garry
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Anyone Taken Pictures At Doha

Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:42 am

Guys, I'm off to Doha for a short holiday and wondered if anyone had any experience of taking pictures out there?

Any tips gratefully received.

Garry
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RE: Anyone Taken Pictures At Doha

Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:00 am

Garry,

BMIFlyer has just returned from Doha.. He doesn't read this forum so ill see if i can get his eye over here to this thread.

Lew  goodvibes 
 
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RE: Anyone Taken Pictures At Doha

Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:04 am

Quoting Garry (Thread starter):

Hi,

Taking pictures in the airport is allowed, everyone i saw there seemed to have a camera with them!

Just do not take pics of sensitive areas like security, check in, immigration etc.

If you are going to the city, yes you can take pics, you are a tourist after all  Smile

Hope you have a good trip Big grin

Lee
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RE: Anyone Taken Pictures At Doha

Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:14 pm

Thanks Lew and Lee.

It was more the airport I was interested in. I've written to the airport to ask if I can obtain official permission so I'll see what comes of that.

Cheers
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RE: Anyone Taken Pictures At Doha

Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:06 pm

Garry, I have spent many months working in Doha. I can just about guarantee you will not be given permission for photography.

I managed to find a few spots to take some half-decent shots. The following were taken from a piece of waste land next to the Doha club:

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Unfortunately that spot is now gone as there is a building development there. Later in the morning, if they are landing over the bay (rare), you can get shots from public places along Cornich. Try near the museum roundabout (I never had any problems here):

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If you have a car and they are landing from the south (most common), you need to venture further out. There's not a lot, but you can find a secluded road to the east of the approach (the problem is that you are very exposed, parked in the middle of nowhere!):

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The two biggest problems at DOH are:
1 - photography is not allowed because the QAF has a base at the airport
2 - it's a very boring airport unless you really like QR!
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RE: Anyone Taken Pictures At Doha

Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:19 pm

Steve - that's great information, thanks for taking the time to post.

If you don't hear from me in the forum after say 2 weeks you'll know I've been arrested.  Wink

Thanks
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RE: Anyone Taken Pictures At Doha

Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:46 pm

Quoting Garry (Reply 3):
I've written to the airport to ask if I can obtain official permission so I'll see what comes of that.

Good, I hope you get lucky.
It's not impossible at all. I've spent 7 days in a row on the ramp in DOH.
You just have to have the right reason, or get to the right person.... as usual.. and be patient!


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Good luck and please tell us how it all went.

Indeed, the Qatar Airways are in majority but for me there were several other goodies to shoot as well.


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RE: Anyone Taken Pictures At Doha

Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:56 pm

Hi Tommy - so there is hope!

Your photo's are excellent, you must be delighted.

Hope you don't mind me asking but did you get access due to the benefits of work or did you know a friend of a friend?  cheeky 

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RE: Anyone Taken Pictures At Doha

Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:58 pm

He cheated sort of, being AirPixPro staff you know!  Wink

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RE: Anyone Taken Pictures At Doha

Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:17 am

Quoting Jan Mogren (Reply 8):
He cheated sort of, being AirPixPro staff you know!

And after all this revealing pixel by pixel, great to see your site is online and operational finally Jan / Tommy  Wink

Stunning first impression for me.

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RE: Anyone Taken Pictures At Doha

Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:25 am

Quoting INNflight (Reply 9):
great to see your site is online and operational finally Jan / Tommy

Stunning first impression for me.

Thanks Flo!

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RE: Anyone Taken Pictures At Doha

Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:55 am

Quoting Garry (Reply 7):
Hope you don't mind me asking but did you get access due to the benefits of work or did you know a friend of a friend?

This time it was while shooting with Qatar Airways, but with all the turns in and out of the permission office.... The right letter will get you access.
You just have to get the right person in a good mood and have a lot of patience. I was lucky.

Quoting INNflight (Reply 9):
great to see your site is online and operational finally

Thanks Flo!
It's a start...


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