Stealthz
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Where Has The Fun Gone?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:54 pm

Pilot Kaz asked in a thread in site related...

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Where the hell is the fun in photography gone??? Yea standing in a field, snapping pics or at the side of a fence can be fun, but also seeing the results and getting them uploaded was also fun

I became disenchanted with the job search process that I spent many hours on today and went out to SYD for a bit of photography, had a good time, chatted at length with a couple of local guys that just like to watch planes.

Coming home and seeing some of the threads and posts going on kind of took the edge off the day.. but then I started processing and found this....

http://www.pbase.com/chrisg/image/47381196.jpg

Kind of put some of the fun back into it!!

Cheers

Chris
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LHRSIMON
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RE: Where Has The Fun Gone?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:00 pm

Rejected due to BadPeople............. No pilots waving now allowed !!!!

Kinda sums it up for me a bit at the moment. And yes your right some of the fun has gone out of it...  Sad
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IL76
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RE: Where Has The Fun Gone?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:15 pm

Wow... You guys are easily demotivated. Is it ALL about Airliners.net? You can't live without it? If you're dissatisfied with Airliners.net, you suddenly don't like your hobby anymore? Photography is no fun if there was no internet? I think some people need to get their priorities right.

I still have fun when I come home with a new batch of shots. And only very few of them end up on the net. I do it for myself and the joy of being outside in the open air relaxing and having fun taking pictures... A.net or no A.net... I mean, one generally doesn't post holiday pictures on "holidaypics.net", yet I do hope people still like to take pictures on holiday...  Wink

Eduard
 
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RE: Where Has The Fun Gone?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:23 pm

I think Chris might have meant "Where has the fun gone on Airliners.net?"



[Edited 2005-08-08 15:23:36]
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IL76
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RE: Where Has The Fun Gone?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:25 pm

Quoting AIHTOURS (Reply 3):
"Where has the fun gone on Airliners.net?"

Oops... Okay. Forget what I said then.  blush 
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pilot kaz
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RE: Where Has The Fun Gone?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:28 pm

Quoting IL76 (Reply 2):
Wow... You guys are easily demotivated.

Wonder why that is...

Quoting IL76 (Reply 2):
Is it ALL about Airliners.net? You can't live without it?

Im sure a high number of us can live without it. A.net Was a fun place to take your photos...

Quoting IL76 (Reply 2):
If you're dissatisfied with Airliners.net, you suddenly don't like your hobby anymore?

A.net is not the centre point of photography... There are many other places I take it and im sure a lot of other members do.

Quoting IL76 (Reply 2):
Photography is no fun if there was no internet?

Of course it is fun without the internet, just the internet adds more to it. Like being able to share your photos with people around the world.

Quoting IL76 (Reply 2):
I think some people need to get their priorities right.

I think some of our priority's are fine.
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RE: Where Has The Fun Gone?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:34 pm

Quoting IL76 (Reply 2):
Wow... You guys are easily demotivated. Is it ALL about Airliners.net? You can't live without it? If you're dissatisfied with Airliners.net, you suddenly don't like your hobby anymore? Photography is no fun if there was no internet? I think some people need to get their priorities right.

Eduard I think you may have taken this the wrong way. Yes we all do have lives outside of A.net and yes we do love going out, having a bit of crack with other photographers and taking pictures. A.net is not the be all and end all, well not with me anyway, but it is a place for a lot of us to come and share our photos that we took, some are just plain, God knows I have a few of them but then we get that amazing one, a real cracker and boy is it a joy when you get it.
The unfortunate thing is, and I think this is what some are saying, well what I saying anyway, is that in the last 8 months since the half naked women thing all blew up is that A.net has become more and more restrictive. You can't upload this anymore, nor that. You can't say this nor that. You can't do this anymore you can't do that. We don't want this type of photo anymore. Do I need to go on??

Take care

Fergul  
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then photography, wildlife and landscapes
then Aviation.

Edit: Well said Kaz  bigthumbsup 

[Edited 2005-08-08 15:36:34]
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RE: Where Has The Fun Gone?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:41 pm

Queue.... thread to be locked as we should not be saying such things !!!!

Get back in your boxes photographers  Sad


Simon

PS : Sorry im in a bit of a s##t mood today !!!!
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RE: Where Has The Fun Gone?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:55 pm

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 8):

tut tut  Sad
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RE: Where Has The Fun Gone?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:11 pm

I understand your frustration on the stricter rules of acceptance in a.net however you must also think that the bigger the database of this forum , the more expensive it is to maintain (I am not sure how does Johan handle this but he did a fantastic job to keep improving the website). As you know, there are many photographers in the world uploading shots and therefore quality must be high. I am sure they have the reason why they don't allow waving pilot photos, it's a decision we have to decide. This is life, sometimes you gain and sometimes you lose so chill out , don't let this spoil your hobby. Enjoy yourself . I enjoy checking out the forums here and uploading photos whether they are rejected or not. If they are rejected, I try my best to improve the quality by asking my fellow photographers for help.


Cheers

Charles
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RE: Where Has The Fun Gone?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:12 pm

Hi all,

Why do people always put a JP link or tell everyone the grass is greener on the other side?

If so then why don't the photographers who are unhappy go to JP and leave a.net for good? Very, very few actually do and a couple I know who have don'e so have actually come back and uploaded to a.net since.

I agree fun is important, especially with the internet but I really feel that Eduard is right, he didn't go over the top in my view I just get the feeling that many people feel a.net is aviation photography and it's the be all and end all

It is not a matter of fun dissapearing it is all about practicalities. We can't have hundreds of posts "my mate has got 76 photos on a.net" "wow 167 photos on a.net" etc in the same way as we cant have hundreds of photos zoomed in on the cockpit glass with comments "wow look at that" if the rules are changed it doesnt mean the fun ends.

As is always the case, especially with websites if you dont like it take your ball and play elsewhere

Cheers

Ben Pritchard
 
Stealthz
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RE: Where Has The Fun Gone?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:27 pm

Charles,

This thread and the others I referred to have nothing to do with quality or photo acceptances.
It also has nothing to do with waving pilot photos on the data base,* I have no intention of uploading this photo, I was merely pointing out that seeing someone who obviously enjoys his job and happy enough to acknowledge someone observing him at work, was a pleasant thing.

Eduard, as pointed out and as you acknowledged, I did not mean the fun had gone out of photography, The thousands of slides taken over the last 30 years are a testament to the fact that I am not in this just for the internet exposure.

Regards

Chris

* I did notice in todays acceptances a "waving pilot" photo sneak in.. and I don't care I like the shot!!
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RE: Where Has The Fun Gone?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:38 pm

We do our very best to keep photographers on Airliners.net. We improve our services like the MyPhotos section and the stats and as you know I have tried very hard to come up with a way to get the queue down.

The standards on Airliners.net are very high. I fully understand that it is not fun to get photos rejected over and over without understanding why. We have worked very hard on the rejection notices and tried to make it as clear as possible why a particular photo was rejected. We are working on further improvements.

But our high standards will remain and even increase.

Our sister-site, http://www.myaviation.net/ has been created for those that wants to have their photos on the Internet without getting rejections. The photos on that site can be very interesting, original and special as photos are not rejected unless they aren't aviation related. You will find a lot of stuff there that you cannot find on Airliners.net. Both sites have their good and bad sides but they complement each other very well.

Anyway, this issue has been discussed several times in the past and I am locking this thread as you should instead read those (and my detailed replies) instead of starting yet another one.

Regards,
Johan
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