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Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:55 am

Ok, we all have some pics in the DB and this is just a big goal itslef for most of us. But which is your next challenge in aviation photography ? A cockpit shot ? A shot made with the "panning" tecnique ? A night shot ?
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linco22
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:58 am

Well my next step is in photography as a whole. Well its an idea. Its to build a good portfolio for myself and produce my own website. But heck, I don't have much of a clue how to do either  Confused

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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:07 am

I ve got different things on my radar for the next time. Some are places I want to visit, some are different style of photography.

Places:
a) AYT during summer, the IL86 headquarter of the World. (Pretty challenging as Avphotography is not so popular in turkey ...)
b) Machynlleth Loop area.
c) INN and SZG this winterseason.

Technic:
a) A2G photography at a place like LAX or so.
b) A decent long exposure nightshot of an aircraft taking off on the 32 or 34 @ ZRH.

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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:09 am

Mine is to get a good panning shot using my non-stabilised telelens. My bests are:

300mm, 1/100th, IS
200mm, 1/100th, non-IS

My goal is either 1/50th or lower, non-IS, 200mm

or

1/30th or maybe lower, IS, 200mm+


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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:23 am

My goal is to stick to not smoking... I've quit 3 1/2 weeks ago.

What this has to do with aviation photography: the money saved is going straight into my new camera fund.

Also, it may prevent me from burning my arm again while holding the camera in front of my face with a burning fag hanging out of the corner of my mouth.
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:41 am

Quoting Rotate (Reply 2):
c) INN and SZG this winterseason.

when are you going to INN? AirKas1 and me will be there 5-8th of Jan.
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:09 am

Well, my main goal is to get my first DSLR... Then a top of the day and my website...
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:57 am

I would like to be able to make high quality and interesting photos at bad weather conditions such as rain, dust fog and grey sky. These are the weather conditions at my home area for the most time so I try and try and try....

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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:04 am

I'm aiming to get more artisitic (That, for myself and not aimed at Airliners.net). Shots I have in mind are those at sunset, and paticulary sunrise with low fog/mist.

I'm wanting to get far more interesting and more 'wow' shots, so thats my aim for Winter 2006/2007. Weather I get frozen or not, I won't care as long as I get some results that *I'm* pleased with.


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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:35 am

Equipment:
Zuiko Digital 50-200mm f2.8-3.5
Zuiko Digital 1.4x converter
The above combination will give me a lens that is a 140-560, adding 260mm to my present maximum.

Shots:
I really want to go spotting at EWR to get some widebodies. I don't get to go often, and here at ABE there's rarely anything really interesting, unless US sends a special-scheme aircraft, or if there's a diversion.

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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:45 am

Quoting NicolasRubio (Reply 6):
Well, my main goal is to get my first DSLR

Same goal here as well.  thumbsup 

I usually borrow a DSLR from my girlfriend´s brother, so next time I get it I want to try some sunset shots in AEP (a very humble goal, but it´s a good start).  ashamed 

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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:09 am

Build a client base, make photomoney and pay off all this equipment...
 
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:16 am

I'd really like a chance to do some air-to-air shots. That's my goal for next year.
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:48 am

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 3):
My goal is either 1/50th or lower, non-IS, 200mm

or

1/30th or maybe lower, IS, 200mm+

David,
let me suggest you use a good and sturdy tripod if you want to get that slow.
Good luck,  Wink

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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:13 am

Panning with at least 1 sec exposure at night  Smile Working hard already.

Quoting Soon7x7 (Reply 11):
Build a client base, make photomoney and pay off all this equipment...

Sounds foolproof and easy, can I join?  duck 
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:16 am

Quoting Ander (Reply 13):
David,
let me suggest you use a good and sturdy tripod if you want to get that slow.

Tripod for 1/30th?! No way! Handheld is more challenging and ultimately more rewarding when you get nice results! I would only consider use of a tripod below 1/10th... Big grin
 
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:19 am

Quoting Ander (Reply 13):
David,
let me suggest you use a good and sturdy tripod if you want to get that slow.

Hmm, I'm talking about panning, not static...  confused 
 
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:41 am

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 16):
Hmm, I'm talking about panning, not static...

Tripod heads can usually pan too David

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eadster
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:08 am

For me, a top of the day shot - Only ever been as high as 3.

But more importantly I'd love to have the opportunity of doing some Air 2 Air of something like a 737 or bigger of course. I've done heaps of small aircraft but would like to try something bigger and faster.
 
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:17 am

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 16):
Hmm, I'm talking about panning, not static...

Yes, David,
me too  Big grin
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:19 am

Quoting QantasA332 (Reply 15):
Handheld is more challenging and ultimately more rewarding when you get nice results! I would only consider use of a tripod below 1/10th.

If you are only looking for a challenge, then it's ok.
If you're looking to get a good shot, then you better use agood tripod.
Other than that it is a matter of luck.
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:57 am

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 17):
Tripod heads can usually pan too David

Tripod heads can, I know, but I haven't been lucky with a tripod (the head is fixed), and its head is a bad one. When using the 70-200 f/4L with the tripod mount ring, the handle has to be faced forward to be able to put the camera on with the grip. It's a real pain in the neck to remove the E1 and grip only to get the handle in the back. I guess I'll be panning on little higher speed in hotter weather, shaky hands is a no-no when panning, IMO, and probably IOO too.
 
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:58 am

Quoting INNflight (Reply 14):
Panning with at least 1 sec exposure at night Working hard already.

Flo, thats nearly ( blockhead  ) impossibel. If you get it right .... , let me know! If so , I am 100% sure u want get it into the DB  devil .

Quoting Ander (Reply 20):
Quoting QantasA332 (Reply 15):
Handheld is more challenging and ultimately more rewarding when you get nice results! I would only consider use of a tripod below 1/10th.

If you are only looking for a challenge, then it's ok.
If you're looking to get a good shot, then you better use agood tripod.
Other than that it is a matter of luck.
Ander

I asume you are not talking static. What does the tripod give u? A more "stabalized" vertical movement .... , so what? I fyou look for panning - get rid of the 1 or 3 -pod ... , it does NOT help you.

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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:23 am

Quoting Rotate (Reply 22):
A more "stabalized" vertical movement .... , so what?

Yes, of course. And it will also get rid of some inevitable shake of your hands.
And it will let you shoot much longer. I've done a few panning sessions and after a while a long lens will droop unless you have big arms.

Quoting Rotate (Reply 22):
it does NOT help you.

If you don´t like it don't use it, but it will deffinitely help you get more good shots.
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:57 am

Quoting JRadier (Reply 5):
Quoting Rotate (Reply 2):
c) INN and SZG this winterseason.

when are you going to INN? AirKas1 and me will be there 5-8th of Jan.

Dont know yet. I ve got a spare weekend in FEB. I really not spontanious as I have my small family ... , might be that I take a fast 2 hrs drive to INN from ZRH with my car, if weather is good on a saturday ...

Robin
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:45 pm

Shooting purely for monetary gain. NO more BS trips just for pictures
 
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:47 pm

GOALS!

-Shoot more at other airports across the state... 80 of my 98 shots are from SAT
-Try to work out a little something with the SAT security. haha
-Really start to learn all the spotting at AUS (I'll be attending UT-Austin next fall... Hook 'em Horns!)
-Get some beautiful night shots at SAT... IAH spotters have been pouring out night gems for years now!
-And mayyybe a few trips around the country this year.. (I'm thinking PHX, maybe LAX, ATL, a few others)


As for panning, I've never gotten one on here...  Sad JPnet took two of mine: IS lens, handheld... 1/30sec; one was at 300mm, and one at 400mm. So I guess another goal would be to get a few panning shots here on Anet! haha

-Mike
 
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:15 pm

Quoting Rotate (Reply 22):
Flo, thats nearly ( ) impossibel. If you get it right .... , let me know!

You think? I've met a magazine staffer two years ago who had quite a few reasonable ones. Let me know when you're at INN.  Smile

I have a long and dark winter ahead I guess...  Embarrassment
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:51 pm

I'd rather look at this question as "next step in photography". I think I have greater and more rewarding challenges for myself photographing other things than airplanes: people, sports, landscapes & animals for example.
Of course, in aviation I'd love to take air-to-air/ground shots, but that just isn't going to happen anytime soon. I don't travel around chasing airplanes on spotting trips, so I'm basically limited to AMS and the occasional airfield I come across on my holidays. Of course I thoroughly enjoy that, but at some point you get stuck in a rut. So... Non-aviation is where the challenges are for me, which also has a lot more diversity and possibilities.  Smile

Ed
 
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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:19 pm

I'm not going to take any big step, but there are some things I have on my to-do list.

Like Ed I think in non-aviation there is a lot to learn and it's there I'll be taking some steps ahead.

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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:07 pm

Aviation

1) Try to get a best of the day photo

2) Try to get a photographers choice photo

3) Upgrade from 20D to 1D Mk II

4) Try to tackle my backlog of photo's. (Impossible task as im only now doing Jun 05 !!!!! )


Non Aviation. (Sport)

Get a full page poster or front cover in a magazine. (Already done it many times for newspapers (back page) , but not yet in a magazine)

Improve income from freelance sports work that i currently now handle. To pay for the above camera upgrade.


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RE: Your Next Step In Aviation Photography

Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:14 am

Fill my portfolio to 500 somewhere next year and quit.
After which I will concentrate my self on UFO photography......... a lot less busy so it seems Big grin
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