Planespotter From Germany, joined Jul 2000, 106 posts, RR: 3 Posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2490 times:
It seems to me that there are photographers, that started taking pictures of airplanes just for airliners.net. Perhaps they dont even "collect" paperphotos or slides - exclusivly upload them to airliners.net.
Do you think there is a new kind of hobby, which originated from Airliners.net? Are you such a Airliners.net-Spotter? What would happen if Airliners.Net stops existing sometime?
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7616 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2345 times:
an interesting point, and also quite valid....I know I have found myself wanting to get my photo collection onto Airliners.net,in fact I have deliberately gone about getting the type of photos that Airliners.net usually accept, but the scan quality of my pics isn't good enough. When it comes down to it though, I just like having my albums & registration records, it is after all for my enjoyment.
Tappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1541 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2330 times:
I have learned alot from you guys (and gals) that shoot for registration. I think it is a nice hobby to see w if you can shoot that jet twice or where and who has shot it before. Sometimes I get so caught up and excited about "framing" the photo (in the viewfinder), that I forget to shoot the reg. But I am trying to concentrate more to do that.
I have always enjoyed watching then photographing jets. This is not a hobby for me to (just to try to satisfy viewers here). It is to satify myself..It is a stress buster to hang out at runway's edge and wait for nice light or nice moon or whatever!!! But, a.net is a great way to share my work with friends who have the same passion.
Fly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3180 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2303 times:
Well, the least I can say is that a.net has given my long time hobby a new boost, with a great way to share my work and make new contacts. It's also kind of a sport to get my photos uploaded, and striving to do so, I've discovered new ways to improve my quality.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
Bodobodo From Canada, joined May 2000, 553 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
I'm sure that I wouldn't have started if I hadn't discovered Airliners.net but I'm hooked now and couldn't see myself stopping if anything ever happened to Airliners.net. It's certainly a lot more fun, however, when you can share your photographs with others.
EGNV From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2244 times:
Yes, I think Airliners.net have created this hobby. I started out wanting to get my photos accepted by them and had no idea of the quality required! After a lot of rejections, I took some more practice and found some excellent spots. After jumping over the viewing are fence and pointing the lens through the ridicoulous mesh fence, I took some great shots and eventually got them accepted here! However, I'm now addicted to aviation photography and have set up my own site featuring all my photos! I'm off to Teesside tomorrow for some more.......JMC!