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A Bit of Success…

August 5th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Several of my images will make an appearance in the 2009 calendar for my airline’s cargo division. This is kind of a big deal to me, since it is the first time I will be compensated for my work as a photographer. I was given the choice of a cash payment or a positive-space round trip ticket to anywhere my airline flies for each image. I chose the tickets, as photographic credit on a project like this is compensation enough for me at this point. It will sure help my professional photography resume!

At any rate, here are the images that will be used:

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This image will be on the cover and the image for the month of October.

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This image will be used for the month of November.

The calendars should arrive some time in late October or early November of this year.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tom // Aug 6, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Wow… All I can say is: awesome!

    I’ve never seen a picture from that angle of the flight deck. Does [your airline] sell this calendar to everyone or just employees? I’d sure love to buy a copy.

  • 2 gcalvin // Aug 8, 2008 at 2:36 am

    I don’t think it’s for sale. It’s a give-away type thing to our regular cargo customers.

    To get that shot, I used a 10.5mm fisheye lens mounted on a Nikon D200. I set the focus to infinity and used matrix metering to get the best automatic exposure. I rested the camera on the forward instrument panel, just in front of the thrust levers, and set it on a timer. Then I told Captain Jim to “Look cool.”

    :)

  • 3 Windsor // Aug 8, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Those are some really good shots. Congrats on your first publishing.

    Brian

  • 4 Tom // Aug 9, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    I like the heads up display for the captain, too. Bummer this calendar isn’t sold, I bet luv could make a ton of money if they opened it to public sale, maybe donate the money to charity or something.

  • 5 Aviatrix // Aug 11, 2008 at 2:39 am

    Those are awesome GC, and you got the cover, too. You going to get the SI swimsuit model cover next. ;-)

  • 6 Julie // Aug 16, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Your photographs are fantastic; I especially like the top photo.

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