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kallend  (D 23151)

Jun 18, 2003, 12:15 PM
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Just go with the web man... I know all i'd really want was to look at a bunch and possibly pick up one or two of the ones I like if I ever jumped with you. So why would I waste your time editing and burning a disc for me to look at? Smile
Hey if they're good friends they'll probably understand it's cheaper and easier for both you as well as them to do it that way on shutterfly.
That's one of the downsides of being a Photog, Every piece of equipment costs a good amount of dough and you need to reclaim the cost somehow... sounds like you're open to people paying you in other ways, but don't let them take advantage of you too much.
matt

My rig cost a good amount of dough. Should I charge my fellow jumpers to jump with me so that I can recoup the cost?

I guess I just don't understand why amateur camera fliers feel that they deserve to be paid by other skydivers.


Premier LouDiamond  (D 25931)
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Jun 18, 2003, 12:39 PM
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I guess I just don't understand why amateur camera fliers feel that they deserve to be paid by other skydivers.


So what constitues a professional? Is there a governing body that hands out certificates saying your a pro camera flyer?Wink If you fly a camera for the purpose of capturing that event on film and selling it then you should be compensated, be it a paid slot or slot plus whatever $ you agree on, thats a whole other issue. If you shoot for a 4 way team then it's a pretty safe bet that your a decent camera flyer producing a product. Why shouldn't you be compensated? The same can be said for the camera man who flies with a group of fun jumpers and takes pictures and offers to sell them prints. Bottom line, if your a camera man and you take pictures/video of a jump and put your time and money into it then you should be compensated for your effort. Everyone gives out a few freebies to friends now and then but at what point do you draw the line? I say thats up to the person doing the shooting.


jdhill  (D License)

Jun 18, 2003, 12:45 PM
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I guess I just don't understand why amateur camera fliers feel that they deserve to be paid by other skydivers.

I just don't understand why skydivers feel they ought to get video or pictures for free...

go figure

Josh


kallend  (D 23151)

Jun 18, 2003, 2:24 PM
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I guess I just don't understand why amateur camera fliers feel that they deserve to be paid by other skydivers.

I just don't understand why skydivers feel they ought to get video or pictures for free...

go figure

Josh

'Cos you aren't all Tony Hathaways, and I don't get a picture for free, I get to watch it once or twice and get charged more for a dub if I actually want one. Generally speaking I don't get to choose whether we have video or not, that is decided by the load organizer and there's no way of opting out.


jdhill  (D License)

Jun 18, 2003, 2:35 PM
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camera flyers take on additional expense and risk so that you and/or others can watch/debrief/judge skydives after the fact... and if you want a dub that extra time... if you don't feel they are worth it, choose not to use their services. If your organizer is not getting good video people, tell them that its not worth the price or that they need to find another cameraflyer...

Josh


Premier quade  (D 22635)
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Jun 18, 2003, 2:46 PM
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Generally speaking I don't get to choose whether we have video or not, that is decided by the load organizer and there's no way of opting out.

I think we're talking about two different things here.

I certainly understand your point and if the L/O is inviting the camera flyer along then the implication is (or should be) that the L/O or Group or DZ should be picking up the slot plus whatever other compensation is appropriate.

If the camera flyer approaches the group and they agree to let the camera flyer jump on spec then the camera flyer shouldn't expect to get his slot covered, but should expect to make some cash to recoup his costs if people want dubs and especially if they want prints!

There's about a bajillion ways to go about working out a deal. The important thing is to know what the deal is.


(This post was edited by quade on Jun 18, 2003, 2:47 PM)


Deuce  (D 25597)

Jun 18, 2003, 4:17 PM
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Hey, WingBoy, "Do as I say" and all that

Next time they ask for a freebie point at that IMAX camera on top of your helmet and ask the if they think you got it out of a cracker jack boxLaughWink

LD, the new IMAX setup is hung off a modified Belle-vue Tongue (Oh, man I am SO Just Kidding)

Josh, yes, this is one of the most effectively hijacked threads I've seen recently.

And yes, my favorite camera flying is just going out getting good pictures that people can buy off shutterfly. Or not.


slayer21016  (D 21016)

Jun 18, 2003, 7:46 PM
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B: Assuming your profile is current and correct, it seems odd that someone with your consideralbe jump numbers would be jumping the least expensive container on the market without an AAD, and then would turn around and advise others to not be "CHEAP".

Bite Me

There IS a difference between my container and the quality of the glass on my cameras.(Duh)

1. A container holds my parachute and if it's a dolphin or a vector or a javelin it's purpose is to work when i want it to and my dolphins (more than 1) have always done there jobs. i have 1 malfunction out of 3300 jumps and i free-fly do Rw, CReW, AFF, Tandems Etc and my dolphins do there job. (and i deploy my chute not jesus)

2. being mean to me will only make me dislike you.

3. Ill be at the goodtime boogie very near Aerohio this weekend so why don't you come bitch at me personally.

BLUE SKIES
scott snyder
NEON SKYS productions


Premier quade  (D 22635)
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Jun 18, 2003, 8:11 PM
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This is not helpful. Tone it down guys.


newshooter12  (D 29298)

Jun 18, 2003, 8:15 PM
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Duece,
I agree with you here I felt lost when I read the reply to my post... Crazy Is there something we can call threads that are more then just hijacked? Maybe "MIA" - Missing in Action?
matt


davelepka  (D 21448)

Jun 19, 2003, 6:04 AM
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 Hey man, read the rest of the thread and you'll see the Quade pointed out that our exchange was not productive, to which I agreed and conceeded (publicly) to agree to disagree. I will not be at the Goodtime boogie, but I invite you to Aerohio at anytime, where I will be happy to shake your hand, and interested to see some higher quality wide angle lenses.


nacmacfeegle  (D 11004)

Jun 19, 2003, 6:28 AM
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oooh lookey a hijacked thread, something of a novelty in here.
Anyways, its all interesting stuff, but to get back on track.....

Willy Boeykins, ace Belgian camera jockey-see the front page, once showed me his PC7, or 10, can't recall exactly, which had a home made latex camera condom, and a battery powered heating element around the front lens and focus bezel of the cam. It makes sense to me if you can keep the lens warm-ish, then fogging may be less likely to occur (similar to the sock and hand warmer solutions discussed above). Willy's footage certainly looked okay compared to some of the other guys who were having hassles in the Asian humidity at the time.
Maybe worth a thought if the footage is ultra critical?


Deuce  (D 25597)

Jun 19, 2003, 7:47 AM
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oooh lookey a hijacked thread, something of a novelty in here.
Anyways, its all interesting stuff, but to get back on track.....

Willy Boeykins, ace Belgian camera jockey-see the front page, once showed me his PC7, or 10, can't recall exactly, which had a home made latex camera condom, and a battery powered heating element around the front lens and focus bezel of the cam. It makes sense to me if you can keep the lens warm-ish, then fogging may be less likely to occur (similar to the sock and hand warmer solutions discussed above). Willy's footage certainly looked okay compared to some of the other guys who were having hassles in the Asian humidity at the time.
Maybe worth a thought if the footage is ultra critical?

Ah. Neato solution! I see a production model in that if I had the skills. A 9-volt battery, a switch, and a thin conductive foil you could tape to the perimeter of the lens to heat it from the outside in. I think it would work dynamite on teeny single element lenses like my Diamonds. Between the wind velocity and the warmth it could probably really improve just drying off "industrial haze" moisture too.

Or not. But really cool idea NacMac.


skydiverjon  (D License)

Jul 8, 2003, 9:44 PM
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Re: [Rdutch] Foggy Lens, What to Do? [In reply to] Can't Post

Re you talking about .3x diamond lens? And you say it doesn't fog whatso-ever?


rredman  (D 28441)

Jul 9, 2003, 5:11 AM
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My diamond .3 only fogs when it is really humid. but the center of the lense seems to stay clear. Gives you kind of a softening look to the shot.


pyke  (D 26387)

Jul 13, 2003, 6:16 PM
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Not for nothing....since I don't fly camera, but am currently in the market....

I have seen one camera flyer take a REALLY small drill bit and and table drill and drill a hole in the connecting threads of the camera and wide angle lens....thus helping the interior lens equalize and avoid the need of wipes, or any other substances.

my "unofficial" .02...


Rdutch  (D 24618)

Jul 14, 2003, 5:31 AM
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I'm getting pressured all the time to give up my digital stills for nothing, and I feel like a heel sometimes for telling folks to just buy them off my site.
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Thats funny, I would just show them the cost of a quality digital camera, and Lens. It takes a lot of pictures to recover the cost of equipment like that, I am in the process of purchasing a Canon D10, and its real hard to click the accept button for purchasing it.

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I think the place I gotta get to is one where I know when I'm wearing the wingsuit, I'm getting paid.

It just sometimes gets in the way of the vibe
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I use those words myself frequently, if Im wearing wings, I'm getting paid. If I am in my freefly suit/Birdman suit, I am having fun.


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