Thom@s
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Ramp Photography Routines?

Fri Mar 07, 2003 9:19 pm

Just a question for those of you who have ramp acces to airports:

Do you follow a certain routine when you take pictures of aircrafts? (Angles or effects etc)

I have kind of a routine myself where I normally take pictures like these:

First there is always the standard side shot:

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Then a shot from the front:

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Then I tend to take a shot of the tail and engine, in the same picture.

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Closely followed by a cockpit and cabin photo:

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Feel fre to show examples of how you prefer to "go at it" when you take pictures, and join my shamelsee plugfest.  Smile

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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Fri Mar 07, 2003 11:31 pm

When I take photos on the ramp, I prefer side shots. Occasionally, I took photos when the aircraft was moving towards me.

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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Sat Mar 08, 2003 12:06 am

On the ramp....

it's priority 1 on getting:
clear background
all closed up
nice side on sun
reg visible
full side on or slight front...

Such as this:


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Then, if there's time....I always love to switch to the D60 for some
details...
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while running for the runway's edge for the last touch...


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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Sat Mar 08, 2003 2:56 am

I'd always try to get a cockpit or/and a cabin shot.

I'm under 18 years, so I'm only allowed to acess the ramp with a grown up person, but I have lots of friends....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Sat Mar 08, 2003 3:09 am

When I had access (albeit limited and under escort) back in those compartively halcyon days before 9/11, I liked to show a 'working' ramp a buz with activity.

Some pics from the ramp before 9/11


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Some shots taken after 9/11 with 300mm and 400mm lenses.


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A shot that for obvious reasons would not make A.Net's database, but I still like it.

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.cgi?31693

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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Sat Mar 08, 2003 4:30 am

I'll see when I hit the ramp at KVNY this summer. Id unno but Side-on shots really bore me. I'm convinced that the whole point of digital photography is trying weird and new angles and having your own style. What I like goes into my camera.
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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Sat Mar 08, 2003 4:46 am

What is the point of conventional photography Clovis?

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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Sat Mar 08, 2003 5:10 am

lol. Both are the same Luis  Smile But digital gives you more flexibility to try new stuff then conventional IMO, unless you have lots of money for film. Big grin

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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Sat Mar 08, 2003 2:10 pm

I don't really have any routines expect to try and get 50mm side on shots. But they are not always priority.


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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Sat Mar 08, 2003 3:10 pm

I always try to get the side ons but also get some different angles.


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These were taken from the roof, but I guess you could say they are field shots:



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Or if its an accident I will try to get a "overview" and a close up



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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Sat Mar 08, 2003 4:26 pm

Thomas:

The shot from planepictures is very good! You've exactly got it  Big thumbs up
Gon on shooting like this!

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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Sun Mar 09, 2003 7:29 am

Thanks Florian,

If and when I can ever access an airport ramp again , I will indeed get more of these type of shots.

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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Mon Mar 10, 2003 4:41 pm


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Whoa!  Big thumbs up

But what are those spots on the nose? Oh well, I guess even planes hit puberty...

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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Mon Mar 10, 2003 9:42 pm

Nice shots Thom@s.

I think a routine that enables you to prioritize the types of views you take is a good idea. My second choice would be a "3/4 Front" view, like

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I had to search through 12 pages of recent uploads to find this one, so it appears as though many photographers have deliberately avoided this view.

Lately I'm trying to use the greater field-of-view of my wide angle lenses to include additonal interesting matter, such as human interest subjects. This to me is better than a wide angle shot that simply distorts the proportions of familiar aircraft-a common theme here lately.

 
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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 6:22 pm

Thanks Tom.

I assume from your picture that you didn't take it standing straight up. I've started taking pictures from a lower perspective lately, and hope someday the effect will provide a very nice photo. This is all I've got so far.  Smile


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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 9:39 pm

Thom@s,
I didn't take that picture, it was just the first example of a "3/4 front" view that I found. The Hutchings photo is quite dramatic. One thing to be careful about when taking shots like that is to ensure the ramp in front of the camera is clean. In the pre-Photoshop days, I had some similar shots ruined due to cigarette filters and other small pieces of trash becoming a distraction in the foreground. Also, concrete ramps where the slabs are joined by asphalt seams produce a pattern that more often than not is harmful to the picture.

Unfortunately, I'm usually in such a hurry that I don't try artistic views too often. My first priority in any given shot is to hide background distractions, usually by lining the subject aircraft up so they are behind it. Ramp access helps provide the time for creativity, and I don't have ramp access much anymore. Come to think of it, when I did have it I was often in a chemical warfare suit working on munitions, so it didn't help much then either!
 
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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 12:44 am

When I can get ramp access around anything unique, I just go around the whole thing and snap all sorts of angles as the mood hits me and usually out of 12 photos I get 3 or 4 that really strike me after the fact. I kind of like the 3/4 rear view with some horizon visible, but that sort of shot typically isn't welcome here. It does make for some good wallpaper on the home PC though.
Unfortunately my usual ramp routine consists of bellying up to the fence and trying for any angle I can get by sticking the lens through and not damaging it.
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RE: Ramp Photography Routines?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 7:29 pm

Tom, I just realised it was infact not your photo, but anyway...  Smile

Regarding backgrounds for pictures, I must admit I feel quite gutted with the background in the very first picture in the thread. But the PR for the airport helps a little.  Smile

I'm going out again tomorrow to see if I can snap a nice angle or two.

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