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Photo Clearence

Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:35 am

I am 17 yrs. old and a relatively new member to, 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.?

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RE: Photo Clearence

Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:45 am

Quoting CO787 (Thread starter):
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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.

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RE: Photo Clearence

Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:49 am

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.
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RE: Photo Clearence

Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:45 pm

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.

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RE: Photo Clearence

Tue Dec 27, 2005 2:32 pm

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

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RE: Photo Clearence

Tue Dec 27, 2005 2:35 pm

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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