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User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1745 posts, RR: 11
Posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2493 times:
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Since the thread has fallen off, I just wanted to make a quick thanks to Florian, Mark, Jerry and others for the advice they gave me about a month ago for doing some shots of a challenger for a paid gig. It went off today without a hitch. I couldn't have asked for better weather, as it was a great sunny afternoon. I'm currently working on editing the pics (they will probably not be up here) and contemplating the lessons learned on this event.

The first thing is that my 17-50 did do a good job on the interior, but it was just barely wide enough. If the jet was any narrower, it wouldn't have been able to do it. The next time I do one of these, I'm going to find an ultra wide angle lens (I'd wager a 14mm range would be the optimum focal length) and give it a run. You can never be too wide in these things.

Fortunately for me the galley was fully stocked and it was easy to set the tables up for service. I brought some of my own "reading material" to make a display on the other table, but it turns out it was unnecessary. Still, didn't hurt to be prepared.

The exterior went very well, did some evening, sunset, dusk shots and we had no issues at all. The ramp staff was very helpful and towed the plane exactly to where I needed to.

Overall, I'm pleased with how it happened and it looks like I will probably have more lined up in the future. It's a great day to say I've joined the ranks, and once again if it wasn't for this community I would have been totally lost. So, thanks again fellows.  Smile


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User currently offlineSoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2462 times:



Quoting Dvincent (Thread starter):

Glad to hear it worked out...( they are a good client, I just shot G-lV for them) just watch out on the wide angle optics...don't let the architecture of the interior become so grossly exagurated...you CAN over do it with ultra wide...How did you handle night shots exterior...Would like to view shots...even email them to me...as I'm off to Frankfurt and Geneva to shoot Sovereign and Hawker 850 on Wednesday this week...jerry.


User currently offlineAnonymousInSAN From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

Dan,

I'm so happy your shoot went well. I was so excited for you when I read your original post since we both shoot with the Sony a700. You've helped me out a few times and I really appreciate it. Here's to many more paid photo shoots for you!  champagne   highfive 

Vicky


User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1745 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2292 times:
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Quoting AnonymousInSAN (Reply 2):
I'm so happy your shoot went well. I was so excited for you when I read your original post since we both shoot with the Sony a700. You've helped me out a few times and I really appreciate it. Here's to many more paid photo shoots for you! champagne highfive

Thanks Vicky. Hope your a700 is treating you well.  Wink Shame I couldn't make it down to SAN when I was in Cali a few weeks ago.

Quoting Soon7x7 (Reply 1):
Glad to hear it worked out...( they are a good client, I just shot G-lV for them) just watch out on the wide angle optics...don't let the architecture of the interior become so grossly exagurated...you CAN over do it with ultra wide...How did you handle night shots exterior...Would like to view shots...even email them to me...as I'm off to Frankfurt and Geneva to shoot Sovereign and Hawker 850 on Wednesday this week...jerry.

Jerry,

YGM.

Other things that occur to me now that I will remember for next time:

Always do a once over and make sure nothing (and that means NOTHING) is out of place. The client probably won't notice but I certainly will... things like a minute kink in the carpet, or the edge of a blanket in a slightly wrong place. Just things to add to my preflight checklist so I don't forget them in the whirlwind the next time around.



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User currently offlineNicolasRubio From Argentina, joined Sep 2005, 585 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Please open another thread when you have the edits done, I would love to see the outcome!


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