Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3595 times:
I only scan my best shots, I usually only go spotting when the weather is sufficient to get good photos. And it makes it much more fun to go when I know that there is something like a 747 or an A340 just waiting to have its picture taken.
A380-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3588 times:
There was a time I'd scan and upload nearly everything I shot...and get them all bounced!!!
I know better now.
Also, I am now much more selective. At LHR in August I shot 30 rolls - not many of those will see the light of day here...only a few of the best...or most interesting. Others will go onto my personal site or the site Gary Watt and I do together for all our LHR stuff.
I shot about 25 rolls at ZRH in May. A lot of those are here but the majority just go into my collection...when I get round to sorting them all out - a winter job.
The local EMA stuff I shoot I upload a lot of as not many other photogs shoot there...so I upload it for interest value. You will see lots of cloudy shots (for instance) from EMA as I might only see that aircraft once. That said if the quality is not up to it I don't upload it.
And as you might have noticed... I upload lots of window shots and stuff...because I like them and you guys seem to like them too.
For the last shot I must have taken about 10 shots as the sun started to shine on the engines and the wingtip...and this is the best of the lot. I'm quite pleased with it...handheld K64 (run at 50 ASA) in pretty grim light!
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3555 times:
Depending on film, lighting, and aircraft (will I likely see it again soon) anything from 2 frames to an entire roll of the same one.
I think I average at about 3-4 frames per aircraft, including for the larger ones a nose- or tailshot (I love them, but they are almost impossible to get on here).
Problem is that most of what I like does not confirm to what Johan likes, so most never get uploaded at all. And of the rest, Johan does not seem to like the looks (colors, contrast, etc) as much as I do, or is put off by the clouds that are usually visible
Sukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 376 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3544 times:
I was with Dean and Gary at LHR and have uploaded 1 shot out of the 1300 or so that I took, but I havent even started to look at the rest yet I took probably another 900 shots last week while I was on vacation and have another 500 or so that need going through!
There is no rush though gives me somtheing to do in the dark winter months
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3531 times:
I tend to "cherry pick" my immediate favorites from a particular batch of films, then file the rest away. These I'll re-visit later - maybe months or years later and re-asses. Quite often the "star" of a particular airport visit will grab my attention in the initial viewing, but months later I'll find I like the shots of other aircraft much more. Percentage uploaded varies considerably - some rolls are pure gold - others, well, I wonder why I bother!
Many many shots never get on here as they include people, or are not really just pictures of the aircraft. Aircraft feature in perhaps only 25% of my photography anyway.
AndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1036 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3527 times:
To answer the "big picture" question, I have well over 2000 processed films (over 70000 photographs) and of those around 0.8% of the photographs are on the database, so there's plenty for me to go at this winter.
On a trip to Florida earlier in the year, I shot 30 films (30 x 36 = 1080 photographs). None of these have yet been uploaded because there's nothing "urgent" in amongst them. I may upload a few of the really nice ones eventually, but probably no more than around 1% of the total.
On a more recent trip, I shot 50 films (50 x 36 = 1800 photographs). I will upload some of these pictures sooner rather than later, although probably no more than 50 (around 3%) despite there being a number of rather "rare" subjects in amongst the results.
Don't take this as a moan, but I think part of the problem newer photographers here have is that they expect to upload a high proportion of the stuff they shoot rather than just the absolute best or most interesting, and thus their expectations are not met. Or they just shoot one picture of a subject and don't get the best angle, etc, but still upload it. Same result... Just take a look at the figures the regulars are coming up with and its fairly obvious that only a fair proportion of photographs taken make it onto this database.
I now mainly upload older pictures or fairly rare subject matter - we're told that its easier to get rare subjects accepted, so this is the easiest way to maintain a high acceptance rate!!
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3499 times:
Make that "local person". I was surprised to see not a single other photographer except for Andy and some crazy Brit who boasted of having a collection of over 150,000 pictures (although the ones he showed me were terrible). Apparently photography at the fence is not really tolerated (but some nice spots though).
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5068 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3477 times:
Well.....I can see that i should be more liberal with taking shots. I would only take one or two on a particular jet. I guess the more you take the more chance you have of getting a real "keeper" out of the set.
I did try that on my trip this summer to Colorado (non-aviation). I took lots and lots of pics..duplicates on the same subject even...and made an album with the best ones....about 150 in all. And I have a stack of at least that many that didn't make my album that I probably will toss.
I was planning on doing similar with a trip to an airport...dang blasted terrorists killed the plan on 9/11
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Da fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3470 times:
I think that all of us start out the same way - we see something we want to photograph and we take A pic. One photo. In time, we start taking a couple of shots of each a/c "to be on the safe side". We then graduate into taking shots of different angles, or maybe 3-4 continuous frames of an a/c on finals, until we end up one day blowing maybe half a roll of film on one special a/c we never saw before...
I've taken about 5000 shots since the start of July, all within the UK, and of those, around 400 have been added to the database, which is a pretty good percentage. Around 1 in 10 is the going rate with me, unless I'm trying something a bit different, in which case it drops to maybe as low as 1 in 30. Having a digital camera helps to reduce the cost of this sort of madness!