DLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1902 posts, RR: 20 Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4701 times:
So what did you all accomplish in 2006 that really stuck out for you this year, in regards to photography? For me, #1 had to be finally getting runway access for photography at 2 airports (LAX and SRQ) and gaining ramp access at 3 new airports (TPA, DAB and eventually ended up working at MCO). Going from nearly zero access to getting 5 airports in one year blew my mind. Finally shooting a bit in England was also a big deal for me. Getting a new camera earlier this year was another accomplishment and getting a few more top of the days didn't hurt either. What about you all?
Dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2878 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4629 times:
For me, my main accumplishment was getting photo's published in Airliner World and Air Internataional magazines as well as shown on the BBC, Granada TV and in the Mirror newspaper. It's a nice feeling having prepared for a particular photo, being in the right place at the right time then someone wanting to use it to illustrate a story. Photography wise, just learning to use the camera better to achieve better quality results.
Happy new year!
Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
Monorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 625 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4567 times:
I shot Peter Max on his first appearance in PHX
Finally upgraded to a DSLR
Spotted at airports on both coasts: LAX, LAS, PHX, DFW, CLE, BWI, FLL
Got my first flight deck shots (on an FL 717)
Met a few more a.netters and spotted with them, including Halcyon
And although it won't be in print for another few weeks, I'm finally getting my first shot published.
Were they the Thomsonfly ones? I remember reading the magazine (in the departure lounge at EMA) and thinking, I've probably looked at that photo on my computer at home when I saw your name, Great achievement!
I missed out an opportinity with Airliner World's 'logbook' section I think its called (the bit about reg-changes). I had a pretty new picture of G-TCBA but never sent it in, same with G-TOYH. Not that they would have definatly included them, but it would have been worth a try.
For me 2006 has been a reasonable year for photography, with my new DSLR and lenses, which has really made the year into a learning process! 2005 was similar though with my new camera then. So on the whole, its been quite similar to 2005. The weather has been a bit dissapointing though, with me only having 1 day of sun at EMA during the whole year if I remember the days rightly.
Here is to 2007!
Make sure they know we're playing the game, but we don't need to play the game because we've already won the game.
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2770 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4504 times:
Quoting DLX737200 (Thread starter): For me, #1 had to be finally getting runway access for photography at 2 airports (LAX and SRQ) and gaining ramp access at 3 new airports (TPA, DAB and eventually ended up working at MCO).
Hey Justin, can I ask how you were able to get the runway access at airports like LAX? Perhaps I may be able to use similar methods to try and get that type of access at my home airport in YYC. I always thought that places like LAX would be very tight with photo access since its so huge and busy. I'm glad that they seem to open up a bit to photographers. My home airport has only a fraction of traffic and movements and not even ramp tour is ever accomodated. A ramper badge would probably help but thats if I get a job at the airport.
For me, my highlights this year was upgrading to a DSLR, travelling to Vancouver and seeing the A380.
For 2007, I hope to get some good shots from some new airports, first of all any of the NYC airports- I'm going to be there for a week in January... Also, I'd like to take more artistic shots, get more creative with motives and lighting, etc, etc.
DLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1902 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4427 times:
Quoting BO__einG (Reply 16): A ramper badge would probably help but thats if I get a job at the airport.
Bingo... I got LAX ramp through some very lucky work connections. That's about all there was to it. It's not what you know, but who you know. And it is so true. I wish more people had the opportunity. It was awesome, to say the least.
Spencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4327 times:
With only a few days left of the year I managed to return to Thailand and get some movements down on digital. Was 10 years ago I was there last so it was a nice feeling to get back there and be more adventurous this time. Managed to also meet a few more faces and make some new friends, namely fellow photographers. Sold quite a bit to magazines and other publications; personal sales were greatly accepted which I pocketed nicely! Got some prints made up in the 50 and 70cm region, very nice indeed! 2007 will be a great year for me hopefully with numerous trips already planned and some booked!! More airshows me thinks!
GOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4338 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4306 times:
My accomplishment for 2006 was getting two people involving in aviation photography..my Navy buddy who him and I went to IAD one weekend and let him use my camera and secondly, my girlfriend, when we hung around LAX couple weeks using my spare D70s and lenses. Its a great feeling. Cheers to all!!!