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by jspitfire
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: User passwords compromission?
Replies: 9
Views: 8483

Re: User passwords compromission?

Thanks, making progress with an email response now. Cheers

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by jspitfire
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: User passwords compromission?
Replies: 9
Views: 8483

Re: User passwords compromission?

I would much prefer to deal with someone directly on this rather than posting emails and details to a public forum. I’m sure passwords are encrypted, that really doesn’t change the fact that someone has taken that information. Please stop giving reasons that “It can’t happen,” and instead focus on i...

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by jspitfire
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: User passwords compromission?
Replies: 9
Views: 8483

Re: User passwords compromission?

I have received the same email scam last week, with my password that is only used on this website.

Very clearly you have a data breach, as someone has both my email and password associated with this website. Please let me know what you are doing to address this serious issue.

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by jspitfire
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Creative Team
Replies: 95
Views: 11049

RE: New Creative Team

Hey! Been about 3 years since my last upload, essentially stopped even visiting the site since. Saw this thread through Facebook though, so got me curious enough to poke my head in for a visit. Most of my best images from the North were taken in winter, so in low light or darkness. I also moved away...

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by jspitfire
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Usage On Canvas
Replies: 7
Views: 4225

RE: Photo Usage On Canvas

I sell canvas prints fairly often, but I always get the printing done myself, and then sell the customer the finished product. I do not send a high-res file for the customer to print, and I imagine most other photographers would do things the same way. To give you an idea, for a 12 x 18 print on can...

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by jspitfire
Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: You Ever Shot A Bird Later Involved In An Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 21609

RE: You Ever Shot A Bird Later Involved In An Accident

Far too many times; I've lost a few good friends. May they all rest in peace.

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by jspitfire
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 2
Replies: 203
Views: 31459

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rheinwaldner" class="quote" target="_blank">rheinwaldner</a> (<a href="#100" class="quote">Reply 100</a>):<br/><i>Temperature range is much more...

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by jspitfire
Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Airliners.net Images Misused On FlickR
Replies: 37
Views: 7981

RE: Airliners.net Images Misused On FlickR

Found one of mine as well. Has anyone filed a complaint via Yahoo Canada? The page it takes me to says I have to physically mail them a letter detailing the copyright infringment. Seems a little unusual.

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by jspitfire
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pilot Spotting Advice (air To Air, Cockpit Etc...)
Replies: 11
Views: 7994

RE: Pilot Spotting Advice (air To Air, Cockpit Etc...)

Shooting out the front window, the windshield heat can also distort the photos. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/n314as" class="quote" target="_blank">n314as</a> (<a href="#4" c...

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by jspitfire
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At OSH
Replies: 12
Views: 8081

RE: Spotting At OSH

Went last year and took about 4400 photos. Here's 86 of them: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jspitfire/sets/72157630947926272/" target="_blank">http://www.flickr.com/photos/jspitfire/sets/72157630947926272/</a> All the airborne stuff was taken with a 100-400 lens. I was there for 5 days and t...

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by jspitfire
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Full Rights No Time Limit Photo Purchase Request..
Replies: 16
Views: 7452

RE: Full Rights No Time Limit Photo Purchase Request..

For full rights price should easily be in the thousands. I like to look at www.masterfile.com, their price matrix can be a good guide.

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by jspitfire
Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Image Stabilization When Photographing
Replies: 16
Views: 8307

RE: Image Stabilization When Photographing

I find <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> extremely useful in a lot of my photography. Taking photos in Canada's arctic, I am constantly shooting in low light. (Except for the short summer months!) It allows me to push the limits of my photos further...

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by jspitfire
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Purchase Request
Replies: 7
Views: 7715

RE: Photo Purchase Request

Here's what I do. See if you can find out what other photographers in your area charge for prints. Local photographers in my area will sell a un-framed, un-matted 16x24 print for anywhere between $100 and $200. If the company wants to print it themselves, then subtract a bit because you don't have t...

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by jspitfire
Sat May 19, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographers Or Pilots Or Both.
Replies: 18
Views: 8493

RE: Photographers Or Pilots Or Both.

Pilot first, photographer second. I can't even count the number of times I've had to pass on a great photo opportunity because my duties as a pilot come first. But if you want to keep your job as a pilot, that's the way it has to be. When I do have time though, the opportunities can be incredible! <...

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by jspitfire
Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With Pricing
Replies: 3
Views: 4089

RE: Help With Pricing

Don't sell the photo outright. Sell a license for them to use the photo for specific purposes, for a specific period of time. That way you control the photo's use, and you still own the photo, so you can license it to someone else. If or when you do agree to send them the photo, just send a full-res...

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by jspitfire
Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography In Vancouver, BC
Replies: 24
Views: 7226

RE: Photography In Vancouver, BC

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dlowwa" class="quote" target="_blank">dlowwa</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>There is also a new outdoor observation deck r...

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by jspitfire
Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Smithsonian - Aircraft: The Jet As Art
Replies: 14
Views: 5889

RE: Smithsonian - Aircraft: The Jet As Art

I say give the guy some credit. Getting so many perfectly symmetrical images would take some time and effort. Taking the background out really makes you focus on the details of the aircraft. For sure it's more on the art side of photography compared to the database style of this website, and that's ...

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by jspitfire
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Some Questions About The 5DMkII
Replies: 43
Views: 8049

RE: Some Questions About The 5DMkII

Right now I'm really happy with my setup: Canon 5D Mk <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym>, 16-35 <acronym title="Falcon Air Express (USA)">F2</acronym>.8, 24-105, and 100-400. Personally I went with the 16-35 instead of the 17-40 just because I could get f2.8, which is a huge...

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by jspitfire
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Colours And Brightness Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 4752

RE: Colours And Brightness Problem

Hey Cal,

I had the same problem when I switched to using Lightroom. As Vikkyvik said, just make sure it's in sRGB. I've still got a couple photos in the database that I need to re-upload because they're in adobeRGB.

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by jspitfire
Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Let It Snow!
Replies: 43
Views: 6912

RE: Let It Snow!

No big deal...we've already had snow for 2 months  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> My favourite so far won't get accepted here, too grainy. <img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5191023516_ecf9369ed6.j...

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by jspitfire
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Grain And High ISO
Replies: 24
Views: 5945

RE: Grain And High ISO

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cpd" class="quote" target="_blank">cpd</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>Take a look at the images posted by Darren Howie i...

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by jspitfire
Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Grain And High ISO
Replies: 24
Views: 5945

RE: Grain And High ISO

Thanks for the comments guys. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cpd" class="quote" target="_blank">cpd</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>If I'm not mistaken, 1...

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by jspitfire
Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Grain And High ISO
Replies: 24
Views: 5945

RE: Grain And High ISO

Thanks guys. Just some info, they were all taken with a Canon 5D Mk <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> and 100-400mm lens. So with that lens the lowest aperture I can go is anywhere between 4 and 5.6. They are all somewhere between 1/20 and 1/30 of a second, so I can't go mu...

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by jspitfire
Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Grain And High ISO
Replies: 24
Views: 5945

Grain And High ISO

Looking for recommendations on the best way to get rid of grain due to high ISO settings. I've been getting a few good action shots at night, but editing afterwards to the standards of this site could be a real problem. ISO's im talking about are between 6400 and 12800. A bit extreme, I know! Curren...

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by jspitfire
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Airline Photo Usage
Replies: 10
Views: 4967

RE: Airline Photo Usage

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dimsh2000" class="quote" target="_blank">dimsh2000</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>and give you a guided tour of our...

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by jspitfire
Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Location Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 3870

RE: Photo Location Issues

Thanks,

Changed to "Off-Airport - near Rebesca Lake"

I'll use this format for future similar uploads as well.


Jason

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by jspitfire
Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Location Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 3870

Photo Location Issues

I need some help with how to properly label some of my photos with regards to the location they were taken. I am a bush pilot in Canada's North, and we often fly to un-named lakes. The photo below is an example. <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/ph...

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by jspitfire
Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Taking Pictures Through Cockpit Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 5559

RE: Taking Pictures Through Cockpit Windows

I've found using the 100-400 in the cockpit gets me mixed results. Probably about half the time I've tried using it i've gotten useable photos, the other half aren't that great. (some due to too low an ISO of course!) One of my problems with shooting up front is the windshield heat. Sometimes, at ce...

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by jspitfire
Sat May 29, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Dirty - Snowing
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Post Screening - Dirty - Snowing

Had this one rejected for dirty. I'm assuming it's because it was snowing at the time. I know there's many photos in the database taken when it was snowing, so what is the issue with this one? Is it because it's only light snow? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20100526_r12...

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by jspitfire
Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aerial Photography Help
Replies: 7
Views: 4019

RE: Aerial Photography Help

Thanks mho, I will have someone else flying, I will only be shooting. I am hoping to have the whole door removed, but that's not a sure thing yet. Either way I know that shooting through windows absolutely will not work. Just one other note, we will most likely be at 1000 feet while photographing. T...

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by jspitfire
Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aerial Photography Help
Replies: 7
Views: 4019

Aerial Photography Help

I was recently contacted by a local company that would like some aerial shots of their site. I have never done aerial photography before, so I'm looking for some pointers. I would most likely be shooting from a Cessna 185. What lenses work best? I've got a Canon 24-85 and a 100-400, I would assume t...

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by jspitfire
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The Strange Behaviour Of Heat-haze...
Replies: 16
Views: 6974

RE: The Strange Behaviour Of Heat-haze...

Sounds like you guys have it figured out pretty good. To drive home the point, here's some "heat haze" I saw a couple weeks ago at -26 Celcius!

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by jspitfire
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Broken Tripod - Manfrotto 190XB - Parts Help
Replies: 3
Views: 8286

RE: Broken Tripod - Manfrotto 190XB - Parts Help

Thanks Dana, this is looking a lot easier than I thought it would be! With my serial number it's part #R190-504, so I just went to B&H Photo's website and typed in the part number, and there you go, $5 each!

Hopefully you can find your part just as easily!

Thanks again

Jason

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by jspitfire
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Broken Tripod - Manfrotto 190XB - Parts Help
Replies: 3
Views: 8286

Broken Tripod - Manfrotto 190XB - Parts Help

I had my tripod out in the snow last weekend and it appears I have broken it! The small grey push tabs that lock the leg angles in have broken on two of the legs. <img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4314818624_1b8997e75c_m.jpg" width="240" height="204" border=0> <img src="http://farm5.stat...

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by jspitfire
Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 3321

Camera Insurance

With a rather expensive addition to my equipment I think its time I got some insurance for my camera. I'm not sure of the best way to do this. I currently rent a room in a house, so I'm not covered under any type of home insurance. What is the best way to insure my gear, what should I be looking for...

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by jspitfire
Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Preparing For A Cold-Weather Photo Shoot
Replies: 22
Views: 5451

RE: Preparing For A Cold-Weather Photo Shoot

I routinely take my Rebel XTi out in temperatures all the way down to -40 C, both for aviation photography and northern lights. I have never had any problems with taking it out of a warm car into the cold, or vice versa. When I'm out for northern lights in something like -30, I'll get about an hour ...

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by jspitfire
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographers - The Real Treasure Of Airliners.net
Replies: 126
Views: 15435

RE: Photographers - The Real Treasure Of Airliners.net

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by jspitfire
Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Blurry, Oversharp (jspitfire)
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Post Screening - Blurry, Oversharp (jspitfire)

This one got rejected by the head screeners for blurry and oversharp. (suprisingly not motive!  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> ) I can see giving the whole aircraft another kick of sharpening, but I can't see where it's oversharpened already. <a href="http:/...

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by jspitfire
Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Masterclass: Nightspotting/ Nightphotography
Replies: 31
Views: 9629

RE: Masterclass: Nightspotting/ Nightphotography

Some good information here. I have a manfrotto tripod with the ballhead (couldn't tell you what model number) and it works great even in temps of -40! I usually have ramp access when taking my night shots, and I would agree that figuring out where your light sources are and positioning yourself acco...

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by jspitfire
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Most Rejections Before Photo Got Accepted
Replies: 13
Views: 4088

RE: Most Rejections Before Photo Got Accepted

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by jspitfire
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Outside Influences Preventing Some Being Creative?
Replies: 23
Views: 4234

RE: Outside Influences Preventing Some Being Creative?

I think airside access is huge, if you have that then the airport you are at doesn't matter as much. Since I work at the airport, having my camera close by is a must as well. Sometimes the conditions to get that creative shot are only there for a short time, so being able to grab my camera quickly a...

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by jspitfire
Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Winter Spotting
Replies: 13
Views: 3070

RE: Winter Spotting

Good thread! Up here in Yellowknife winter is already here, lakes are freezing over and snow is flying. I really enjoy getting out in the winter to shoot. Although the days are short, the sun is always low in the sky which gives great light all day long. I've never had any problems with the camera, ...

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by jspitfire
Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Just For Fun, What Do You Prefer?
Replies: 18
Views: 4935

RE: Just For Fun, What Do You Prefer?

On the site here photographer's choice and views are of course important, but I really do like the more personal aspect of the comments. What I really like though is going in to work at the airport and seeing my shots on people's computer backgrounds in maintenance / dispatch etc. Its always neat to...

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by jspitfire
Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Are Viewing Patterns Different Now?
Replies: 185
Views: 9264

RE: Are Viewing Patterns Different Now?

I personally have not noticed any change, but I think my situation is a bit different from other photographers on the site. I rarely take pictures of major airlines or even jet aircraft, so I think it's a much different set of people that view my photos. A lot of times I know before uploading that a...

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by jspitfire
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Your Photo Statistics On Airliners.net
Replies: 46
Views: 7728

RE: Your Photo Statistics On Airliners.net

You currently have 452 photos in our database. The large version of all your photos have been viewed a total of 1319639 distinct times. On average, a photo of yours has been viewed 2920 times. Country: Canada (335) Airport: Yellowknife (130) Registration: C-FWZV (5) and C-FATO (5) Type: Twin Otter (...

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by jspitfire
Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Tell Us About Your Spotting-goals For The Future
Replies: 32
Views: 6489

RE: Tell Us About Your Spotting-goals For The Future

Well right now my first goal is to get a 100-400mm lens, hopefully a couple months down the road I'll have the money to afford it! From there, no realy goals per se, I'd like to get to get more warbird shots, so visit places such as Oshkosh. Basically I'd like to continue getting pictures of aircraf...

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by jspitfire
Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: AI Magazine Photo Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4348

RE: AI Magazine Photo Sale

From my experience I would not expect more than $50 for any picture used in a magazine article. I have sold a few pictures to Air International, and they have set prices on their website, so I doubt you will have much bargaining room with them. Go to the bottom of their site and click, "contributor'...

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by jspitfire
Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The Perfect Airplane Picture - Does It Exist?
Replies: 35
Views: 6357

RE: The Perfect Airplane Picture - Does It Exist?

There is no perfect picture, but this is the one I am most happy with so far. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1299244/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/1299244/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/sma...

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by jspitfire
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Mid-Air Photography
Replies: 5
Views: 5513

RE: Mid-Air Photography

Thats awsome Cal! I look forward to seeing the pictures.

Don't forget to slow down the shutter speed too for some nice prop blur  Smile

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by jspitfire
Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Are The "must Haves" In AV-Photography
Replies: 28
Views: 6571

RE: What Are The "must Haves" In AV-Photography

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