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New Year's Resolutions For The A.net Photographer  
User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 42
Posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5270 times:

I want to see everybody's list......

Here's mine.....

I hereby resolve to.......
#1) Take more care in the technical part of my aviation photography to get the "just right" mix of creativity, light, sharpness and no grain.....so that I can get more pictures accepted here.
#2) Get 2 planes silhoutted in the moon...
#3) Get the A 380 silhoutted in the moon....
#4) Get more sales from a.net viewers (corporate website's, marketers and publishers) and from viewers of my website...
#5) Upgrade my 2 EOS 1D's
#6) Visit airports other than Logan (BOS)
#7) Go from age 40 to age 28  Smile

Happy, safe and healthy New Year to all the good people of a.net

Mark Garfinkel

41 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineWakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5251 times:

My A.net goals for 2006:
1) I have already started, and want to continue not posting my rejections in the forum. I did this and my acceptance ratio rose from about 50% to about 75%. Basically, I shut my mouth and opened my eyes.
2) Hopefully upgrade to a longer lens.
3) Travel more, not only for pictures but also for myself and family.
4) Catch the A380 at LAX (if possible Big grin)
5) Make even more friends through this awesome community.
6) Start up a collection of all different photos on PBase. That means I need to edit all my travel shots, family, nature, etc. I will be very busy with that.

My best goes out to everyone at Anet for a great 2006.
-Matt



Jetwash Images - Feel the Heat!!!
User currently offlineCOAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5215 times:

finally get a pic on anet, ive been close but not quite got it yet


If Continental had a hub at DFW with nonstop flights I would always fly them, unfortunantely good things take time.
User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5145 times:

Come on.....we can do better than just 2 replies Sad

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5138 times:

1- Now that I've mastered the basics of taking pictures of airplanes, I want to master taking pictures of airplanes in their elements. This will probably equate to many rejections in the near-term, but I'm trying to master photography in low light, bad weather, action, and location and get a nice high-quality mix thereof, by using different motives to portray the mood given. When all is said and done, when people look at my photos, they won't be just looking at photos of airplanes, they'll be at the damn airport!  yes 

User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5130 times:

1. Be a screener with a 30% acceptance ratio? ..
2. I have no money for an upgrade of my 10D.. But I wish I could afford a camera with full frame sensor... Santa, where were you on the 25th?
3. Try to convince my friend Capt. Yustas for a free jumpin' seat ..
4. To buy a compact camera ( point' shoot....). I'm getting crazy but I'll buy one next week

All the best

Enrique


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5112 times:

Quoting COAMiG29 (Reply 2):
finally get a pic on anet, ive been close but not quite got it yet

You will get the job done Matt! Either come to LAS this winter or JFK this spring and we will shoot and you will get your first pic in the DB!  yes 

Mu resolution is to shoot more in the summer. I changed jobs this past fall and should have much more free time.  camera 


User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5110 times:

I would also like to get a photo on a.net....
100% rejection rate this year Sad
zero accepted 10 or 15 tries..

Mark Garfinkel


User currently offlineBo__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2770 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5080 times:

The most important things for me:

a) Finally buy my first DSLR camera and a top quality lens.
b) Get another point and shoot Ultra zoom type of camera for non-aviation purposes.
c) Travel again. I want to go back to YVR and Seattle.
d) Graduate from school and get a better job.



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5076 times:

1) Earn back all the cash I spent on camera equipment this year...and buy a little bit more, although I am going to take it easy this year. (Canon 2x Extender,Canon 24-70mm F/2.8 L,20D mkII err, whatever its going to be)
2) Finally make it to LAX to shoot. It's just so far away.


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5071 times:

Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 9):
It's just so far away.

Whatttttt  crazy 

I am driving there from NY!  biggrin 

You got to get out and see this country, it is so beatiful and you can't see it from a plane.


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5068 times:

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 10):

Whatttttt crazy

I am driving there from NY! biggrin

You got to get out and see this country, it is so beatiful and you can't see it from a plane.

Maybe you haven't noticed that all of his recent photos are from an aircraft carrier  Wink


User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5047 times:

1.) Spending time with my baby
2.) Spending time with my baby
3.) Spending time with my baby
4.) Spending time with my baby
5.) Convince Mark Garfinkel to come over for a visit
6.) Buy my beloved 600mm f4

This is pretty much it.........

Vasco G.


User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1057 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4986 times:

Nice post Mark
One of the things i have admired in your photographs is the way you push the limits of your gear and the conditions to arrive at photos which are memorable and totally distinctive.
I guess my resolution is now having some great gear is to really push the boundaries of it and myself to get some truly distinctive shots.
Happy new year.
Darren



2EOS1DX,EF14.2.8LII,17TS,85/1.2,16-35L,24-70LII,24L,70-200F2.8LII,100-400,300/400/500/800L
User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4938 times:

- Having fun doing photography
- 400mm 2.8L...  Wink
- Meeting the same amount of great people like in 2005
- 400mm 2.8L
- Getting the new body following up the 20D, keeping the old body as 2nd one.
- did I mention 400mm 2.8L yet?

There'd be so much more... everything should become reality this year, except the 400mm maybe.  Smile

Happy new year to all of you.

Florian



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4928 times:

i'm still recovering from the weekend so i've not thought about it, my ultimate goal for the year is to point my lens towards Russia and the airports in the eastern block. Hope to knockoff China and if all goes well Sharjah too, though i'm not sure when it will re-open for photography.

my immediate goal is to finish this bottle of champaigne and recover from friday, saturday and sunday!  Smile



a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
User currently offlineChrisZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 423 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4923 times:

- canon 50mm prime
- 1.4x converter to replace the 2x
- lot of traveling up in the front  Smile
- great weather for the russian fly in in Geneva tomorrow (doesn't look too good though!)
- not being disturbed by the police when taking photos!

take care and a happy new year to all of you!

chris



Christian Galliker - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4920 times:

Well I got a few things on my sleeve for this year.

- Finally getting our Connie up in the air and do some A2A.
- Finishing the worlds only airworthy DC2 repair and do some A2A.
- A formation flight of 10 - 15 DC3's and do some A2A.
- Starting a new Fokker project.
- A flight in the oldest F27 and do some in flight photography.
- hhmmm there must be more...........

Willem



The truth lives in one’s mind, it doesn’t really exist
User currently offlineJetAv8r From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4897 times:

My main one was to finally get a photo on the front page (well I had one already, but it was only there for an hour). I awoke this morning to find my Aruba shot on the front page so I guess that resolution is already done! My other one is to do more air to air. I haven't had a chance to do it since I got my new DSLR. I'd also like to get some L glass.

Alex.


User currently offlineBREmer From Germany, joined May 2004, 551 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4858 times:

- Find a way to afford the 17-40 L
- Finally pay my new home airport MUC a visit (after living there for 3 months... *cough* *cough*)
- Go to Innsbruck on a cold sunny winter day
- Repeat the wonderful sunrise spotting at the Kaagbaan in AMS from last summer
- Keep my average views here above / around 1.000

Happy new year!  Smile

Lukas


User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2763 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4847 times:

Hey,
1) get 15 shots on A.net this year... i have a 100%rejection ratio.  Sad
2) Get a Good camera
3) The 2006 OKC airshow has excellent weather
4) get a pic on the Front Page
5) to figure out how to work Photoshop Elements 4

Cheers,
Matt



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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4840 times:

Have some photos accepted onto A.net  Smile


No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4824 times:

1) More airshows. Fairford was a real eye-opener.
2) Get to MAN at least once this year, hopefully with nice weather.
3) Get to AMS.
4) Catch the ERJ195 at Southampton in Summer.
5) Do some more days at LHR (Haven't been shooting there for a year now!)



It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineMarkJBeckwith From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 156 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4823 times:

1. Take better pictures (not just more pictures) with more thought and planning in each one.
2. Work on getting a better technical knowledge of photography and light (which will help with 1. above).
3. Try and work on different and unusual motives - in different light and weather (which will help with 1. above).
4. Take pictures of a greater variety of subject, not just airplanes!
5. Continue to HAVE FUN with my hobby.

Cheers;

Mark.



One day, I might be good at this...
User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3048 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4822 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

One of my top A.net-related hopes would be to remain active on this Forum.

Too many good people have either left the site, the Forum or are a lot less active than when I first joined. I think of this as the best place on the net for aviation photographers to learn about this hobby; it needs contributors prepared to make themselves available to offer constructive advice, criticism and support.

There should be no such thing as a dumb question - and no-one should be made to feel dumb.

A bit of nice new kit may go down well too  biggrin .

Let's hope 2006 brings good things.

Paul


25 Post contains images GVerbeeck : 1. Finish school (getting my Master degree). 2. I won't be spotting as much as last year, so taking the quality above quantity approach. 3. Take some
26 Jat74l : 1) Get my acceptance ratio up. 2) Get a "killer" shot for my 300th! 3) Finally get to meet Paul and the guys at MAN 4) Get an L series lens to replace
27 TWAMD-80 : 1. Visit different airports around the country. 2. Make it to a meet and shoot with some a.net photogs. 3. Get a "Top of Last 24 Hours", "#1 of Last 2
28 Flytweed : My goals for the year... 1) Get 10 photos accepted on A.net (I only have one so far). 2) Spot at an airport outside of New England. 3) Spot at an airp
29 D L X : 5) Visit airports besides DCA and DTW 4) Learn to use my equipment to its fullest 3) Graduate (so I can afford my hobby) 2) Get acceptance #2 1) Meet
30 AdamWright : 1) Do Air-to-Air photo work in Florida 2) Shoot at CLT and JFK 3) Sell twice as many photos as I did in 2005 4) Meet more friendly photogs. -Adam
31 Post contains images IngemarE : 1) Sell my camera gear. (It's taking up too bl**dy much of my time!) 2) Stop editing pic's for hours. (One thing will lead to another, I s'pose. ) 3)
32 Post contains images Airplanepics : 1) Purchase Sigma 50-500 Next Month 2) Purchase Canon 17-40L Next Month 3) Get to airport's more often 4) Shoot at differernt airports 5) Take a decen
33 IL76 : 1. Spend less time in front of the computer (reduce A.net activities to screening only) and use my time for other things (moving house, wedding, holid
34 Post contains images Javibi : Is this your New Year's resolution or your girlfriend's? Cheers j
35 Post contains images IL76 : Both.
36 Post contains images Tappan : Thanks DLX.... Give a call if your ever in Boston... Mark
37 Post contains images B076 : What a awesome nice hobby you have Willem! Good luck with all the projects. My goals for this year... 1) Upgrade my 10D for a 5D 2) Visit the new Suv
38 Post contains images D L X : I lived in Boston for 5 years, admiring your work before I ever even picked up a camera. You mean to tell me this is all I had to do?
39 Cathay111 : 1) Visit at least 5 new airports 2) Upload a minimum of 50 new registrations to the database 3) Replace my antiquated Canon 75-300 IS and stuffed Sigm
40 Senorcarnival : 1) Get it through my head that cloudy days are better spent at home, at least for a novice like me, not at the airport. 2) Mess around with sharpening
41 Post contains links CHabu : 1- Get experience in using photoshop.... 2- ....thus getting more pics accepted on A.Net 3- Keep using MyAviation as my personal photo album 100% acce
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