra memory cards.
Readiness is all
Thanks much for all the great tips. Excellent thread.
[edit to add the satellite stuff]
[edit on 19-6-2008 by argentus]