GKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56 Posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3500 times:
uploading to airliners.net successfully???
I am pondering taking part in this "hobby" and think I would be proud to have photo's on a.net. However, I have noticed that standards are very high recently compared to early shots on the database...I dont have a great camera, so would it be pointless trying to submit to a.net until I was a better photographer?
Cheers for input
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 769 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3471 times:
Any 35mm camera is capable of making A.net quality shots. Most rejections are due to poor technique when scanning and processing shots, poor phototechnique (camera shake, poor focus) or poor composition. It is very seldom a shot is rejected because of inadequate equipment - the only case I can think of is when a photographer tries to photograph an aircraft which is really too far away for the lens being used.
But it does take practice and more practice to get the best out or your camera. By submitting shots you'll soom find out if and where you need to improve - then go out and try again.
The biggest mistake any photographer can make is to blame the equipment - or think they need a better camera to get good shots.
2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3460 times:
I started out on Anet less than a year ago. I had a decent but not extravagant, digital camera and not a whole lot of photographic experience. By watching, listening to advice and asking advice here and then shooting lots and lots of photos I made it to over 100 photos posted. This of course has really given me the bug and has drug me totally into photography, with the concurrent investment in equipment.
Anyone with the desire to do it, a good eye and reasonable equipment can have lots of fun here and get photos accepted. Just be willing to learn, take criticisim and enjoy yourself. Even if the photos don't get accepted ENJOY yourself. Except for a couple of folks here this is just a hobby. You won't get rich off of it, so relax and have fun.
Alaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3435 times:
I am a new photographer here also, I started to shoot in the middle of Feb 02. I have 21 uploaded and lots more coming. I was on vacation for 2 months so that slowes things down. But, yeah, definately go for it!
LGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3374 times:
Hey Gkirk, It's a great hobby and when you really get into it you will wonder why you didint start it earlier!
It isnt as easy as it looks to take good shot but I would reccommend a digital as you can experiment alot to start with and for a newby thats useful. You have MAN near so yuo have a good testing ground for new shots.
Andrewmorrell From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 73 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3216 times:
Definately. I submitted my first photo in March of this year. After an initial period of 100% rejection, I finalyl had my first accepted. With every note from the screeners, I was able to make the appropriate adjustments and now have 28 photos up. My acceptance rate has gone way up due to the screener's comments.
Brianhames From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 795 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3181 times:
It took me about a year of photographing before I got anything uploaded, even then the photos were only uploaded because they were of rare aircraft, I'm only just now getting photos uploaded on a regular basis. And I've been photographing planes for about 2.5 years now.
Danny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3516 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 3142 times:
I have started uploading in April with a lot of pain (read rejections) at the beginning.
But now I have 90 photos in the database and 33 thousand large views
Quite a nice beggining.
I do not have digital camera. Just simple EOS 300 with 75-300 lens. And it is enough to get shots accepted here.