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RAF Coningsby Night Shoot

Post by Gary » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:40 pm

Looks like Coningsby are getting in on the act
RAF Coningsby ‏@RAFCGY 2h2 hours ago
Looking at holding a night photo shoot @RAFCGY in September. Thoughts on price, numbers, content and anything else are welcome. Thanks.

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Re: RAF Coningsby Night Shoot

Post by Tally-ho » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:42 pm

First reaction - what an absolute brilliant idea! :thumb:

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Re: RAF Coningsby Night Shoot

Post by StevenNFFC » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:52 pm

I wouldn't get too excited. Anyone remember this? Never happened.


viewtopic.php?f=55&t=92679

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Re: RAF Coningsby Night Shoot

Post by Tally-ho » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:53 am

The least we can and should do is show positive interest and encourage the idea. If this is not pushed by the likes of us and other aviation Forums, ex-Service members, photographers, photo journalists, avgeeks et al then nothing will happen.

Bruntingthorpe and Northolt do evening / night shoots, to name two, why not Coningsby?

From whom did the idea come for an event this year? Where did the first poster Gary get his information from?

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Re: RAF Coningsby Night Shoot

Post by Doughnut » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:32 pm

Nightshoots OK but a few day light tours would be nice as well. Although with such good photo locations around the base it might not work ?

Can not work out where the idea has come from. Is there a link to offical RAF website or is this just somebodies wishfull thinking ?

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Re: RAF Coningsby Night Shoot

Post by Gary » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:40 pm

It's from the official RAF Coningsby twitter feed https://twitter.com/RAFCGY

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Re: RAF Coningsby Night Shoot

Post by Tally-ho » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:09 pm

Gary wrote:It's from the official RAF Coningsby twitter feed https://twitter.com/RAFCGY
Thanks Gary.

Is it someone in authority from Coningsby who tweeted? Or is it just .... a tweet.

@StevenNFFC

Do you, or perhaps anyone else, know why nothing came from the 2014 talk of a Night Shoot? Were any reasons given as to why the initial talk and interest came to nothing? It seems as if there were ample interest on FC judging by the almost 4,000 views and 57 replies in Jan / Feb 2014 going by the link given by StevenNFFC.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: RAF Coningsby Night Shoot

Post by StevenNFFC » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:44 pm

I think that somebody at Coningsby got cold feet about the idea but instead of Jim (The MCO) explaining that it was off he decided (or was instructed) to say nothing.

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Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by EGVP » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:12 am

http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafconingsby/news ... C8FBCA83C6
Royal Air Force Coningsby will be holding a Sunset Photo Shoot on Tuesday 29 September from 1800 - 2100hours.

There will be the rare opportunity to photograph Military Aircraft including Typhoon and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight airframes.Aircraft will be arranged in various unique static exhibitions to be photographed in the fading natural light.

Tickets cost £40 per person, as we have had to limit the number to 50 places - they will be sold on a first come first served basis.The price also includes a hot roll and beverage during the evening.

To apply for tickets please contact Sergeant Katie Mason by email katie.mason116@mod.uk or by telephone 01526 347443
Great if you a) live in Lincolnshire or b) don't have a job that means you need to be in work the next morning.

Sadly not for me.

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by reaper493 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:16 am

£40 seems a bit steep as well!

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Re: RAF Coningsby Night Shoot

Post by Gary » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:38 am

Looks like the fabled photo shoot is happening viewtopic.php?f=287&t=118190

Royal Air Force Coningsby will be holding a Sunset Photo Shoot on Tuesday 29 September from 1800 - 2100hours.

There will be the rare opportunity to photograph Military Aircraft including Typhoon and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight airframes.Aircraft will be arranged in various unique static exhibitions to be photographed in the fading natural light.

Photoshoot 2015

Tickets cost £40 per person, as we have had to limit the number to 50 places - they will be sold on a first come first served basis.The price also includes a hot roll and beverage during the evening.

To apply for tickets please contact Sergeant Katie Mason by email katie.mason116@mod.uk or by telephone 01526 347443

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http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafconingsby/news ... C8FBCA83C6

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Re: RAF Coningsby Night Shoot

Post by dinger » Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:26 pm

Wait for the influx of people moaning about the price.

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by GhostFlight91 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:02 pm

Robbing :grr: How Much!!!

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Re: RAF Coningsby Night Shoot

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:06 pm

They are moaning in a thread on the mess section

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Re: RAF Coningsby Night Shoot

Post by GhostFlight91 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:08 pm

dinger wrote:Wait for the influx of people moaning about the price.

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Got to admit though £40.00 is very steep

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Re: RAF Coningsby Night Shoot

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:22 pm

Presumably it is for a charity or charities ?

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by reaper493 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:16 pm

If its just the based A/c on the ASP this will be an absolute rip off.

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by Tiger Tim » Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:55 pm

reaper493 wrote:£40 seems a bit steep as well!

No :grr: way am I paying that much for a couple of hours.

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by dinger » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:39 pm

I would be thankful that the opportunity has been given. At the end of the day, the good folks at Coningsby don't have to lay on the chance to get nice clean long exposure images of the aircraft. Northolt night shoot is now around £25 - £35 and the attendance is always high. Coningsby give joe public the chance to have a night shoot and people start moaning about the cost. If you don't like the thought of paying £40, then don't go. I'm sure those that do go will have a great time with unique opportunities.

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Re: RAF Coningsby Night Shoot

Post by Hammer1 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:36 pm

Aye up guys i have been inundated with calls today imagine how i felt!!! Yes it's for a good cause.. I have to be honest though the phone rang off the hook. Still should be a good evening/night.. you will be able to get up close as in touch the jets etc and will be in small groups and no barriers in the way.

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