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Your Favourite Photographer(s) Of 2003  
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5265 times:

Well the end of 2003 is fast approaching and I think it has been the best year yet for aviation photography with the introduction of new cameras, lenses, aircraft, airlines, angles, photographers etc.

Main reason for this post, as the topic suggests is for you to name your favourite photograher(s) of the year.

For me, its tough so many good shots out there this year and a wide range of photographers all producing cracking stuff.

My votes go to :-

Janne Laukkonen

TZ Aviation

Jan Mogren

Derek Pedley

Joe Pries

Wietse De Graaf

Alexander Jonsson

Tim De Groot

Philippe Noret

Peter Unmuth

Luis Rosa

Tomás Coelho

There are of course many other photographers who's work I enjoy and many shots I have liked over the year but I can't name everyone Big grin

So, go ahead tell us all what photographer(s) you have enjoyed over the past year or what shots you have liked over the past 12 months.

All the best for 2004

Ben Pritchard

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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3131 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5191 times:
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Today's photographers are producing lots of great images but I find that I most often open up photos taken in the 1970s, '80s, and '90s. Guess I'm just nostalgic... I love the photos by people like Howard Chaloner, Air Nikon,
Eduard Marmet, Johan Ljungdahl, George Hamlin, Peter de Groot. If I had to pick a photographer whose photos I most often enlarge it would probably be
Frank Duarte. Here's a little sample of his stuff...


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User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5186 times:

1. Andrew Hunt
2. Wietse De Graaf
3. Jay Piboontum
4. Vasco Garcia
5. Art Brett
6. Carlos Borda
7. Konstantin von Wedelstaedt
8. Ben Pritchard
9. Clovis
10. Sam Chui

Best newcomer to A.net-
Ryan C. Umphrey.

These guys are so consistent it is sickening  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Some of their photos to me are labeled nothing short of 'amazing.' The clarity of the shots, the angle of the shots etc are all superb. Great job guys.



Go big or go home
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5186 times:

Hi,

I would say Ben Pritchard LOL but accusations could be made...  Big grin

I am inspired by some of your shots and you have a Canon D30 which I am getting used to using (Properly or at least attempting to) at the moment.

Also these other photographers:

T Silgrim

Paul Dopson

Derek Pedley

Justin Wood  Big grin Big grin (Wanders if anyone will notice  Innocent)

There are many others who's work I enjoy looking at as well but these few stuck out the most for me.

Regards,

Justin  Big thumbs up



User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5166 times:

There have been some fantastic shots uploaded on this site over the past year. My favourites have to be:

1. Luis Rosa:
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2. Bailey:
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3. TripIET:
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4. Derek Pedley:
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5. Ben Pritchard:
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DC-10


User currently offlineBrubiac From Bouvet Island, joined Nov 2003, 217 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5155 times:

Sven de Bevere: he does always something special with the photo. Even in heavy fog and darkness. Good comment with the photos


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Serge Bailleul: photo always with a great angel, no side-on shots. Good comment with the photos




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Konstantin von Wedelstaedt: nice photos from FRA. Even early in the morning  Big grin



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BRU a small airport in a big world.
User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2181 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5093 times:

Hey Guys,

Mine would have to be:

Ben Prichard
Weiste De Graf
Konstantin von Wedelstaedt
Derek Pedley
Colin K Wok (typo?? sorry!)
Bailey
Luis Rosa
That resident FNC spotter lol

Henry


User currently offlineTZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2003, 1085 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5095 times:
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Great idea Ben.

I am always consistently impressed by seeing people get better and better. Ben Pritchard is absolutely the best in this regard. He has learnt so fast, and now almost everything he shoots is technically perfect. He is also one of the guys without airside access, and for them getting that "great" shot is always that bit harder.

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Of all those people with airside access, Sven De Bevere has a genuinely artistic eye and his stuff is stunning. Martin Rosenkranz is somebody I haven't seen mentioned often. His stuff is top-rate:

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The one person I try to emulate is Peter Unmuth. He's lucky to travel so much, but he doesn't waste that luck - somehow, no matter what the circumstance and no matter what the weather, he produces first-class material. That consistency, with so many images, is amazing.

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So many other people are brilliant - to mention just one, Andy Martin's desert trips and his older stuff is lovely.

Tamsin



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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 days ago) and read 5027 times:

Oh man, where to start?

Art Brett owns. Maybe a bias, but a wonderful photographer and friend. getting his 2000th shot with an outrageous picture and jsut rockin the scene.

Sven De Bevere....having perhaps the most crisp and perfect shots everytime. Amazing. Easily in my top 3 of all time.

Ryan C. Umphrey. Look through a list of thumbnails and you cna ALWAYS tell which ones are his. PERFECT, and I mean PERFECT use of saturation and lighitng with interesting framing and balance of color. Hsi shots make me want to lick the scree and taste the paint!

Luis Rosa, Ben Pritchard, Derek Pedley, Weitse, Colin Work, Vasco Garcia, Gary Watt, Peter Umuth, Joe Pries and Rudy Chiarello are other guys that either exploded or maitnained their awesome levle of skill this year. Outrageous stuff.

A good year for aviation photography.

Thank you guys!



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlinePH-OTO From Netherlands, joined Mar 2002, 434 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 days ago) and read 5021 times:


Everyone who uploads his pics here is my favourite.
All those guys and girls whose photos make me say "wow" almost every day when I open the recent uploads. And that for years now!
My personal favourites are aware of my admiration for their work.

Martin Boschhuizen



Look very closely between the lines of this message, and you will see the captain beating up the jumpseater
User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 days ago) and read 5013 times:

Oh thanks Ben, never expected to see my name on that list.
I am glad you like my shots, in fact I like yours a lot too.
One reason could be that we take shots from similar angles,
but you have some extra bonus living in London with all that interesting stuff  Big grin

Here are some of the photographers which I think have done a great job this year:
Jan Mogren
Sven De Bevere
Philippe Noret
Ben Pritchard
Wietse De Graaf
Luis Rosa
Sam Chui

Alex



User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4998 times:

well here goes.. I am sure to forget some, but I will repost those names when they come up to me  Big grin

Sven de Bevere: Very nice guy who I enjoyed shooting with here at AMS.

Sam Chui: Great shots from all over the world and I am sorry I missed him at the Frankfurt convention.

Joe Pries: Too bad for us he moved to Charlotte, but I am sure we keep seeing great stuff from him.

Jan Mogren: The king of quality over quantity... everything he uploads is great work.

Ben Pritchard: Have fun talking to him on MSN, he has great pics on this site.

Tom Turner: Those great low sun climbout shots

Vasco Garcia: Getting every bit of resolution out of that beast of his. Too bad I missed you when you came to AMS.

Konstantin von Wedelstaedt: Great pics and I hope to meet him one day.

Tim de Groot: Not my kind of photography, but the way his shots are constantly full frame is just amazing.

As I said, there are many other great photographers on this site, but there are too many to remember.

Wietse

PS. Thanks to everyone who has put me on their lists.




[Edited 2003-12-16 23:47:54]


Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineKC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4951 times:

Well, being I'm a helicopter guy I'm voting in a totally different genre...but here we go:
Markus Herzig & his son Adrian:
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Tony Zeljeznjak:
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Mervelet Jérôme:
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User currently offlineEGBB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4862 times:

Firstly many thanks to everyone who mentioned my name.

I have to agree with many of the names put forward above but the one person who I feel deserves a nomination, above all others, is Colin Work who, apart from some excellent pictures, is the one person who has helped me and I would imagine many, many others with his expert advice and support on this forum thoughout the year.

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Derek


User currently offlineAirportugal From Portugal, joined Nov 1999, 139 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4812 times:

Well, for me this year revelation were Tomás Coelho and Martin Rosenkranz. Tomás is a great photographer and a good friend of mine. I had the pleasure to meet him at Evora and was stunned by his professional attitude towards photographing airplanes.

As for the rest of the photographers, Luis Rosa, Sven de Bevere, Andrew Hunt, Derek Pedley, Joe Pries, Vasco Garcia (whose photo composition skills inspire me to always try something new), Bailey and the Mogren brothers were the best of 2003.

In the end, all the photographers who made it into this site in 2003 should be mention. Every photo has it admirer. Lets wait and see what 2004 produce. Big grin

Luis G


User currently offlineFlyingColors From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 73 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4715 times:

Where to start??

Art Brett
Andy Martin
Tom Turner
Joe Pries
Sam Chui
Ben Wang
Jin

Mike



Moon chaser!
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4690 times:

Ben Pritchard
Sam Chui
Derek Pedley
Luis Rosa

-Stephen


User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4617 times:

Oh I forgot to mention one of my really favourites, how could I forget;

Florian Kondziela

Alex


User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 days ago) and read 4602 times:

This is a good one.....I remember about 4 years ago Thomas Millard started a similar topic....back then a lot of photographers were still here who are here anymore.

I am glad to see that my name poped up here and there. Big grin

Since you narrowed it down to 2003 I would say these are mine:

- Bailey has shown us some amazing stuff from the air
- Sven de B. always a pleasure to look at his creations
- the AMS boys take nice pictures too (p.s. Wietse, I"ll be back next year for another ramp tour) Big grin
- crooked eye inflight Joe Pries...it was good to see him again at the FRA convention
- Jan Mogren
- Colin K. Work.......the master of convertors
- Rudy C. from Boston
- and of course Mark Garfinkel........even though he has not uploaded that much this year.

The list could go on and on.......maybe we should ask who is your favorite photographer at the following airports____________________

Vasco G.






User currently offlineKereru From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 873 posts, RR: 45
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 days ago) and read 4582 times:

Hmmm I don't see my name here anywhere?  Wow!

Sorry I can't list my favorites.
1. The list is too long

and

2. I might be accused of favoritism.

Seriously though you all deserve a pat on the back as the quality of your photos is outstanding. There are some exceptional ones and the remainder have to be really good to get on A.net. Keep up the good work and I look forward to viewing your gems, not just as a screener but for my own personal pleasure as well. Over many many years I have enjoyed aircraft photography and the last 6 months I have learned so much more about how different people from different parts of the world enjoy a common interest in aviation. A.net crosses many boundaries to bring people closer together in aviation.

Keep them coming.  Big thumbs up

Colin



Good things take Time.
User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4563 times:

What does it take to get on here....??

I would have to admit I agree with all of the above choices. I don't think there is really a bad photographer, but being only my first year, how about a rookie post?

"Who is your favorite rookie photographer" I bought my camera in March and its my first attempt ever at taking pictures..


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User currently offlineDullesGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4522 times:

I'd have to say Sunil Gupta is my fav. photographer. He is one of a few who took the time to really help me out with my pictures, and gave great detail on where to go, and was always fun to hang out with while spotting. Oh yea..and he takes amazing pics.



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regards,
Stephen



"..the joy of the Lord is your strength" Nehemiah 8:10
User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 767 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (11 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4400 times:

I won't reiterate the ususual suspects - I think I've been impressed with shots by all those mentioned so far. But I'd like to add Andreas Zeiter - his fast jet shots are fantastic.

Grant asked about rookie photographers ... well if you mean by newcomers to A.net, then 2 that stand out for me for 2003 are Dimitris Triadafillou and Kristof Jonckheere who have both produced absolute jaw droppers.

Thanks to those who mentioned me (Derek - the cheque is in the post  Smile)

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4389 times:

My vote goes also for Sunil and his great pictures.


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Rafal


User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1713 posts, RR: 65
Reply 24, posted (11 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4318 times:
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Thanks guys voted for me, feel very proud  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
My list can go on and on nonstop.

I feel I should mention most people do not have ramp/cockpit access, simply that makes harder for them to shoot and produce a great image.

Frank Durate--just visited him and he is one of the first photography teacher I met on my very first photo trips at LAX.

Sven de Bevere and Philippe Noret--Finest Action photog on A.net

Tom Turner--(One of the) Finest NYC photog with amazing A2A shots!

Art Brett--The upload King here and I scored more luck stayed at his house  Big grin

Andy Martin--A great friend to hang out with, also got a unique eye of catch.

Royal King--getting very good only started a year ago!

Tim De Groot--fantastic slides! Best shooter in AMS on K64 I think!

Glenn Stewart and Norbert Genci--becoming the best young gun down under.

Other on the list (I ran out of reasons)

Martin Fenner
Matthew Willmott Sharp
Gabe Basco
Kok Chwee Sim
Marlo Plate
Konstantin v W
Wietse
Chris Sheldon
Colin Work
Michael Carter
Andrew Hunt
Tim Kenney


25 Post contains images Marco_polo : Here are some of the few selected photographers I have come to appreciate their photography, style, and characters. Their distintive style is what cap
26 Post contains images Skymonster : To try to single out individuals from so many great people is almost devisive, but a few are worthy of special mention: Sam Chui's produced some stunn
27 Post contains links and images Sleekjet : I nominate the great Ryan Umphrey. And this is my favorite from his collection of 2003: View Large View MediumPhoto © Ryan C. Umphrey
28 Post contains links and images Delta777-xxx : View Large View MediumPhoto © Ryan C. UmphreyView Large View MediumPhoto © Ryan C. UmphreyView Large View MediumPhoto © Ryan C. Umphrey
29 Post contains images Danny : Jan Mogren absolutely fantastic shots!
30 Post contains images SA006 : Art Brett Sven De Bevere Sam Chui Wietse De Graf Glenn Stewart BTW in no paticular order! they are all brilliant Keep up the great photos! RGds and a
31 Post contains images Joge : Here they are! Of course there are many other good ones that can be mentioned. The pictures of these guys just have to be opened every time seen. Grea
32 Post contains images Ryanair737 : My vote goes to Sam Chui, I loved his shots from South Africa. Ryanair737
33 Post contains images Sabena332 : My favorite photographers of 2003: Sam Chui: TriplET: Bailey: Patrick Lutz: Patrick
34 AAGOLD : First, let me thank those who threw my name into the mix. It was a pleasant surprise to be acknowledged by you all and I appreciate it. I've thought l
35 Carlos Borda : Thanks Ryan... I'm flattered to have been mentioned along with so much other great a.net talent. As for me, my fav photogs are my buddies that I shoot
36 Cathay112 : I'm not going to pump up the tyres of my mates by posting their photos, instead I would like to nominate all those people who I have e-mailed over the
37 Wietse : Carlos, you are unfortunately one of the names I forgot to put on my list.. Superb action shots taken from Airside spots. Cheers all, Wietse
38 Post contains images BH346 : My vote goes to Jean:
39 Work4bmi : For me, the list is short and simple. (1st) Derek Pedley - Fantastic Image Quality (2nd) Andy Martin - Plenty of variety, well travelled (3rd) Sven De
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