Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3779 posts, RR: 24 Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3966 times:
Well here is a loaded and very subjective question, but I would like to from all those that frequent this forum.....'Who do you think is the best photographer that contributes on a regular basis to A.Net ?'
Cathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3488 times:
Thanks for the votes!!!!
I am a fan of alot of fellow photographers work on this site, however I can say that I am definately a fan of people who really try for the different shots also. I believe in taking side on shots in nice sunshine, but I get bored very easily and need to do other things to make this hobby fun! And taking photos from every possible angle in any conditions is part of the fun!!!
My votes would have to go to (in no particular order):
Tappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 44 Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3476 times:
Tough question due to so many good shooters. I would'nt want to leave anybody out.
Can only answer for one picture.
I think Craig Murray's recent photo of three planes is one of the most unique I have ever seen.
Also, How does Vasco get such good light in dreary, old Boston...I will never know.
Scooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 847 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3441 times:
Yea, there are some killer photographers on this site, and I could list a whole bunch of names. BUT...I feel this is a perfect opportunity to give a 'pat-on-the-back' to one person in particular:
Man, I really like what you've been doing over the past couple of months! Very inspiring stuff to say the least, and I congratulate you for trying different things. That BOS/U-Haul shot was great!!! Keep it up...
USAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 994 posts, RR: 9 Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3371 times:
True,FastGlass. I try to go for the whole plane from the side whenever possible, but that's getting old, tome. I am going to try head-on shots like this one(but with a smaller plane, and actually more head-on):
Dsmav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7 Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3386 times:
I totally agree with FastGlass, this is an unfair question, and there is no way to rate one person over another, nor should we try. It all boils down to one's personal tastes...(Artistic, ramp-profile, action, air-to-air, scenic, etc...). I personally enjoy everyone's work, because each one of us brings a different and unique approach to the hobby.
To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3779 posts, RR: 24 Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3375 times:
Upon reflection, perhaps this was an unfair question, I certainly did not intend to alienate anyone, or anyone's style of shooting.
I have been a professional photographer long enough to know that there is no one 'best photographer'. I guess what I was attempting to do was to find out what type of photos appeal to those that frequent this site.
Granite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5550 posts, RR: 65 Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3362 times:
I agree with FastGlass and Thomasphoto60.
Everyone has preferences to what and how they shoot.
I would love to try sunrise/sunset shots but here at my local airport, this is not to be. The airport is in the wrong position to get shots with the sun setting and also, Aberdeen is that far north that in the Summer the sun sets about 11.00pm and I need my beauty sleep
Apart from my original post above, everyone who get's there shots on Airliners is doing a good job.
So everyone, keep them coming and remember it will soon be the Winter in the Northern Hemisphere so plently of wet, windy, snowy dark nights to spend time looking through all the new uploads!
Cathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 15 Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3359 times:
I don't think the question is unfair at all, however I agree that there are many many factors and reasons that contribute to each photo and that each photo is unique!
But I must confess I did forget to mention Gazza from Aberdeen in my original post, keep them "you beaut dinki di" shots coming mate!! Love that close up of the AA 777's gear too!! Also Glenn Alderton's RAAF shots sure as hell take some beating!!!
I hope that the work of the people I have mentioned, inspires those who only have a passing interest in aviation photography to make it a hobby!!! It is a lot of fun and has the potential to be highly rewarding (helps if you don't call 737's pigs though...right Frank!)
I have alot of favourite shots on this website, and I congratulate every single photographer that has any shot on here for a job well done!!!
AKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2534 posts, RR: 49 Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3354 times:
it seems the population on airliners.net planet really like my pictures. Good to know, hard work seems to pay off.
Also I agree with Craig that for this kind of topic you might need some categories as it is really hard to determine "who is the best" ..........unless we go for overall performance! (hits).
Everyone has their own preference!
the winter is coming no doubt about that , snow on the ground and clear blue skies......I am looking forward to that, altough it is tough to shoot with skigloves on..............
had a good dinner on the company last night, New York is great !!!!!
25 TurbineBeaver: I would have to go with Vasco and Craig, just from what i have seen. Question: What do most of yall do for professions? (NOt to be nosy) But i have no
26 Granite: Hi Craig When I am next down your way (2002?) can we try airside? I now just wish we asked to get to see the old HS748's that were there. Good positio
27 Zander: Hi, I must say that there are many great photographers on airliners.net. But my favourite is Pixair with his extremely sharp photos. Craig Murray and
28 Nscaler: Well counting out myself (of course) Joe Pries Vasco (damn some of your latest ones are nice) Mark G Thomas Richard S Craig M Chris C Mark A Justin C
29 Chris28_17: I havent heard anyone mention Marlo Plate?! i myself am guilty of forgetting him but Marlo's pictures are the ones that probably got me hooked on this
30 TurbineBeaver: Vasco and Craig especially: What kind of jobs do you have that enables you to get into these airports and get such great closeups of the birds? Or is
31 AKE0404AR: Ok, here a little history about myself, grew up in Germany in an airline family ( Dad used to be the cargo manager for AR in FRA ) end of April 1998 I