Bodobodo From Canada, joined May 2000, 553 posts, RR: 12 Posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4447 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.
Aer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1536 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4134 times:
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 loving it. Currently I have 49 photos on here, which I'm really chuffed about.
Lewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3552 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4133 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:
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11150 posts, RR: 60 Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4097 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.
Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4079 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.
Usairways@clt From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 209 posts, RR: 3 Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4061 times:
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
Usairways@clt From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 209 posts, RR: 3 Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4055 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.
Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1749 posts, RR: 31 Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4038 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
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!
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...
Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1749 posts, RR: 31 Reply 19, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4019 times:
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
Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1749 posts, RR: 31 Reply 20, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4018 times:
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!!! 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!
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11150 posts, RR: 60 Reply 23, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4001 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.
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