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User currently offlineLIPH From Italy, joined May 2004, 848 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6725 times:

Ok, we all have some pics in the DB and this is just a big goal itslef for most of us. But which is your next challenge in aviation photography ? A cockpit shot ? A shot made with the "panning" tecnique ? A night shot ?
Regards


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User currently offlineLinco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1380 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6727 times:

Well my next step is in photography as a whole. Well its an idea. Its to build a good portfolio for myself and produce my own website. But heck, I don't have much of a clue how to do either  Confused

Regards
Colin  Smile


User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1488 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6727 times:
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I ve got different things on my radar for the next time. Some are places I want to visit, some are different style of photography.

Places:
a) AYT during summer, the IL86 headquarter of the World. (Pretty challenging as Avphotography is not so popular in turkey ...)
b) Machynlleth Loop area.
c) INN and SZG this winterseason.

Technic:
a) A2G photography at a place like LAX or so.
b) A decent long exposure nightshot of an aircraft taking off on the 32 or 34 @ ZRH.

Robin



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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6729 times:

Mine is to get a good panning shot using my non-stabilised telelens. My bests are:

300mm, 1/100th, IS
200mm, 1/100th, non-IS

My goal is either 1/50th or lower, non-IS, 200mm

or

1/30th or maybe lower, IS, 200mm+


Regards,
David  Silly


User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6732 times:

My goal is to stick to not smoking... I've quit 3 1/2 weeks ago.

What this has to do with aviation photography: the money saved is going straight into my new camera fund.

Also, it may prevent me from burning my arm again while holding the camera in front of my face with a burning fag hanging out of the corner of my mouth.



I'm an aviation expert. I have Sky Juice for breakfast.
User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4650 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6732 times:

Quoting Rotate (Reply 2):
c) INN and SZG this winterseason.

when are you going to INN? AirKas1 and me will be there 5-8th of Jan.



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User currently offlineNicolasRubio From Argentina, joined Sep 2005, 583 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6732 times:

Well, my main goal is to get my first DSLR... Then a top of the day and my website...


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User currently offlineJetCrazy From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 68 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6732 times:

I would like to be able to make high quality and interesting photos at bad weather conditions such as rain, dust fog and grey sky. These are the weather conditions at my home area for the most time so I try and try and try....

Jens


User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1784 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6732 times:

I'm aiming to get more artisitic (That, for myself and not aimed at Airliners.net). Shots I have in mind are those at sunset, and paticulary sunrise with low fog/mist.

I'm wanting to get far more interesting and more 'wow' shots, so thats my aim for Winter 2006/2007. Weather I get frozen or not, I won't care as long as I get some results that *I'm* pleased with.


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User currently onlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3292 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6732 times:
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Equipment:
Zuiko Digital 50-200mm f2.8-3.5
Zuiko Digital 1.4x converter
The above combination will give me a lens that is a 140-560, adding 260mm to my present maximum.

Shots:
I really want to go spotting at EWR to get some widebodies. I don't get to go often, and here at ABE there's rarely anything really interesting, unless US sends a special-scheme aircraft, or if there's a diversion.

TIS



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User currently offlineLanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6732 times:

Quoting NicolasRubio (Reply 6):
Well, my main goal is to get my first DSLR

Same goal here as well.  thumbsup 

I usually borrow a DSLR from my girlfriend´s brother, so next time I get it I want to try some sunset shots in AEP (a very humble goal, but it´s a good start).  ashamed 

Cheers!
Lanas.-



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User currently offlineSoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6733 times:

Build a client base, make photomoney and pay off all this equipment...

User currently offlineNSMike From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 249 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6733 times:

I'd really like a chance to do some air-to-air shots. That's my goal for next year.


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User currently offlineAnder From Spain, joined Jan 2005, 367 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6399 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 3):
My goal is either 1/50th or lower, non-IS, 200mm

or

1/30th or maybe lower, IS, 200mm+

David,
let me suggest you use a good and sturdy tripod if you want to get that slow.
Good luck,  Wink

Ander



Born to tri.
User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6399 times:

Panning with at least 1 sec exposure at night  Smile Working hard already.

Quoting Soon7x7 (Reply 11):
Build a client base, make photomoney and pay off all this equipment...

Sounds foolproof and easy, can I join?  duck 



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineQantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6377 times:

Quoting Ander (Reply 13):
David,
let me suggest you use a good and sturdy tripod if you want to get that slow.

Tripod for 1/30th?! No way! Handheld is more challenging and ultimately more rewarding when you get nice results! I would only consider use of a tripod below 1/10th... Big grin


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6372 times:

Quoting Ander (Reply 13):
David,
let me suggest you use a good and sturdy tripod if you want to get that slow.

Hmm, I'm talking about panning, not static...  confused 


User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6353 times:
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Quoting Aero145 (Reply 16):
Hmm, I'm talking about panning, not static...

Tripod heads can usually pan too David

Tim



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User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6339 times:

For me, a top of the day shot - Only ever been as high as 3.

But more importantly I'd love to have the opportunity of doing some Air 2 Air of something like a 737 or bigger of course. I've done heaps of small aircraft but would like to try something bigger and faster.


User currently offlineAnder From Spain, joined Jan 2005, 367 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6334 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 16):
Hmm, I'm talking about panning, not static...

Yes, David,
me too  Big grin
Ander



Born to tri.
User currently offlineAnder From Spain, joined Jan 2005, 367 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6329 times:

Quoting QantasA332 (Reply 15):
Handheld is more challenging and ultimately more rewarding when you get nice results! I would only consider use of a tripod below 1/10th.

If you are only looking for a challenge, then it's ok.
If you're looking to get a good shot, then you better use agood tripod.
Other than that it is a matter of luck.
Ander



Born to tri.
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6300 times:

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 17):
Tripod heads can usually pan too David

Tripod heads can, I know, but I haven't been lucky with a tripod (the head is fixed), and its head is a bad one. When using the 70-200 f/4L with the tripod mount ring, the handle has to be faced forward to be able to put the camera on with the grip. It's a real pain in the neck to remove the E1 and grip only to get the handle in the back. I guess I'll be panning on little higher speed in hotter weather, shaky hands is a no-no when panning, IMO, and probably IOO too.


User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1488 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6297 times:
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Quoting INNflight (Reply 14):
Panning with at least 1 sec exposure at night Working hard already.

Flo, thats nearly ( blockhead  ) impossibel. If you get it right .... , let me know! If so , I am 100% sure u want get it into the DB  devil .

Quoting Ander (Reply 20):
Quoting QantasA332 (Reply 15):
Handheld is more challenging and ultimately more rewarding when you get nice results! I would only consider use of a tripod below 1/10th.

If you are only looking for a challenge, then it's ok.
If you're looking to get a good shot, then you better use agood tripod.
Other than that it is a matter of luck.
Ander

I asume you are not talking static. What does the tripod give u? A more "stabalized" vertical movement .... , so what? I fyou look for panning - get rid of the 1 or 3 -pod ... , it does NOT help you.

Robin



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User currently offlineAnder From Spain, joined Jan 2005, 367 posts, RR: 22
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6288 times:

Quoting Rotate (Reply 22):
A more "stabalized" vertical movement .... , so what?

Yes, of course. And it will also get rid of some inevitable shake of your hands.
And it will let you shoot much longer. I've done a few panning sessions and after a while a long lens will droop unless you have big arms.

Quoting Rotate (Reply 22):
it does NOT help you.

If you don´t like it don't use it, but it will deffinitely help you get more good shots.
Cheers,
Ander



Born to tri.
User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1488 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6265 times:
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Quoting JRadier (Reply 5):
Quoting Rotate (Reply 2):
c) INN and SZG this winterseason.

when are you going to INN? AirKas1 and me will be there 5-8th of Jan.

Dont know yet. I ve got a spare weekend in FEB. I really not spontanious as I have my small family ... , might be that I take a fast 2 hrs drive to INN from ZRH with my car, if weather is good on a saturday ...

Robin



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25 AdamWright : Shooting purely for monetary gain. NO more BS trips just for pictures
26 Post contains images Scottieprecord : GOALS! -Shoot more at other airports across the state... 80 of my 98 shots are from SAT -Try to work out a little something with the SAT security. hah
27 Post contains images INNflight : You think? I've met a magazine staffer two years ago who had quite a few reasonable ones. Let me know when you're at INN. I have a long and dark wint
28 Post contains images IL76 : I'd rather look at this question as "next step in photography". I think I have greater and more rewarding challenges for myself photographing other th
29 TimdeGroot : I'm not going to take any big step, but there are some things I have on my to-do list. Like Ed I think in non-aviation there is a lot to learn and it'
30 Post contains images LHRSIMON : Aviation 1) Try to get a best of the day photo 2) Try to get a photographers choice photo 3) Upgrade from 20D to 1D Mk II 4) Try to tackle my backlog
31 Post contains images Aviopic : Fill my portfolio to 500 somewhere next year and quit. After which I will concentrate my self on UFO photography......... a lot less busy so it seems
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