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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:

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

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.


  • 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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