manzoori
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Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:09 am

Some might say it's an odd distinction to make, but I'd be interested to hear what you consider yourselves to be?

Personally I see myself as an Aviation Photographer and Enthusiast, but not a spotter. I go to airports occasionally, I go to most of the major airshows, and I work for an Aero Engine Manufacturer which means I get to see cool shots of aircraft and bloody great aero engines (You would not believe how big this Trent 900 is!!!  Wow! ). When I hear Jet noise I look up, and occasionally wish I had my D30 with me... that and a huge and disgustingly expensive Canon 'L' lens!  Wink/being sarcastic

I don't have an airband scanner (though every year at the airshows I start to consider it!), I don't take down aircraft registrations and I don't log aircraft movements.

Don't get me wrong, these are all harmless activites as far as I'm concerned, just not the sort of thing that interests me!

Cheers!

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:18 am

I am solely a Photographer.

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:30 am

Good question, I think there is lot of confusion between plane spotting and aviation photography nowdays. Lots of young enthusiasts think that someone taking photos of aircrafts is a plane spotter but not necessarly. I'm not a pure plane spotter, I don't write down registrations and movements but I consider myself a plane spotter with camera, an amateur aviation photographer.

Luis
 
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:39 am

I used to consider myself a spotter, but after I saw a person at MAN photographing, making notes of time, aircraft type, airline, registration, weather conditions, rwy in use, the number of spotters etc, I came to realise that I'm just an aviation photographer.  Smile

I also received my new camera after 1.5 months of waiting recently. Finally I can take some pictures again. Big grin Maybe I'll become a spotter in time....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:24 am

Same for me, not addicted to write down every reg I see, every aircraft I fly in. I love aviation, I love almost everything that flies, but I don't plan my trip to the airport in advance (exception for some very rare occasions), I like to have nice surprises which give me extra memories of my day out.

So defenitely an aviation photographer and an every day life photographer.

Cheers

Fabrice
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:33 am

I love the smell of Jet A in the morning...... It reminds me of Aviation!!  Big thumbs up

I just love planes and happen to be a photographer. So the two naturally go together. And other than being "forced" to try and note registration numbers so I can upload here, would never bother writing anything down. Now with digital, it's cost effective to just bang off an extra frame showing the reg numbers if possible. If not, oh well, just get a nice photo anyway.

So I'm a photographer, not a spotter.

Steve
 
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:36 am

I am a photographer and I find aircraft a very interesting subject to take pictures of. Artie

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:40 am

I love the smell of Jet A in the morning

Funnily enough, one of the reasons I bought the house I'm living in - on the day we viewed, the wind was blowing from the airport, and when I went to check out the garden ....

Definitely a photographer here - and I'm often embarrassed by people emailing me with questions about flight details etc which I can't answer. I do have a scanner (bought at Duxford waiting for the flying to start), but haven't figured out how it works yet  Smile

Cheers,

Colin

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:00 am

Like most other people here, I am just a photographer, although I look at the spotting pages on the net to get an idea what is expected to come in, and plan my airport trips to suit.

The air band scanner which I recently bought is worth its weight in gold. I no longer have to bother about leaving the airport thinking "what's coming in next?".

Craig.
 
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:09 am

When I go out to the airport I always take notes. If I don't write something then I don't feel right. First I was geting registrations just to have reference when I develop my pictures.
Spotters collect frames (cn/ln) and write them down. I collect pictures of US/DL fleet on the picures.
So I am 50/50  Smile

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:20 am

I just shoot aircraft,

Of course I have an interest in aviation, I like going to the airport, but I wouldn't go without my camera unless there was another purpose. I don't take down registrations and I don't own a scanner or anything.
 
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:23 am

I'm just an amateur photographer. I started photographing aircraft at age 14 with my
parents point-and-shot camera. I never really spotted at all. I accept spotters, but
personally want to be able to show a picture as "proof" of what I have seen.

Anders
 
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:58 am

I am too an amateur aviation photographer and how I love it  Smile. No need for me to take down notes of registrations when I am at airports as I can catch most of them in my pictures.

People that stand there taking notes and the ones that shoot pictures of planes are two different things I think as in the topic.

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:02 am

I take the following to the airport:

camera, scanner, notebook, and a quarter for the phone call from the jail.
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spot

Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:22 am

I don't own a scanner or a ladder.

So I guess that makes me a poor spotter and a very short photographer.
 
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 4:06 am

Bill...you don't need a ladder. You need an F150 pickup with a platform in the bed so you can see over the fence. Throw a lawnchair back there and you have it made. (a cooler is also a handy option.)

I never understood the fun of copying reg #'s, but I guess they look at us with all out camera gear and think we are a bunch of nuts. (and my wife would agree...)
 
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 4:45 am

Primarily a photographer but I think I have some spotter elements as well, I always have a look at the reg of every plane. Mainly the cause of my slideshooting frenzy where you don't want to shoot the same plane over and over again.

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:10 am

I am an aviation photographer.
Back when I was young like in the elementary/junior high days I was a spotter going out to the airport with my mama to watch airplanes land and take off.
Things changed now, also I can't stand to be at the airport without my camera as nearly everytime I am there without my photo gear something interesting is always there and that gets me mad. When I return with my gear it departs off so I miss it.
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:24 am

Used to just a spotter, but then one day decided that photography looked like a lot of fun Big grin

Tried then to do both, then ended up trying to organise my pictures like a spotter, and in the end completely gave up and became a 100% photographer early!

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:35 am

I'm with you Manzoori.

I consider my self an Aviation Photographer and Enthusiast, too. But up at the University of North Dakota we just shorten it down to being an APE.

pilottim747

BTW, there are a couple APEs lurking around campus up here and more to come.
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:39 am

i would say the best description for myself would be an amateur aviation photographer and an amateur photographer in general
Oh and when i'm flying the airplane i'm the offical inflight photographer Big grin

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:39 am

Good question!
I don't know who I am. I collect photos by airplane registrations. But only my photos  Smile
 
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 6:09 am

Which one makes more sense.....

SPOTTER... Investment, 1 Steno Pad, 1 Pencil = $ 2.95

PHOTOGRAPHER...Investment, Many Cameras, Many Lenses = $ 5000.00+

But darn I like photos.

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 6:20 am

I'm a pure planespotter, and only take pictures of what I consider to be rare things. Last time I was in BRU, I took 5 pictures (three from the last RJ flight, and 2 close ups of an MS B743 + MS a/w A321 standing besides eachother).

I plann my trips far in advance, try to see as much different airports as possible, and I'm a pure registration spotter.

In Europe, FRA/LHR/MAN/MUC/FCO/MAD/MS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS/LGW are the places to be! Big grin

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 6:32 am

I consider myself a photographer, and I do not write down regs unless:

1. The angle of my shot doesnt reveal it, this way I can remember
2. I see a plane, don't have my camera, and it piques my curiousity enough to go investigate further...

I had a scanner but its been busted for several years now, and have other things I'd rather spend my money on before I replace it...

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:35 am

Well I used to be a spotter, I guess. I got frusterated getting pictures rejected and felt like if they couldn't be accepted they must be bad and so I quit and stuck to writing registrations down etc. One of my favorite things to do was to collect AA 757 registrations...it sounds boring but it was quite fun because every time you see one come in you get excited hoping its a plane you have not seen before. Then I learned how to use photoshop and fix up those pictures that were once rejected and learned how to make an "okay" picture a lot better. Then I started to really get into it and the rest is history. I own a scanner and I'm suprised most don't. I like sitting down relaxing and when I hear something of interest coming in, I get ready. Plus it helps me choose which runway to go to...

Ryan Kaskel - MIA
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:39 am

I consider myself to be a.... CMF spotter

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:26 am

Definitely a photographer but I appreciate the detail that spotters put into the hobby. The census information that spotters generates is a big help for me to identify my photos.

I shifted from military interests to airlines when the military subjects became just so many shades of gray.
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:36 am

Hi Guys

The word "Planespotter" is a disgusting word to many here who cringe at the thought of being called one. Aviation Enthusiast is a better word for most I guess. I have never met a planespotter as most claim they are not.

Me personally I don't know what to call myself. I work 40+ Hours per week in a aviation job and its my job to know registrations and aircraft information but then again its because I have to not because I want to. My photography is a great hobby and it kills out the "Having to go to work" thing and makes working easier and feels like your getting paid for your hobby. Not many people here can say that..

Colin
 
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:38 am

I believe LGW uses a brick when he's at Gatwick...so what that makes him?  Confused  Confused
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:41 am

I am a bizjet spotter. The write down the numbers. Subscribe to JP Bizjet every year. I am mainly a photographer though.
 
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 11:07 am

Good discussion as I see a lot of people around here in Houston calling themselves spotters in the local media when all they are are photographers.
NOT THAT THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT, but with the Super Bowl here in two months, the local media will see what spotting really is...I do applaud the local guys here for at least getting the media attention  Smile

Me, I am an airplane spotter and an airplane photographer. Lots of numbers written down on numerous memo pads going back to 1992. Bizjets, Liners, and military transports go into the database I use. Been shooting Kodachrome slides since mid 1993...You can always spot at an airport, no matter what the weather.

Keep it coming.
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 11:08 am

I have something from both sides...

First of all I'm an photographer... and when it turns out (at home) It was the first time I have photographed that aircraft I'll print it. But my 'print' collection is only Belgian Military and Civil stuff... nothing foreign or exotic. Sometimes I'll write down serials too, when it wasn't possible to photograph them.

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:46 pm

when i was a teen I shot a few pics with those grainy 110mm cameras but for some reason I didnt realize things come and go so fast in aviation and I stopped taking pics. Now I wish I had all those subjects I saw..

However, I've always I kept a record of all the Airlines/aircraft i've ever seen.

I was self motivated by pictures in magazines and never met anyone who took pictures back then.

I went to the airport periodically just to check out what was new, made notes of a few registrations and liveries of rare stuff so I could draw them or just for a record. This was at MCO in the early 90's. SE-DNC a Linjeflyg 735, was one of the first rare visitors that was parked in the airport for a while, allowing me to even remember the registration. I dont usually write regs down.

Started to take pics again in 98 with a family camera and got me a decent camera and started to shoot slides in late 2000.

I only shoot strictly commercial/airline stuff that has a livery, no bizjets or any military planes

M.R.
 
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:50 pm

.. also it doesnt interest me to get the whole fleet of an airline.. just having a decent shot of every Airline's aircraft type is what I care for  Smile
 
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 4:20 pm

Both (how sad)  Big grin - take registrations and also take pictures.
Have been 'spotting' since 1980 and taking pics with my own camera since 1984. Both hobbies have grown over the years and give me great pleasure which is the whole point.
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 4:40 pm

A340Spotter...You mention a database that you use to keep track of your spotting. Do you have a specific program that you use as a database?

Does anyone in the forum have any specific programs or templates that they use to keep track of their photos and/or spotting that you could tell me about?

Sorry for this being a little off topic.

Daren
 
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:34 pm

Spotter first of all, it's all about construction numbers! Always write down the flightno. (as heard on the scanner) and time.
But I also like to take pictures of planes that are interesting to me (and this can even be an easyJet 733...), and I take the regi's from the photo (if it's not there, the photo will be thrown away)


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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 6:29 pm

Does anyone in the forum have any specific programs or templates

I used to manage my photo collection through an MS Access application, but have since migrated this to a program called Imatch - this uses a light table approach for viewing, sorting, searching your images, but also allows you to add descriptive text as well as offering a very powerful category assignment feature. I'm still migrating my collection into Imatch, but so far I have some 15K photos indexed and perfomance is excellent - retrieval/display of a given pic or group of pics is almost instant.

Cheers,

Colin

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 6:43 pm

also allows you to add descriptive text as well as offering a very powerful category assignment feature

Is this realized through IPTC?

Thomas
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:53 pm

I would call myself a photographer and not a spotter. I do have an interest in aircraft but will not go to the airport if i dont have a camera. Everyone has their own interests and if someone wants to stand out there all day just watching, then that is their choice.

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:04 pm

Is this realized through IPTC?

Hmmm - sort of - Imatch supports IPTC, but isn't dependent on it. Have a look at http://www.photools.com/

Cheers,

Colin
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:51 pm

Both.

I try to get as perfect side shots (or a bit from the front) as possible, so the reg would be also visible. Too bad these kind of shots are not that popular anymore.  Smile

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:52 pm

I log landing and airborne times on aircraft almost every day, I even write down some registrations now and then, and listen to airband! However, I don't consider myself a spotter, but aviation photographer, ...because logging landing times etc. isn't a hobby. It's what I do for living.  Smokin cool

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 9:14 pm

I try to get as perfect side shots (or a bit from the front) as possible, so the reg would be also visible. Too bad these kind of shots are not that popular anymore.

Joge, you'll always have my sympathy when it comes to side on shots!
 
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Fri Dec 12, 2003 9:19 pm

Thanks, Unique.

BTW, I may fly over to ZRH in few months or next summer. I'll let you know if so.

-Joge
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Sat Dec 13, 2003 12:31 am

Daren3006

if you want a programme for spotting and getting regular updates try

www.aviationdatabases.co.

I use this system as it is very good
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Sat Dec 13, 2003 12:00 pm

Well, I think I definitely am an aviation photographer. I don't care at all about the registrations. When I see them on the photo it is fine, I will then use them for filing purposes. If no reg is visible I don't mind.

I am also not too much a friend of the typical 50mm 90° full frame side shots, but rather prefer closeups, frontal views and action photos from any angle. In my view these side shots are nice for an aircraft catalogue and for trading slides, but since I am not interested in either, I don't really bother for this type of photos. Ironically though that my photo with the most hits in the a.net database is a side shot  Big grin

I also like to fly on as many different aircraft type as possible and sometimes even take an occiasional detour in order to get on the aircraft I want. This way I happened to experience the Boeing 717, 737-900 and the A318 last month...

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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Mon Dec 15, 2003 7:19 pm

I'm really a spotter who also loves to take photos. There's nothing better than spotting at a great airport where it's easy to take photos. Sadly, these days, places like that are becoming increasingly rare and difficult to find.  Sad
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RE: Are You An Aviation Photographer Or Plane Spotter?

Tue Dec 16, 2003 5:57 am

I guess I'm both a photographer and an enthusiast, because I enjoy taking pictures of planes and aviation in general. (Even though I don't get to often.) Even if I don't go to take pictures of planes, I love going to the airport and just watching. There's something about airplanes, that I love. Every time I see one take off I am amazed something that heavy and that big can move people across oceans to far away lands, going hundreds of miles per hour all while over 30,000 feet in the air.

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