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User currently offlineBodobodo From Canada, joined May 2000, 553 posts, RR: 11
Posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5060 times:

Having seen AviationIvi's post about his first accepted photo made me curious about how things started for a lot of the photographers here? I'm sure a lot were quite accomplished before ever starting to post photos here and some were starting out from very humble beginnings. My first photo on Airliners.net is certainly in the latter group and is nothing to rave about but that didn't dampen my enthusiasm at the time.


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Photo © Felix Sieder



I suppose the ultimate pioneer is Rob Rindt who has photo #1. How did it begin on Airliners.net for you?

Cheers,
Felix

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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4772 times:

Well, after many many many rejections, I finally found out how to use the scanner (better). And on the 24th of october 2000, I got these 4 pictures accepted.


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Photo © Thomas Andre Hjelmen




I guess that's how it started.  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 offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4752 times:

Her was my first one.

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Photo © Charles Falk


I understand this plane is going to be broken up very soon :-(

Charles


User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4747 times:

Hi Felix,
Well the craze all started for me last August when I just couldn't bare looking at all the brill pics on this site without giving it a try myself. I got my first camera at Christmas (Minolta Dynax 404Si / STSi). I've only shot under 10 rolls but I'm REALLY  Big thumbs up loving it. Currently I have 49 photos on here, which I'm really chuffed about.

Here's my first two (accepted together)

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Photo © Martin O'Connell




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Photo © Martin O'Connell



Martin


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3623 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4746 times:

Wow, I seem to be older here!!! Here are my first pics. When I went to trips as a kid, I would shoot some photos but not many. The first photo of mine at A.net is from Heathrow, but the first pic taken is the last one here:

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Photo © Paris Tsantis



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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4733 times:

Hi!

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Photo © Peter Unmuth


is my first one. I was in munich on training this time and had my (then) brandnew digicam with me and decided to go out o the airport for some pictures.
Peter



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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4722 times:

Here's my first one accepted on November 1998:

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Photo © Luis Rosa


I don't even crop well the photo he he
Luis


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4710 times:

Well I've been interested in aviation photography for about 1 1/2 years. I just didn't have the right equipment until recently. I used to use an Olympus point and shoot and had an extremely crummy scanner.

Well that changed a few months ago when I bought my first SLR and a new scanner. I admit, I am a bit too lazy to upload photos to Airliners.net But right now there are 9 in the que line, just waiting for a confirmation, its been about a week. Oh well....he gets a load of photos so I can understand.

Anyways here is my first and ONLY photo:

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Photo © Ahmad Sadi


I really dislike this photo mainly because of the grain. I used Gold 100, but it turned out very grainy anyway. Anyways, I'm going to start shooting Reala 100 for a while and then move on to slides.

Kind regards,
Ahmad



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4692 times:

I have always loved planes, and always taken pictures of them - very amateurish pictures. However, after my summer job was finished and I had developed all those LHR shots I had taken from the tower, I could no longer resist the temptation to try and upload some.


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Photo © Robert Holbach



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Photo © Robert Holbach




Out of 8 or 10 shots these were the only ones that made it - currently my acceptance ratio is slurching around 10%, still.

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4695 times:


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Photo © Bo Kim



Mine.. I had tuff time then. I still have tough time now..


STUPID FILM!!!

Bo



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4692 times:

This was the first aviation photo I have ever taken:

http://www.geocities.com/aviationspotter/0008.jpg

Pretty crappy, eh?  Wink/being sarcastic

But look at what just a year's worth of skill can do:


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Photo © C. Wassell




C. Wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineUsairways@clt From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4674 times:

C. Wassell

I still can't get GIMP to work, everytime I download, it says it is 100% complete on the download status box...however it never closes, and when I do close it, the icon on the desktop goes away. GRRRRR  Pissed

-zach


User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4678 times:

This was my first upload, done back in very early 1998!


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Photo © Craig Murray



Crappy scan & not really the worlds best shot... actually not much has changed since then!!  Smile

Cheers
Craig Murray



User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4671 times:

Click 'Open' prehaps? I dont know whay browser your using...

C. Wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineUsairways@clt From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4668 times:

There is no 'open' option..only cancel...and I'm using Netscape. I'm talking about the save location thinggy--once it starts downloading, and it reaches 100....oh screw it, it's too hard to explain...and I'm getting off the topic.

regards,
\zach



User currently offlineEDIpic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4664 times:

Hi.

This is a cringe posting! Embarrassment

I've been looking at this website since it started and I tried a test upload last October just to see what happens.

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Photo © Gerry Hill


It got accepted. Looking back, it's too blurry for me.
(Pre-GIMP days!)
It probably got in 'coz there's not many Kamov photo's in a.net.

Live and learn!

Gerry/EDI



User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4653 times:

Here's mine:

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Photo © Steve Gonzales



Taken on cheap Fuji 800 print film. I'm haven't tried to upload pics anymore for quite a few months until I can improve my skills and save myself some heartache!

Steve



User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1754 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4651 times:

ok guys: here's my first pic accepted...laugh all you want...hehe..it makes me laugh when i compare it to the pics i take now...it was taken with my dad's old ricoh (older than me, and i'm 15) with 400 speed print film

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Photo © Jonathan Derden


also a little story behind this pic: the ATR was holding short and 3 Gulfstreams (2 IVs & 1 II) landed along with a Citation IV and all parked together..i went over there and got my first ramp tour and my first cockpit visit with a picture!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

jonathan d.

p.s. notice the cows in the background on the hillside...yes there are farms that close to the airport...the alsf II approach lights run right through them...




"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4646 times:

Nice shot Jon and the rest..
Hey jonathan. Do you remember how you got the ramp tour??
I never ever got one before at my airport and its making my life sucky..  Sad

Bo



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1754 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4632 times:

Bo:
I just went over the the old (and i say old because it's been moved) Tri-City Aviation FBO and asked if i could get a few pictures of the aircraft sitting there...they were glad to have me come out there and even the copilot of the GII showed me around the airplane...so all you have to do is ask...and they can't give out ramp access badges (i was just denied)..so an employee has to take you out there...just make some friends and some connections out at the airport..when you spend a lot of time out there you get to know people. just my $.02  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

jonathan d.



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1754 posts, RR: 29
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4631 times:

C. Wassell:
I absolutely LOVE that US Airways A319 pic!!!! it's fabulous! i love that early morning light...and the snow in the background..it's a special shot..congrats on that one! it's a keeper!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy i've been waiting to get some good shots of US Airways A319s, i think they are wonderful aircraft to look at...and they sound incredible powering up on takeoff...i'll have to make a trip to CLT again soon..hopefully i'll get some good shots down there...keep up the good work!


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jonathan d.



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineUsairways@clt From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4629 times:

Jonathan

Lemme know when you're in the CLT area, I can show you some really good spots...you're only a couple feet from the planes (and yes, the US '319s)

-zach


User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4624 times:

Jonathan: Thanks for your kind comments. IT was taken with my Pentax ME Super older than I am(16), with an 80-200 zoom lens about the same age(HA to anyone who says ALL zoom lenses that old suck).

I have a passion for that kind of light, I absolutely love being out and about at that time of day(too bad it only lasts a few minutes!!!).


Come to MHT sometime and I will show you around!


C. Wassell
PS. Can you and Zach meet me in the chat please?



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4614 times:

I must agree, that is really a great shot Cullen. One type of photography I absolutely love is early morning shots, it doesn't have to be aviation, ANYTHING. The sun coming up over the mountains (thats how it is here in Colorado).

Keep up the good work Cullen.

Kind regards,
Ahmad



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4607 times:

I also LOVE taking shots of sunrises over Rye Beach...I have that pic...email me for it...


Cullen



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
25 Post contains images BO__einG : Night shots?? I find them hard but elegant if you have the right ingrediens.. My 2 cents.. Thanx Jon.. I'll give it a shot and ask.. My airline at hom
26 Post contains links and images Tappan : My first Click for large versionPhoto © Mark Garfinkel I happened upon airliners.net when searching yahoo....Love at first site Mark G
27 Post contains links and images Aircanon : This was my first one on airliners.net. In flight in 17000 feet on my way from Salzburg (SZG) to Vienna (VIE), Austria. You might not believe it but i
28 Post contains images Jderden777 : once again mr. garfinkel has outdone us! hehehe nice shot mark! too bad i missed ya when i was at BOS..i didn't have that much time there...i figured
29 Post contains links and images Dazed767 : Back when there was 40,000 photos on here (long time ago) I finally got my first one up. Must have taken me a few months (I didn't have my own scanner
30 Post contains links and images Planeboy : Nothing special - here is my first......... Click for large versionPhoto © Terry Shepherd
31 Post contains links and images Twr75 : First Virgin Blue test flight into Sydney..... Click for large versionPhoto © Nathan Long Nathan.
32 Post contains links and images AKE0404AR : Here is mine. Nothing special if you ask me, poor scanning and not so good of a picture, but still added to the database and I was so happy. Click for
33 Post contains links and images Tguse : I started in early times of a.net with lower quality standards. So my first pic ever was uploaded promptly. No rejections before. But as you can see i
34 Post contains links and images EricCieslar : well my first photos were accepted a day or two ago and hopefully if i get some time to scan then there will be more up shortly. I am also hopeing to
35 Post contains links and images OH-LGA : Ohh... This is my first photo. It makes me cringe when i look at it now, but the actual print hangs in my room still to this day. I was 13 and my fami
36 Post contains links and images C-GRYK : My first photos on this site were the first ones I tried to upload funnily enough, 2 out of I'd say 5 or 6 got accepted on my first try, and here they
37 Post contains links and images Skyliner : My first photos accepted predate airliners.net by a few years: Click for large versionPhoto © George W. Hamlin Click for large versionPhoto ©
38 Post contains links and images Qantas737 : Well it took me many attempts to work out how to use my scanner and programs so that my photos would look kind of reasonable. I eventually got 4 photo
39 Planedoctor : It started 5 minutes ago for me, as I received my first confirmation of acceptance. Funny thing is I tried and tried to get one accepted with shots fr
40 Planedoctor : Sorry- hopefully this link to my photo works: photoid=158772 -Ken
41 Post contains links and images Planedoctor : Okay, third time is the charm, I think I got it figured out. (Administrator I am sorry, please delete my previous post with the wrong format!) Here is
42 Post contains images Planeboy : I think the lowest photo ID number would be your first ........ That's ok though - I love seeing more than one being the first !!!!!!!!
43 Post contains links and images USAir_757 : Click for large versionPhoto © C. Wassell my first photo accepted C
44 Post contains links and images Chris28_17 : Click for large versionPhoto © Chris Weldy BAe ATP as United express, i miss those planes....
45 Post contains links and images Night Hawk : Here it is, my first photo on Airliners.net. Click for large versionPhoto © Greg Spencer I took this photo when I first started getting into avia
46 Post contains links and images Ned Kelly : The one with the lowest ID would be this one, the scan is from a badly scratched print of N81028 taken back in 1979. This was my 2nd photo I uploaded.
47 Post contains links and images Davus : I tried for weeks to get my first pic uploaded. I had taken the photo some time before i actually made an attempt. When i did actually stumble accross
48 Fox1 : >>My first photo on Airliners.net is certainly in the latter group and is nothing to rave about but that didn't dampen my enthusiasm at the time.
49 Jan Mogren : Fox1 >The FAQ about 1024x724 pics not being interfered with is craaaaaap! };-(
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