Qantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5798 posts, RR: 42 Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4122 times:
congrats to Sam, he's been a real inspiration to me and he deserves his place at the top of the ladder! well done Sam! see you again in Sydney soon, shit, maybe even Anchorage or in J class on a UA flight in may!
Lhrsunriser From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 399 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3995 times:
Ok I am somewhat puzzled. He has the most views and good photos, but if he has the most views even for side ons why are you guys plugging his shots when basically everyone looks at them anyways otherwise perhaps he may not have such a good average view. Or maybe they look because the majority are different shots.
So there is no need to plug them is there if they are most viewed lol. Just had to get this off my chest.
Skyline From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 54 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3931 times:
Quoting Rindt (reply 2): 50mm side on is the ONLY way to photograph an airplane, period.
Well Rob.... King Sam would tell you this statement is not true.
I still remember back to 1995 there's a website promoted something called "10 rules of Airliner Photography" which states only 50mm with main-gear-line-up full framing using a Kodachrome KM25 (or KR64 if you can't get KM) under a lower sun light no cloudes in the background.... etc. is acceptable. But I find there're many heart-touched images on this site not like that.
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2765 posts, RR: 19 Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3920 times:
I go for 60mm shots including sideons!
Mainly because I don't have a 50mm lens and that the closest is a 60mm which in part is the lowest focal length of my zoom lens. But it still works; you can barely tell the difference.
Regarding Sam's achievements, I too very much enjoy viewing his photos whenever they are added; they're almost all the time on the top 24/48/week list too.
I got many of his shots saved as my wallpaper especially the SXM, Phukets, LAX closeups, and the aerial shots. I look forward to the continuing traveliing photos that will be produced by Mr Sam Chui within this year..
Expanding my global domination one spotter at a time..
INNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 61 Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3884 times:
Quoting Bronko (reply 8): Fortunately, most photogs don't adhere to your 50mm rule. Wouldn't that be boring.
Hm I think it would be quite interesting, a real database - with all aircraft pictured the same way A side-shot with the aforementioned conditions and some interesting aircraft can be more beautiful than any action photo.
Bronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 805 posts, RR: 12 Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3812 times:
Don't get me wrong, I don't mind side shots, in fact I have some in this db.
But to suggest it is the only way to photograph planes, is a disservice to the uniqueness and power of the subject. Aircraft are far more interesting and photogenic than what any single one angle can portray.
Isn't a beautiful woman best viewed from many different angles and perspectives? It would be a shame if supermodels were only photographed while sitting in a chair, and from their side.
Congrats Sam, I enjoy your shots, especially your action shots taken airside.
Skyline From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 54 posts, RR: 3 Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3685 times:
Quoting Bronko (reply 15): Isn't a beautiful woman best viewed from many different angles and perspectives? It would be a shame if supermodels were only photographed while sitting in a chair, and from their side.
Well said... well said.... If I see profile shot of a super model I would guess that was taken by a forensic photographer.
IMHO, "Air"craft is supposed to be in the air, not just sitting on the ground. I have many KR side on shots in my collection but I don't prefer them over other action shots. There's no correct or wrong answer in this issue. However, there are definitely more than just one way to get nice pictures of an airplane.
Ghostbase From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 354 posts, RR: 3 Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3500 times:
Quoting Skyline (reply 7): I still remember back to 1995 there's a website promoted something called "10 rules of Airliner Photography" which states only 50mm with main-gear-line-up full framing using a Kodachrome KM25 (or KR64 if you can't get KM) under a lower sun light no cloudes in the background.... etc. is acceptable.
That so called "10 rules of Airliner Photography" website did more to put me off civil aviation photography than anything else! If everyone followed those rules then photography would be a sterile anodyne subject with no room for creativity or expression whatsoever. As always I am puzzled as to why a proportion of people seem hellbent on making us conform to their petty rules. Fortunately the A.Net screeners seem a bit more relaxed on this thank heavens!
"I chase my dreams but I never seem to arrive"
25 N178UA: Hello all, Many thanks for your replies and comments, I really appreciate your inputs. Thanks to Konstantin start the thread, a nice breakaway from th
26 LIPH: Tell me Sam....do you get good money from aviation photography ?