Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3723 posts, RR: 25 Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1235 times:
This goes way beyond timing..this is skill!
Obviously the photographer Tommy T knew what kind of image he wanted, and like any good photographer he probably scouted out this area in advance and knew what to expect, a fast motordrive probably came in handy as well.
I agree this is an incredible shot ! And a great example of going beyond the cliched 'profile' shot.
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3723 posts, RR: 25 Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1122 times:
That may be true, but I would suggest that you look at his submissions. Then you would know that this man is a SKILLED photographer! He knows how to handle a camera, and knows what to anticipate from his subject....namely aircraft!
Luck plays such an infinitesimally small part in his work, it is not even worth mentioning. Do you consider Mark Garfinkle's or Vasco Garcia's work ..luck ? I certainly do not, the same rules apply.
Granted Tommy T's selection of film(it would appear to be print) leaves a lot to be desired, still this guy knows how to take pics.
Glenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1112 times:
I was not questioning his skill as a photographer. Just the timing was all luck. What skill do you need to find the spot to take the shot. Anybody with a little intelligence would have known that it was going to fly between the building and it would have been all timing and luck from there. For those of you who don't know, the nmirror lifts before the shutter opens, at this point you are not looking at the subject, then the shutter opens or slides depending on the camera and then the exposure is made. To take this shot, I would guess he hit the release button as soon as he saw the nose and by the time his reactions had taken place and the camera had done his thing, a few little milliseconds, perhaps longer would have elapsed and the aircraft proceeded a little further, I like the shot and wish I had taken it however, being a photogfrapher myself I know when I have jagged a shot and when I have used real skill