cmarkland1 From UK - England, joined Mar 2012, 1 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5575 times:
I'm a graphic design based in London and looking at designing a new map system for airports which point out the best locations for photographers to go. Is this something you guys would be interested in? For visiting unfamiliar airports...
I was thinking of using long exposure light trails from different points to capture the kind of flight path you get from different positions on the map.
But any suggestions are more than welcome! It's crucial to get your opinions for developing the best system. What kinds of information would you want to know on the map or would be most useful for photography?
If you have any suggestions or questions let me know! Thanks
calibansa333 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5387 times:
I would definitely be interested in this. It sounds like an intriguing concept! The most useful information, in my opinion, would be focal length required and sun position info... for example would the lighting be better in the morning or evening.
vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10970 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5212 times:
Quoting cmarkland1 (Thread starter): What kinds of information would you want to know on the map or would be most useful for photography?
In addition to the already mentioned focal lengths and sun position:
What operations are visible (takeoffs, landings, taxiing, etc.);
What runways/taxiways are visible;
Typical operation direction (which way they're taking off/landing/taxiing);
What kind of traffic the runway/taxiway typically sees (as applicable....may not be applicable to many airports);
Useful info about law enforcement/neighbors/whatever;
And of course, parking!
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scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 13680 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5150 times:
Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 5): In addition to the already mentioned focal lengths and sun position:
Focal length (for full-frame and cropped sensors) I agree.
Sun position can vary so much, especially the further north and south you go. IMHO, something like suncalc is far more useful as a stand-alone tool - http://suncalc.net which can show you exact sun positions for any given date and time.
For example, at Heathrow you have the following differences between the shortest and longest days this year:
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