Wanderer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 233 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6672 times:
Hi everyone, I have had an interest in airliners for a few years, but have never done any photography of them. I am a ship photographer (ships being my main interest), and I would imagine a lot of the principles are the same. I am interested in taking up aviation photography and will be grateful for any advice and info any of you people could give me.
For the record I have a Minolta Z2 4 megapixel digital camera with a 38-380mm zoom (35mm equivalent) and a Nikon F55 35mm SLR with a 28-100mm zoom lens (I will be getting a 70-300 mm in a couple of months time). When I can afford it, I will be getting a Nikon D70 digital SLR...
Wanderer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6492 times:
I have been lurking for a few days before joining, and have read the threads about acceptance of photos, so I would certainly put in a lot of practice before even thinking about submitting photos here, seeing as it is of an extremely high standard here.
LHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6486 times:
Indeed, be careful, once you start, you'll be doing it for years to come (of course, it helps if you get some photos accepted here )! Anywho, as the others have mentioned, just host some of your first images (after you think they are ready) somewhere, and then post them here in the forum. I for one will be happy to help, as will most others.
Good luck and lets see those pictures!
I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
Jkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6305 times:
I just noticed you are a SOU local! Me too..
As for the car park, I rarely shoot there. You should go to "The Mound".
What you need to do is follow the road that runs along side the car park, turn the bend then it is immediately on your left. It over looks the runway and 200mm should be good there for the larger stuff! (146's )
Area looks like this:
Maybe we can hook up for a mini SOU A.net bash one (sunny) day?
Erwin972 From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 500 posts, RR: 41
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6219 times:
One thing you could do is get yourself to Frankfurt 19/20 february for the big a.net meeting there, so you can meet another 20~30 photographers (most of them from the UK). Lots of airplanes, lots of nice people and a good way to get the tips and tricks perhaps: