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Ain't it the truth Charles!


Aug 16, 2017 at 03:23 PM
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
That sunrise air would have been smooth flying Nick, those gentle undulations tell the story. That's pollution though, not just a low layer moving through?


The pollution mainly gives the yellow / orange colour. Your right about the air though - almost no wind at all. Actually, that's why the Lizzie came into Portsmouth for the first time this morning. It was originally intended to come in on Friday - but the forecast is poor. She is way bigger than anything else that's ever come into Portsmouth and they've done a huge amount of dredging and dock rebuilding. Even so, they need a very high tide and light winds - it's a tight fit!



Aug 16, 2017 at 03:24 PM
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Oh BTW, I have my own "Architectural Project" going - how do you fancy this?




Aug 16, 2017 at 03:33 PM
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I've been sending "teaser" images to my clients as I work my way through yesterday's imagery and they love the stuff. In fact, they love it so much that instead of shooting all of those sites quarterly, they want me to do it monthly, the planning paid off!

There are a zillion people out there shooting aerials, some rent a plane, some own a plane, some shoot from helicopters, but there is a common thread throughout their work, they are focused on speed. Understandably they want to cram as many sites into the time they are up as they possibly can, but there is the rub. You cannot do that and achieve a quality level that sets you above the competition. Like the drone people, these arial shooters find themselves in an ever tightening spiral of reduced pricing because nothing sets them apart form their competition. Honestly, my aerials are the most expensive in the marketplace, and my clients wouldn't consider jumping ship because they've had the product the rapid fire inexpensive guys put out. My philosophy has always been, shoot it with the best gear, shoot it in the best light, give them triple the imagery the shotgun NSEW photographers provide them, and think marketing the whole time I'm up, what else can I get for them that will help tell their story better? There are still people who go for the 80 bucks a site guys, but once you turn them, you have them for life.



Aug 16, 2017 at 03:37 PM
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Wonderful Nick!


Aug 16, 2017 at 03:37 PM
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nickjohnson wrote:
Oh BTW, I have my own "Architectural Project" going - how do you fancy this?

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4266/35511171230_6dabc2745e_o.jpg


Interesting structure well shot: would you consider a location tag; ie "my back yard with the bridge to the main house in the background"

Charles



Aug 16, 2017 at 03:38 PM
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I've been sending "teaser" images to my clients as I work my way through yesterday's imagery and they love the stuff. In fact, they love it so much that instead of shooting all of those sites quarterly, they want me to do it monthly, the planning paid off!

There are a zillion people out there shooting aerials, some rent a plane, some own a plane, some shoot from helicopters, but there is a common thread throughout their work, they are focused on speed. Understandably they want to cram as many sites into the time they are up as they possibly can,
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Ah, the complete opposite of the race to the bottom that seams to be apparent just about everywhere one looks ?



Aug 16, 2017 at 03:58 PM
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Thanks gents. Actually, that's a scouting shot - I'm still trying to get my head around doing it full justice. More info here -

https://www.hgs-familyhistory.com/2013/01/palmerstons-folly/

Access to the Forts is limited. Fort Nelson is an Artillery Museum - Massimo heaven! The one in the picture is Fort Brockhurst - one of my locals.




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Ah, the complete opposite of the race to the bottom that seams to be apparent just about everywhere one looks ?



I'm on a couple of DJI Drone forums, mostly just to monitor firmware updates because some are good and some are laden with problems. The other day I followed a post that had a headline like "$10 for a realtor shoot....!" The thread went on forever with comments from all of the drone people who thought they were going to make a killing with their new quadcopter. A hundred comments condensed down.........real estate is not a market that pays, and like everything else, about 5% of the drone owners in the world are going to make any kind of reasonable income from their drones. First problem is, that real estate, except in some rare cases on very expensive properties, has never paid a decent rate, the second has been that the drone people have shot themselves in both feet and are now aiming for their forehead as they attempt to under bid the other 20 people on their block with a drone. I know a couple of guys that went to Octo drones and hung Reds on them just to differentiate themselves from the crowd. Gutsy move considering the investment and the risk of loss, but one of them is doing very well with his rig and his rate is generally 10K a day +. It's risky, but if you focus on quality and shoot for a quality level that separates you from the competition, then go headlong after the market that cares about that level of product, you have a better chance of making it. Understandably that approach scares a lot of people, still wakes me up a times.




Aug 16, 2017 at 05:00 PM
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nickjohnson wrote:
Thanks gents. Actually, that's a scouting shot - I'm still trying to get my head around doing it full justice. More info here -

https://www.hgs-familyhistory.com/2013/01/palmerstons-folly/

Access to the Forts is limited. Fort Nelson is an Artillery Museum - Massimo heaven! The one in the picture is Fort Brockhurst - one of my locals.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4213/35728710892_5126f04bb5_o.jpg


Nick

Thanks for the update. Great history in your link, well told too. Just FYI the ‘D Day Window’ link is busted. Keep 'em coming

Charles



Aug 16, 2017 at 07:14 PM
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Guess I'll have to fill Anwar's spot for the time being...

TOPP? (The spam message got removed so that may have bumped this one up)

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Ain't it the truth Charles!





Aug 16, 2017 at 08:21 PM
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
I'm on a couple of DJI Drone forums, mostly just to monitor firmware updates because some are good and some are laden with problems. The other day I followed a post that had a headline like "$10 for a realtor shoot....!" The thread went on forever with comments from all of the drone people who thought they were going to make a killing with their new quadcopter. A hundred comments condensed down.........real estate is not a market that pays, and like everything else, about 5% of the drone owners in the world are going to make any kind of reasonable
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The part that still blows my mind is that they actually have to tell people that "you can't fly that here" in some places...Our CF-18 pilot noticed one during one of his passes at the show by me a couple weeks ago, and led me to wonder

1. What kind of shots it was that this person thought they were going to get
2. What posessed them to think they could fly their drone at an airport in the first place let alone at an airshow.

I get the fascination with drones, and I've often thought about buying myself one, but I think more common sense is required. Maybe some simple questions on a pre-purchase checklist to see if the person has the common sense required to own and operate a drone?

On the race to the bottom front, I've hardly shot motocross this year...I can't be bothered since one of the rebel moms started buying herself some decent camera gear and continued to give her shots away for free. I spent the last few years building myself up a loyal following, but I can't compete with free (nor would I try), and my sales decreased fairly significantly this year.


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I hear you on that. That RE agent that reached out to me, never even gave the courtesy of replying back to me. Thankfully I wasn't worried about getting the gig, either.

JWilsonphoto wrote:
I'm on a couple of DJI Drone forums, mostly just to monitor firmware updates because some are good and some are laden with problems. The other day I followed a post that had a headline like "$10 for a realtor shoot....!" The thread went on forever with comments from all of the drone people who thought they were going to make a killing with their new quadcopter. A hundred comments condensed down.........real estate is not a market that pays, and like everything else, about 5% of the drone owners in the world are going to make any kind of reasonable
...Show more




Aug 16, 2017 at 08:30 PM
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Has anyone seen stevezz zz here recently? Last post was a couple months ago. Hopefully just lost in grandpa mode.


Aug 16, 2017 at 08:36 PM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Has anyone seen stevezz zz here recently? Last post was a couple months ago. Hopefully just lost in grandpa mode.


Steve zz recently posted on his air to ground landscape page on FB. He is still flying to capture neat aerials.

One of the greatest air to air adventures ever thanks to the remarkable Glenn!

Big Red...








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