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User currently offlineCO787 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 25 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

I am 17 yrs. old and a relatively new member to A.net, and I was wondering, how do some of you guys get such great photos. Is it strictly good zoom lenses on your cameras, or is it clearance at the airports. If it is the latter of the two, how do you get such clearance, do you know somebody at the airport or do you work there, etc.?

Thanks in Advance!  Smile

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User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3233 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Quoting CO787 (Thread starter):
new member to A.net

First of all, Welcome  wave 

Most photographers here use High power DSLR's (i.e:Canon 20D,350D,300D,and Nikon D70's,D50's etc.

Then most have really good zoom lenses. 75-300mm 55-90mm and 100-400mm lenses. I am sure some might be ramp workers, pilots, and gate agents, therefore they get ramp clearance because it is part of there job.

~Matt wave 

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9450 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

It's a ltlle of both. A good digital camera, a good lens, a steady hand... and in some cases, a SIDA ID. Many of us that work in commercial aviation are also photo buffs and take our cameras along.

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

I take my digital with me on every trip I fly as you never what you are going to see as well as where you are going to divert to.

Sean from MCO and IND

I Don't know where I am anymore
User currently offlineCbphoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1685 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

If you have connections in the right places, you can also get on the ramp!!

Welcome to Airliners.net

ETOPS: Engines Turning or Passengers Swimming
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

I'm a 19 year old who knows my way around EWR, and places to get nice angles and where to avoid the cops. And an SLR helps.

Trust me, you can get pretty close to the action, even at spotter unfriendly airports like EWR, without ramp access of any kind.


[Edited 2005-12-27 06:40:32]

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