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Who Is The Best....?  
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3969 posts, RR: 22
Posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4669 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 ?'

My vote goes to;

Tappan. aka Mark G.


"Show me the Braniffs"
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User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4219 times:

Thomas,

interesting topic:

hmmmm, there are several candiates who would be up for the airliners.net best photographer:

Here are mine:

Mark Garfinkel
Lawrence Feir
Craig Murray

And there we have it again, 3 professionals on top!

Regards
Vasco Garcia




User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4200 times:

Hi,

My votes goes to

Vasco Garcia
Craig Murray
Chris Seldon

Keep it up man!!! Others are good too...

Alvin  



Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineRol From Germany, joined Feb 2000, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4192 times:

...and please don't forget Pixair...

Roland


User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4191 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):

Mark Garfinkel
Pixair
Lawrence Feir
Samuel Lo
Air Nikon
Frank Schaefer

Keep the votes coming!

Regards
Craig Murray


User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4179 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.
Thanks,
Mark G


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4180 times:
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Hi all

Well I thought I would add my tuppence worth.

I only have one person to nominate for the best photographer. He doesn't upload to Airliners any more and the few shots he has on this site do not do his work justice.

Having met him in person, he really is a nice guy.

His shot's actually persuaded me to visit Hong Kong twice and Singapore Changi once.

Fantastic angles, great colours, great aircraft and the best photographer ever to have shot at Kai Tak.

His name is Andrew Hunt.

If you ever come across his work I am sure you will be impressed because I was.

I you see this Andrew, keep up the good work and I might see you hanging around Changi sometime (and in better weather!)

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland



User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4169 times:

...You guys are forgetting Gary Watt...

No he doesn't have thousands of photos in airliners.net, but of what he does have, are i think the best.


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That ones a different one for ya Craig...


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and my favorite out of all of his...

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Cheers
USAir_757



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4159 times:
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Hi

Thanks USAir_757  

Regards
Gary


User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4144 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:

Vasco Garcia

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...

-Scott
San Diego, CA


User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4145 times:

Thanks Scott......glad you guys like my shots!

Regards
Vasco Garcia


User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4137 times:

I gotta say Pixair has some sweet shots. I love those Zurich shots with the vapor trails... definetely kick ass.

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Oh yeah, Vasco and mark have some decent shots too  


CHRIS


User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 12, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4133 times:

Gary's 747 takeoff into the heavens is great too.


User currently offlineJormy From Finland, joined Jan 2000, 231 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4121 times:

Hi there...

There are so many good photographers out there so it's kind a hard job to tell who is the best. But if I have to name some, then I always enjoy watching for instance PixAir and Lawrence Feir photos...


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-Janne
Helsinki, Finland


User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

I must say that every single person who has a pic on airliners.net deserves congratulations of some kind! However, Vasco's recent uploads have been quite creative and interesting.

Good job too all airliners.net photographers!!!!

Steve


User currently offlineUsairways@clt From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4103 times:

There are really some excellent photos here, but I really think that my favorite, in no particular order are:

Vasco Garcia

Mark Garfinkel

Samuel Lo

Lawrence Feir


But there are tons more, but those are the most prominent in my mind........

good question!!

Zach


User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

In no particular order,

Gary Watt
Chris Sheldon
Chris Coduto
Vasco Garcia
AirNikon

Are my favorites.

Cheers,
C. Wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

I love all the above photographers that were stated above, but one stands out in my mind from the rest.

Vasco Garcia

There's just something special about his pics, how they have unique and original lighting and positioning, and some of them are absolutely stunning and beautiful.

Some of my favorites...


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Absolutely stunning! Inspiring photographs! How do you do it? Amazing stuff. Keep it up, pleeease!

  Tzvika



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User currently offlineFastGlass From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4096 times:

Although the intent of the original post is admirable, I don't think it is a fair question to ask. We are all familiar (by now) with what our favorite photogs "focus on"

Some shoot:

Everything,
Tail Numbers,
Ramp Shots,
Junkyards,
Storage,
The Dramatic,
The Boring,
The FAKE,
and/or all or some of the above.

From what I have seen here, each photog has their own unique fingerprint. If this were a contest, different categories would be required, as not everybody points their lenses at the same thing.


User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4074 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):


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When rway 24 is active. Because 6-24 is an east-west runway, side shots will not turn out good because the sun will either be directly above/in front, or to the right or left at almost 90* angle.

For 17-35, side shots will turn out good in the morning, and at sunset.

Cheers
C. Wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineDsmav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4089 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.

Aric Thalman
Omaha, NE



To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3969 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4078 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.

Again, my apologies if I stepped on anyones toes,

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 22, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4065 times:
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Hi all

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!

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4062 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!!!

Now.....back to the good Aussie beer!!

Cheers
Craig Murray



User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 46
Reply 24, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4057 times:

Hey,

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 !!!!!


Regards
Vasco Garcia


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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains links and images 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
32 Post contains links and images Rol : What about Tom Weber? He may have only two pictures on A.N., but I think he's an excellent photographer, isn't he? Click for large versionPhoto ©
33 Post contains links and images Lauda 777 : That guy namned Jonas Holst...Ever heard of him? Just look at this stunning pictures: Click for large versionPhoto © Jonas Holst Oh....wait a min
34 Ake0404AR : Can photograhpy become addictive? I guess I am an addict......
35 Post contains images USAir_757 : Vasco: ditto Cheers C. Wassell
36 Davus : Just to throw my two bobs worth in... I reckon Steve Kaplan has taken a lot of great shots. Perhaps his style of photo is just the ype of thing i like
37 Planeboy : This one is kinda tough to answer especially since I have viewed so many fine photos on this site. But I will narrow it down to 4 in no particular ord
38 Post contains images Thom@s : Hi Thomas. I like practically all the pictures on this site, but my votes go to Baldur Sveinson from Iceland, and Jan Einar Fardal from Norway. ( You
39 TOP : I think PixAir is one of the best
40 Eduard : Hi all as some others of you I agree with FastGlass: reading the messages to this topic I get the impression to sit in the wrong cinema. Has got A.N.
41 Planeboy : I hope we do not fall into the "trap" of saying what is "best" too often. That would be too "religious" or "political" for me. All I want to say is -
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