Willie Creek Broome

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Every year when I head up to Broome my oldest son Xavier (3.5yrs) and I hop into the Willie Creek helicopter and go for a blast around the local area.  I have an amazing time taking the photos with him on my lap and he has a blast trying to touch all the buttons.

Fortunately, the pilots have infinite patience with him and they don’t seem to mind, until he presses the wrong button I guess.

I’ve managed to capture good aerial shots before but True North Mark passed on some great advice to me a few months ago when it came to settings so I tried them out and I was really happy with what I captured.  ‘Go high on the ISO son’ he said.

So I cranked the ISO up to 1000 and used TV priority of 1/1000th.  All my shots came out razor sharp!

Now an admission, my last post Lofty Heights wasn’t an aerial shot at all but a lump of salt beside the road.  That’s the great thing about photography, done right we can change people’s perceptions.




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  1. chloe June 11, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    awesome photo jamie

    • Jamie Paterson June 17, 2012 at 7:27 am #

      Hi Chloe.

      Thanks for that. I hope you’re feeling better today. 🙂


  2. Tim Wootton June 12, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    Great AERIAL shot Jamie, but you will burn in hell for your last post… HA hahahaha!

    • Jamie Paterson June 17, 2012 at 7:28 am #

      Thanks Tim. As for the last post its been sitting on the hard drive for 3yrs marked as a non usuable one, until I realised that it does actually look like an aerial shot.

  3. True North Mark June 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    Hi Jamie…yep nice image mate and glad I could help. I normally shoot at ISO 800 actually and I try to get to 1/2000th!

    • Jamie Paterson June 17, 2012 at 7:29 am #

      Thanks mate. I couldn’t push it that high on this particular day unfortunately.


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