Just a simple but important question here:
Why dont aviation photgraphers label their slides? this can become a major problem to the person that may be looking for the "perfect" shot on a slide of an aircraft that they might want use in a publication or a webpage..only to find no name......especially when it has changed hands 10 million times????? What is the practicality of neglecting to do this? Are photographers purposefully leaving a name off or is it just forgetfullness????
The reason I bring this up is because I am working on an FH-227 Webpage and a lot of the slides and or scanned slides that i run into have no name......am i to assume that the slide just shot itself????? Am i making a point here????
So let me post yet another question, if for example i have obtained such an "unknown" slide in my search for those shots....Is it ethical for me to put it into a non commercial personal website with photographer listed as "Unknown" with the understanding that if the original Photgrapher should recognise his or her work that they would contact me and let me know, to either give them the credit they deserve for their work or remove it?????
Im asking all of you this question...I myself would NEVER shoot and trade or sell ANY slide of mine unless I at least had some sort of identification on it.....I intend on putting these orphans on my website....hoping that some one will claim them...but im doing so only to show the aircraft's proper history...not to try and make any money.....Am i a total idiot for doing such?????
You tell me.......BTW these unlabeld slides cosist of maybe 25% of the total photos that i have accumutaled and i have accumulated approximately 250-270 pics...
Sincerely, Gary C. Orlando
AccessAir Airliners chatroom operator