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Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:17 pm

So what did you all accomplish in 2006 that really stuck out for you this year, in regards to photography? For me, #1 had to be finally getting runway access for photography at 2 airports (LAX and SRQ) and gaining ramp access at 3 new airports (TPA, DAB and eventually ended up working at MCO). Going from nearly zero access to getting 5 airports in one year blew my mind. Finally shooting a bit in England was also a big deal for me. Getting a new camera earlier this year was another accomplishment and getting a few more top of the days didn't hurt either. What about you all?

Here's to more photography fun in 2007!

Happy New Years everyone!

-Justin

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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:19 pm

Quoting DLX737200 (Thread starter):
What about you all?

Has to be meeting you Justin. Big grin
 
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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:07 am

I couldn't go out as much as I wanted but it still was a good year with nice photography and I finally captured the A380.

Besides selling enough photos against good prices to buy a new body I got a 747 simulator ride as a trade for some pictures. Now, that was great!





a Happy and Healthy 2007 for everyone!

Roel.

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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:08 am

Quoting DLX737200 (Thread starter):
So what did you all accomplish in 2006 that really stuck out for you this year, in regards to photography?

Nothing, it was just a routine year, photography-wise. As years come, it came. As years go, it went.
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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:18 am

Quoting DLX737200 (Thread starter):
So what did you all accomplish in 2006 that really stuck out for you this year, in regards to photography?

Went from 'so- so' money to "Cha-CHing'!

..and the best part of all, it had nothing to do with airplanes. It's amazing the $$ to be made with a camera.
 
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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:28 am

Bought a DSLR (Olympus Evolt E-500)

and spotted some airports for the first time. (JFK, ABE, PBI, LSGS)

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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:31 am

Quoting JeffM (Reply 4):
it had nothing to do with airplanes

I've heard top shelf pron can be quite lucrative too.
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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:31 am

For me, my main accumplishment was getting photo's published in Airliner World and Air Internataional magazines as well as shown on the BBC, Granada TV and in the Mirror newspaper. It's a nice feeling having prepared for a particular photo, being in the right place at the right time then someone wanting to use it to illustrate a story. Photography wise, just learning to use the camera better to achieve better quality results.

Happy new year!

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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:50 am

Hi all,

Not been a very fruitful year for me in terms of photography for one reason or another which has been a shame, but hope to get back on track in 2007.

Ben
 
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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:06 am

Hi.

My first real SLR and it's a DSLR and few achievements on ANet

A-380 and Willi

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P4-MES and my first Anet 747

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The one and only An-225

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And Vladimir Putins planes

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Also some trips to Berlin, HAM, LEJ and DUS.

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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:21 am

Quoting JeffM (Reply 4):
It's amazing the $$ to be made with a camera.

So true. the amount of stuff I've turned down from people saying they would pay me to take photos for them is quite astonishing.  Smile

Best part of it all is that i have kept my camera gear for my hobby and not turned it into some type of 'work'.
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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:22 am

I guess an air to air shoot and ramp access for an afternoon at SFO.

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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:39 am

I shot Peter Max on his first appearance in PHX
Finally upgraded to a DSLR
Spotted at airports on both coasts: LAX, LAS, PHX, DFW, CLE, BWI, FLL
Got my first flight deck shots (on an FL 717)
Met a few more a.netters and spotted with them, including Halcyon
And although it won't be in print for another few weeks, I'm finally getting my first shot published.

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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:46 am

Quoting Dazbo5 (Reply 7):
Airliner World

Were they the Thomsonfly ones? I remember reading the magazine (in the departure lounge at EMA) and thinking, I've probably looked at that photo on my computer at home when I saw your name, Great achievement!

I missed out an opportinity with Airliner World's 'logbook' section I think its called (the bit about reg-changes). I had a pretty new picture of G-TCBA but never sent it in, same with G-TOYH. Not that they would have definatly included them, but it would have been worth a try.

For me 2006 has been a reasonable year for photography, with my new DSLR and lenses, which has really made the year into a learning process! 2005 was similar though with my new camera then. So on the whole, its been quite similar to 2005. The weather has been a bit dissapointing though, with me only having 1 day of sun at EMA during the whole year if I remember the days rightly.

Here is to 2007!
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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:48 am

2 things for me

1. Getting my first published shot, a cover non-the-less
2. Getting into nightshooting, which took me on a fairly last minute trip to IAH in the final week of the year.

I'll see what 2007 brings...

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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:52 am

Well, my accomplishments this year include:

- I got my first decent point and shoot (Nikon Coolpix 5600), with which I shot all of the pictures I have in the DB

- I got my first picture accepted here, I got 51 accepted in total and a maximum acceptance ratio of 58% and currently 52% or 54% (can't remember exactly)

- I got my first picture published in a national magazine (next issue of Lima Victor magazine).


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- I got my first two pictures published in an international magazine (next issue of Airliners Magazine).


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I hope I am not forgetting any achievement...

Happy new year,
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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:56 am

Quoting DLX737200 (Thread starter):
For me, #1 had to be finally getting runway access for photography at 2 airports (LAX and SRQ) and gaining ramp access at 3 new airports (TPA, DAB and eventually ended up working at MCO).

Hey Justin, can I ask how you were able to get the runway access at airports like LAX? Perhaps I may be able to use similar methods to try and get that type of access at my home airport in YYC. I always thought that places like LAX would be very tight with photo access since its so huge and busy. I'm glad that they seem to open up a bit to photographers. My home airport has only a fraction of traffic and movements and not even ramp tour is ever accomodated. A ramper badge would probably help but thats if I get a job at the airport.

For me, my highlights this year was upgrading to a DSLR, travelling to Vancouver and seeing the A380.
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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:08 am

My main accomplishment this year would be my very first accepted photo on here, on September 10!


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I've now hit 11 acceptances, and last week finally made it to the 30% acceptance rate, so now I can (and have) uploaded 5 pics instead of just 2!

I guess the only other major things that happened in 2006 were I got my first shot of a Southwest special scheme and I also shot a DC-3 in my hometown airport!


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For 2007, I hope to get some good shots from some new airports, first of all any of the NYC airports- I'm going to be there for a week in January... Also, I'd like to take more artistic shots, get more creative with motives and lighting, etc, etc.
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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:27 pm

Quoting BO__einG (Reply 16):
A ramper badge would probably help but thats if I get a job at the airport.

Bingo... I got LAX ramp through some very lucky work connections. That's about all there was to it. It's not what you know, but who you know. And it is so true. I wish more people had the opportunity. It was awesome, to say the least.

-Justin
 
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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:36 pm

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 5):
Bought a DSLR (Olympus Evolt E-500)

Excellent camera!
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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:44 am

I've had a pretty quiet year in terms of uploads compared to 2004/5, but the one achievement that stands out is my first front cover shot featured on the May 06 edition of Airliner World magazine.

Here's to a more productive 2007

Happy New Year
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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:35 am

With only a few days left of the year I managed to return to Thailand and get some movements down on digital. Was 10 years ago I was there last so it was a nice feeling to get back there and be more adventurous this time. Managed to also meet a few more faces and make some new friends, namely fellow photographers. Sold quite a bit to magazines and other publications; personal sales were greatly accepted which I pocketed nicely! Got some prints made up in the 50 and 70cm region, very nice indeed! 2007 will be a great year for me hopefully with numerous trips already planned and some booked!! More airshows me thinks!

A couple I am happy with....

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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:59 am

My accomplishment for 2006 was getting two people involving in aviation photography..my Navy buddy who him and I went to IAD one weekend and let him use my camera and secondly, my girlfriend, when we hung around LAX couple weeks using my spare D70s and lenses. Its a great feeling. Cheers to all!!!
 
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RE: Aviation Photography Accomplishments In 2006

Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:17 pm

I ruined some good friendships.. and got some pictures in Minnesota

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