View Full Version : "Encyclopedia" Style Shots OR Shots that Stand Out
01-26-2003, 06:45 PM
I just want to know the preferred types of shots. I prefer the shots that stand out, and are different than the standard side views over and over again of the same aircraft, how about you guys?! In other words, I tend to view shots that are more colourful rather than the ones that would be good in an aircraft-type book!
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01-26-2003, 07:58 PM
I´d go for the "Shots OR Shots that Stand Out" option, rather than "Encyclopedia" 50 mm Style Shots - these can be often boring. But that´s my opinion.
Its up to you. Try out other angles, be creative.
For instance, I like to take sunset shots.
Try other camera settings. Try it and try it again. Good results, bad results - the real aim is fun! images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
01-26-2003, 11:32 PM
I am new at this, but I am trying to follow simple rules.
1. If the a/c does not appear, post it no matter what the view.
2. If the plane appears, but not the airport, post it.
3. If a/c and airport appears in the database, check if the view already exists, port side, starboard, landing, etc, and if it does not exist, upload it.
4. If all the previous exist, be creative.
5. The shot must have a minimum quality.
I have many shots of similar pics, same a/c, same airport, same view, but different day, which I do not upload because it’s too boring.
I know it hard to tell if an aircraft, airport and view combination exists in the database. So what I try to do is take 3 shots.
1. Full view
2. Creative. Portions of the aircraft, different backgrounds, angles, time of day, spotting points, weather conditions, etc.
3. Clear view of the registration, if I suspect none of the previous shots will have it.
Of course, not necessary in that order, especially if the a/c is landing or taking off.
GCXO is the only airport I have real close, it’s not a very busy airport, and most of the a/c are repeaters. So I am running of subjects, therefore I might have to go to Tenerife South or be VERY creative. I am also trying to get better shots of some shots I have in the database which I think can be done better quality-wise.
01-27-2003, 07:17 AM
I think both types of shots have their place on this site, and indeed throughout the community.
A person using a photo for research (a flight sim painter, for example) would definitely prefer a "roster shot," to coin a rail photography term, while someone viewing photos for their artistic value might prefer more of an "action shot."
I've probably shot nearly an even split of both, and I'm happy with what shots of both types convey.
01-27-2003, 07:37 AM
I have to say I fully agree Chris, my opinion is only mine and I believe everyone is entitled to their own!
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