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User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 854 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

As much as I enjoy photographing aircraft, I'm strating to wonder if there is a way I can do it professionally. I hate my corporate desk job...I want out!! Is there anyone on this board who works for a publication (or an airline) whose sole job is to photograph commercial aircraft?

Another question: how to people get their images published in books and magazines? Is it just a matter of knowing the right people (or being in the right place at the right time)?

Any advice would be appreciated...

-Scott
San Diego, CA



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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 979 times:
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Hi

I am not a professional, but i would suggest you contact magazines and publishers and supply them with a few of your shots.

I'm not sure, but I think they prefer slides. I only take prints.

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 978 times:

I've often wondered this myself. I have pix that people would no doubt be awestruck by. But, I hoard them to myself I haven't even bothered to post them on the Internet. Unfortunately, I have doubts about anyones ability to make a lucrative career out of it for 2 reasons. 1, there are a ton of photographers already out there, who (like myself) do it as a hobby. Therefore, there is a large pool of pictures already available, thus driving down the overall worth of any pic you may take. 2. There really isn't a very large market, or interest in Civil airliners on the part of the public as a whole. Most of the people your pix would be of interest to already take pix of their own. Most of the public couldn't care less, therefore watering down the potential worth of your efforts still further.

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