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Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006  
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1930 posts, RR: 20
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4767 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?

Here's to more photography fun in 2007!

Happy New Years everyone!

-Justin

[Edited 2006-12-31 15:32:42]

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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4766 times:

Quoting DLX737200 (Thread starter):
What about you all?

Has to be meeting you Justin. Big grin


User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4723 times:

I couldn't go out as much as I wanted but it still was a good year with nice photography and I finally captured the A380.

Besides selling enough photos against good prices to buy a new body I got a 747 simulator ride as a trade for some pictures. Now, that was great!





a Happy and Healthy 2007 for everyone!

Roel.

[Edited 2006-12-31 17:08:37]


Never be afraid of what you like. (Miles Davis)
User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4722 times:

Quoting DLX737200 (Thread starter):
So what did you all accomplish in 2006 that really stuck out for you this year, in regards to photography?

Nothing, it was just a routine year, photography-wise. As years come, it came. As years go, it went.



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4713 times:

Quoting DLX737200 (Thread starter):
So what did you all accomplish in 2006 that really stuck out for you this year, in regards to photography?

Went from 'so- so' money to "Cha-CHing'!

..and the best part of all, it had nothing to do with airplanes. It's amazing the $$ to be made with a camera.


User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4698 times:
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Bought a DSLR (Olympus Evolt E-500)

and spotted some airports for the first time. (JFK, ABE, PBI, LSGS)

TIS



www.stellaryear.com: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 5DMkII, Sigma 50mm 1.4, Canon 24-70 2.8L II, Canon 100mm 2.8L, Canon 100-4
User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4695 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 4):
it had nothing to do with airplanes

I've heard top shelf pron can be quite lucrative too.
 Wink


User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2921 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4695 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!

Darren



Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4680 times:

Hi all,

Not been a very fruitful year for me in terms of photography for one reason or another which has been a shame, but hope to get back on track in 2007.

Ben


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4669 times:

Hi.

My first real SLR and it's a DSLR and few achievements on ANet

A-380 and Willi

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P4-MES and my first Anet 747

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The one and only An-225

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And Vladimir Putins planes

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Also some trips to Berlin, HAM, LEJ and DUS.

Georg


User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4655 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 4):
It's amazing the $$ to be made with a camera.

So true. the amount of stuff I've turned down from people saying they would pay me to take photos for them is quite astonishing.  Smile

Best part of it all is that i have kept my camera gear for my hobby and not turned it into some type of 'work'.


User currently offlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4649 times:

I guess an air to air shoot and ramp access for an afternoon at SFO.

Danny



Bring back Bethune!
User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 626 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4633 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.

[Edited 2006-12-31 18:44:02]


Playoffs? Don't talk about playoffs!
User currently offlinePictureThis From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 196 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4619 times:

Quoting Dazbo5 (Reply 7):
Airliner World

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.
User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4703 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4617 times:

2 things for me

1. Getting my first published shot, a cover non-the-less
2. Getting into nightshooting, which took me on a fairly last minute trip to IAH in the final week of the year.

I'll see what 2007 brings...

Jurgen



For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
User currently offlineNicolasRubio From Argentina, joined Sep 2005, 585 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4611 times:

Well, my accomplishments this year include:

- I got my first decent point and shoot (Nikon Coolpix 5600), with which I shot all of the pictures I have in the DB

- I got my first picture accepted here, I got 51 accepted in total and a maximum acceptance ratio of 58% and currently 52% or 54% (can't remember exactly)

- I got my first picture published in a national magazine (next issue of Lima Victor magazine).


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- I got my first two pictures published in an international magazine (next issue of Airliners Magazine).


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I hope I am not forgetting any achievement...

Happy new year,
Nicolas Rubio



Gripped 7D + Sigma 10-20mm + 17-40L + 50mm f/1.8 II + 70-200mm f/4L IS + EF 400mm f/5.6L + 580EX II
User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4570 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.



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4949 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4561 times:

My main accomplishment this year would be my very first accepted photo on here, on September 10!


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I've now hit 11 acceptances, and last week finally made it to the 30% acceptance rate, so now I can (and have) uploaded 5 pics instead of just 2!

I guess the only other major things that happened in 2006 were I got my first shot of a Southwest special scheme and I also shot a DC-3 in my hometown airport!


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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.



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1930 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4493 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.

-Justin


User currently offlineCYEGsTankers From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 245 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4486 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 5):
Bought a DSLR (Olympus Evolt E-500)

Excellent camera!
Richard


User currently offlineTin67 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 268 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4409 times:

I've had a pretty quiet year in terms of uploads compared to 2004/5, but the one achievement that stands out is my first front cover shot featured on the May 06 edition of Airliner World magazine.

Here's to a more productive 2007

Happy New Year
Martin


User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4393 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!

A couple I am happy with....

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Spencer.



EOS1D4, 7D, 30D, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 70-200/2.8 L IS2 USM, 17-40 f4 L USM, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, 85 f1.8 USM
User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4347 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4372 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!!!


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User currently offlineAdamWright From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4308 times:

I ruined some good friendships.. and got some pictures in Minnesota

-Adam


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