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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by wezgulf3 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:37 pm

dinger wrote: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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Couldn't agree more! i'm sure the money raised will be going to a good cause after the over heads are covered. And with the cost of hot rolls and beverages at events across the UK £40 is actually probably pretty cheap!!

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by Hammer1 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:56 pm

I cant wait i'll be working on it that night

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by napalm42 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:20 pm

Great to have the oppurtunity - Thanks to RAF Coningsby. :clap:
As for the cost - As has been said,if you don`t like it -- Don`t go !!! :grr:

I know some people who spend £40 -- on a meal and a couple of drinks -- lasts a couple of hours :Wow:

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by Northolt Nobbler » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:48 pm

If what they have planned comes to fruition, it'll be a great night.

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by Graf Zeppelin » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:06 pm

Northolt Nobbler wrote:If what they have planned comes to fruition, it'll be a great night.
Yep, I agree with Lee's comment. Could be a memorable evening! :thumb:

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by EGVP » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:19 pm

In that case, they could do with some lessons from you Phil in openness and communication with the very enthusiasts they expect to attend.

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by michaele » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:31 pm

Why are people complaining about the price? Compare it with the price of a ticket to watch 90 minutes of a decent football team or similar for a decent concert. It seems reasonable value. Or are the complainers the same people who ask about the best vantage points OUTSIDE an airshow so that they don't have to pay?

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by PR9 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:03 am

Probably priced to ensure a small attendance. :ninja:
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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by britaylor » Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:47 am

Well done to Coningsby if you take photos lf you do not like me be nice to have a open night its some thing in the right direction

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by Pen Pusher » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:17 am

PR9 wrote:Probably priced to ensure a small attendance. :ninja:
Did you not read the bit where it says it's limited to 50 places?

Should imagine by now that it's sold out, and over subscribed. So £40 not expensive then.

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by Hammer1 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:37 am

PR9 wrote:Probably priced to ensure a small attendance. :ninja:
Exactly that is why it is priced like that for the exclusivity

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by Blue Diamond » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:09 am

dinger wrote: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.

Dinger.
Spot on. If it was free there'd still be people moaning.
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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by EGVP » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:11 am

It'd be interesting to see a breakdown of their costs though, no?

Labour = no cost
Lighting = no cost
Insurance = no cost
Accommodation for crew = no cost(?)
etc.

So where, exactly, is the money going?

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by Blue Diamond » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:12 am

EGVP wrote:It'd be interesting to see a breakdown of their costs though, no?

Labour = no cost
Lighting = no cost
Insurance = no cost
Accommodation for crew = no cost(?)
etc.

So where, exactly, is the money going?
Who cares? I'd be in there like a shot if it wasn't for the fact I'm in Yorkshire with the other half that week. :(
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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by EGVP » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:26 am

I care, which is why I'm asking? :S

£40 isn't bad in terms of cost - as long as it's worth it. For it to be worth it it needs a good 5 or 6 aircraft, well lit (not with sodium lights!), spaced well and at a decent angle to get a clear background. Even then, on the ASP you're going to struggle because of the HAS complex across the runway. The sun also sets to the west, so if you want a sunset in the background, the aircraft will need to be positioned west of the people, which means you'll be photographing out over the road, in the direction of Newark - light pollution will also begin to play a part as it gets darker.

On the subject of the sunset, it is at 1845 on the 29th September, meaning you have 45 minutes to get in to the base, on to the ramp and shoot every aircraft if you want a "sunset photo" - after all, that is what they are advertising.

So, for those going - enjoy :)

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by Vulcanone » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:51 pm

Why is there still a second thread under Coningsby still?

Perhaps a merge is due guys.

I won't be going anyhow

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by Hammer1 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:30 pm

EGVP wrote:It'd be interesting to see a breakdown of their costs though, no?

Labour = no cost
Lighting = no cost
Insurance = no cost
Accommodation for crew = no cost(?)
etc.

So where, exactly, is the money going?
Ha funny

Labour = free time given up by RAF and Civil Servants as we will have been working all day then organise this ( or i could put in for overtime!!!! )( which i won't as i enjoy giving to others )
Lighting = portable studio lights being provided by various people ( not just the photo section) so that certain parts of the jets can be lit up if necessary to make moody lighting.
Insurance = a lot for public liability

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by Rainbow 6 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:15 pm

My response would be as been said if you think £40 is to high dont go pure and simple.

I think it is on the high side, but how often do you get the chance to do this type of thing. The Answer is no often,

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by Headancer » Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:40 pm

You have an "exclusive" opportunity to get on a front line base and you think £40 is dear......

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Re: Coningsby "Sunset Photoshoot"

Post by jinx » Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:49 pm

Sunset Photoshoot. Sounds like a good idea, which charity would the money go to, RAFA maybe?.

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