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User currently offlineBrainStorm123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

Hello,

I am a beginner aviation photographer and want to know what you think about the 5 pictures below.

Should I go on with taking aviation photo's? or do you think I better can search for a new hobby Smile

Regards,

Jeffrey van Beek


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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

I think your pics look great. Why get a new hobby when you can take photos like this? Keep up the good work.  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4002 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

I agree with Thom@s, you certainly have an eye for this. BTW, what type of film are you using ?

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

The important question here is: Do you like this hobby?

If so, just keep shoting and don't bother if the others like your photos or not. On the top of your priorities is you, don't change your ability just to make others more happy.

Don't take this comment in the bad way, I like your photos and I wish you keep that feel to shot planes.

Luis, Faro, Portugal


User currently offlineSkyliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 204 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

Pictures look fine! Key thing is that you enjoy what you're doing.
George


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

May I know, what equipment you use (camera, film, scanner)?

And if I can give you an advice for better pics, even if I already like the ones you posted: pray for better weather  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

It seem, as if AMS has weather-wise the same problems as ZRH  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Regards
Gerardo



dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
User currently offlineBrainStorm123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

Hi there,

Thanks for the comments, Ok ok I will back with some new pictures online very soon.

The equipment I use is:

The camera: A Pentax Z-20 body with 2 lenses
named: - Sigma AF 70-300 mm 1:4 ft 5.6 Apo macro lens with sun cap.
- Pentax SMC AF 28-80 mm 1:3.5- 4.7 lens

The second camera I use is a:

Minolta AF 5000 body (10 years old) with 2 lenses
named: Minolta AF zoom 100-300 mm 1:4.5 (32) 5.6
Minolta AF 50 mm 1:1.7 (22) lens

The flatbed scanner I use is a Hewlett Packerd 5370 C
with a negative adapter.

I have also a Minolta quickscan 35 plus (filmscanner) for the photo slides/or negatives.

And bought new a week ago a Digital camera:

Nikon coolpix 990 (3.34 million pixels).

The most films I use are Kodak gold 400,200,100
depends about the wetter.

EHAM is most not that great wetter so the most I use is Kodak gold 200 (not so fast film) for the best light's.

what can I tell you more.

I think that's it.

Let me know what you think  Smile

Best regards,

Jeffrey - The Netherlands (eham)


User currently offlineBrainStorm123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1031 times:

oops I ment AMS how stupid can I be  Smile

User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1000 times:
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Hi Jeffery

I would carry on with the aviation photos as they are good  Smile

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineBrainStorm123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 998 times:

Thanks Granite,

And I will Today I am going to AMS runway 01L/19R to shoot a couple of airlines.

So you will see some new pictures very soon I guess.

Best regards,

Jeffrey - AMS - Netherlands

 Smile


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 991 times:

I know I am looking forward to seeing your pictures. Hope they turn out as good as the ones you already have.

Good spotting.  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 972 times:

Which scanner did you use for the pictures, you posted on your mail? And were this prints or slides?

Regards
Gerardo



dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
User currently offlineBrainStorm123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 969 times:

Hi gerardo,

I am currently use a Fimscanner /Slides
named Minolta Quickscanner 35 mm Plus for positive/negative slides colour or B+W (black-white)

But the pictures here in this database are scanned with my HP 5370 C with negative adapter flatbed scanner.

With best regards,

Jeffrey - AMS- Netherlands


User currently offlineBrainStorm123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 11 hours ago) and read 947 times:

Hi there,

I have sended 25 pictures to A.net

and they all rejected  Crying and they are of better
quality then .the pictures above.

I don't get it anymore.........

I have scanned them with a filmscanner Minolta Quickscan 35 mm and they are the same size
as the above pictures.

Suggestions are welcome

Regards,

Jeffrey van beek -AMS - netherlands


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 946 times:

I guess the standard quality is still rising. The pictures accepted a month or so ago, are no longer good enough. And I'm afraid it will continue that way untill only professional photographers with professional equipment (sp?) can get pictures worthy of being added here. I know it sounds harsh, but I guess it is the only way to reduce the number of photos added. The more photos that are added, the higher the standard for quality gets. (Or something like that.)

Too bad your pictures were not added. Was it due to lack of quality after the scanning process? If it was, keep scanning them over until you get better results, and re upload them. (If you have the time to do so.)

Regards
Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 944 times:

Don't lose heart. The pics you posted above are very good (although the 2 at the bottom are actually enhanced a bit because of the ground reflections, in my opinion).

I suggest that, while you are figuring out what Johan likes and doesn't like, you only upload maybe 5 or 10 pics at a time. That way, if they are rejected, you didn't loose a whole day's work. Once I uploaded nearly 100 pics in a single day, and had all but a few rejected. Very frustrating  Pissed

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Photo © Jeffrey van Beek


By the way, you didn't post this shot, which content-wise is really excellent, although the quality of the scan is borderline. The pics up above are much better, quality wise.

One of the most difficult things to figure out in scanning pictures is how much sharpening can you do before things look jagged or grainy. You also have to take into account what kind of screen Johan uses - I think he probably has a better, clearer screen than I do, becasue I was sometimes puzzled when he sent back shots saying they were blurry, while I couldn't get it any better on my screen.

Keep trying - you seem to have good insticts for this.

Cheers,

Charles


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