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Which Sort Of Photo Best Represents Your Style?  
User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6282 times:

Hi all. I've noticed a few of you on here have a certain style you seem to like. It could be side-ons, dusk shots, rampers, rotations or even contrails. But some of you always seem to return now and again to your, what seems to me, favourite kind of image. I'm not sure what kind represents my style of photography, as I have tried so many different things over the years, but I quite like the sunrise ILS stuff, where multiple ac are on the approach. What's yours?

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Spence.


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User currently offlineWakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1296 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6277 times:

Spence, first of all, I admire your work greatly. I have been trying to shoot lineups like that at LAX and finding a location seems impossible. How do you do it so well?

Hard to pick a style, but I'd go with this type:

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There is even a photo of me in action:

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-Matt



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User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2929 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6273 times:

I'm not too sure if I have a preference, I seem to go through phases of side-ons, rotation, landing, approach! At the moment, it's approach. I love this angle:


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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3247 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6266 times:

Window shots for me, preferably at dusk / dawn, and with airport views!


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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6253 times:

My favourite? Definitely perfect side-ons of aircraft rotating or touching down - preferably at my local airport (MAN) as the photo-spots are just so amazing!


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I also quite like shooting aircraft side-on on finals, but I prefer a little background.


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I like ramp shots too, although obviously they are harder to achieve for various reasons. Not being restricted means you can use wider angles and get into more prime positions, resulting (in my opinion) in much better blue skies and better overall colour and contrast.


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Finally, I've got a thing about hills and mountains in the backgrounds!


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Cheers,

Karl


User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3064 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6236 times:
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Back in the old days, when the database had far fewer images, I began uploading a number of images characterised by their low perspective and 3/4 type of angle. I don't know where it came from, but I began to refer to them as a "worm's eye view", and that stuck.

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Even though there are now even more photographers at MAN than before I am still suprised that more don't make it though the undergrowth to get this perspective. For me the closeness to the taxiway, plus being level with the wheels, adds to the drama of a taxiing shot (and is a real bonus for Manchester photographers).

This same position also allows this kind of close crop, which has always been a favourite of mine:

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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9654 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6232 times:
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This is the only way I would shoot, if it were possible


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User currently offlineJavibi From Spain, joined Oct 2004, 1371 posts, RR: 41
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6231 times:

An old-fashioned self-plug fest this is, right?  Wink Let them come!!

j



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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6231 times:

Nice thread Spence!

I used to be totally obsessed with head-on shots, preferably also with good backdrop, I guess INN and SMV just work nicely for that.


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I am also very much into nature. Clean backdrops, woodland, clouds, mountains, water... no sign of civilisation apart from an aircraft.


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Right now my current tick is wide angle shots.... shows a whole new perspective of things, and not as easy to do as people think.





Cheers,
Florian



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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6227 times:



Quoting Javibi (Reply 7):
Let them come!!

Come on then Jav...!!! You know you wanna!!  Wink
Spence.



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User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 4027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6223 times:

I guess I like head-on shots (although the lighting has to be good)


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But my work also enables to me to get rampshots, and I try to vary from side-ons to close-ups.


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When it comes to aircraft on the ground (be it parked or taxiing) I prefer them from an angle like this (left or right side doesn't really matter):


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User currently offlineDamien846 From UK - England, joined Dec 2006, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6220 times:

Cool another good self plug thread.............

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 Wink  Wink


User currently offlineSluger020889 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6179 times:

Call this a self plug thread if you want, this is the first thread I've read all the way through in forever. Good idea Spencer.

When it comes to airliners I love a good tight 3/4 shot, back or front, doesn't matter.


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And when it comes to military stuff, i live and breathe for the photo pass!


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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3997 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6157 times:

Yes, nice thread!

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I doubt anyone will recognize this as my style, but I'm fond of this afternoon spot in AMS, the touchdown zone of Rwy 18R. Somehow not too many people make it there, probably because it involves a bit of walking/cycling.

Peter Smile



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User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6148 times:

I began doing historical documentation for building models. I am trying to expand my reach in to more interesting aspects.

Gary
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User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4880 posts, RR: 37
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6102 times:

3/4 angle photos are my thing.


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That's illustrative of my style. But I'm trying to do more like this now:


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You'll start seeing more like that from me in the future. Either on here, or on my own website (when I get the time to finish it). I don't mind doing photography in poor weather conditions either.

[Edited 2009-06-05 19:14:24]

User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6092 times:
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Airliners bore me to no end. Thus, I enjoy seeking out more unusual specimens:


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User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6076 times:

Very nice work, everyone!

I really love shooting at night:


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User currently offlineCvervais From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6060 times:
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Well, hopefully you all won't mind a newb posting in here. I'm still learning but, as for a "style" I like departure shots where there's a background to them.

I'd add the image so it could be viewed inline but, it seems the upload is broken as I get the default image after uploading it.  Sad

Here's a link to it though.

http://homepage.mac.com/cvervais/airliners/cvervais-N423UP_605.jpg


User currently offlineWalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1302 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6023 times:

Nice thread, Spence!

Not sure that I have a certain style (since I get a lot of motive rejects, that's probably it  Smile , but I cannot post these...).

Some that got on here and I have a personal preference for are the close-ups with my tele-zoom, such as:


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and I also like my old and grainy slide scans:


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Best regards,

Walter



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User currently offlineDaninho From Serbia, joined Nov 2005, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5975 times:

Nice thread!

I prefer nice backgrounds and sunsets


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User currently offlineJspitfire From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 308 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5945 times:

For me the background plays a huge part in the photo. I like different angles and trying to show off the beauty of the north. Working at the airport allows me a lot more freedom to wait until the aircraft are in some nice lighting with a great background.


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User currently offlineJalap From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5916 times:

Hi,

Rare planes always gave me the biggest thrill by far, shooting them in clean sideviews. An illustration:


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User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1989 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5881 times:
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Wow, a thread where self plugging is not only allowed, but actually expected  Smile ...

Antique aircraft, warbirds, GA are my priority; but, generally, anything flying deserves admiration and a shot in the DB, IMHO:


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User currently offlineWithaK From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5872 times:

I really enjoy taking early morning/late evening shots. Particularly when the wings are able to cast a shadow on the fuselage.

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Although recently I have had more of an opportunity to get close to aircraft and find some different angles.

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Got to love the self plug threads.

Kris


25 Post contains images Jderden777 : boom goes the dynamite jd
26 Post contains images NZ107 : I wish I had more interesting places to shoot at my home airport but funnily enough the majority of my pictures on here haven't come from AKL. I reall
27 Post contains images ThierryD : Nice thread Spence! I must say I don't really have a favorite style. I like to try all kinds of different angles and lighting conditions and I think m
28 Post contains links and images Aussie18 : Alright I might join in on some self plugging. I dont mind the Side on view looking across the beach where the people,boats,animals in the shots can a
29 Post contains links and images Sunandan : I don't have a particular style, but these would be my favourite angles: Close-up crops View Large View MediumPhoto © Sunandan Subramaniam Landin
30 Post contains links and images Lexy : I don't prefer one style to the next TYPICALLY. But, if I had to choose, I would go for the somewhat tight crop 3/4 shot if at all possible. And witho
31 Post contains links and images Aussie18 : Mine vary.Dont mind a nice side on shot with abit of added action in the shot like people,boats,animals etc like 2 below. Head on shots,Whether on the
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