AlecThigpen

AlecThigpen

Lives in United States Mobile, AL, United States
Works as a Commercial Photographer
Has a website at www.thigpenphoto.com
Joined on Aug 22, 2007

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  • Absolutely!  And I am in total agreement on that.  Sorry for reading that incorrectly.
  • Flying an airplane is risky and stupid??  Wow!  I wish I had known that "fact" 41 years ago!  I might still be alive today. ;-)  Oh, right.  I still am.  My company has been shooting from ...
  • A Cessna 172 rents for about $140 per hour plus $50 per hour for the pilot.  You can do two to three assignments in the hour, typically.  A Robinson R22 rents for $350 an hour with pilot here. ...
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    Very good observation, Red!  Before the video/still camera aspect, people used to fly them at small RC airfields and do aerial demonstrations for others to enjoy.  It was about building flying ...
  • While your argument is correct, that the client right now wants the Drone for its novelty, it is our job as a professional to let them know that the ultra wide views may not be as pleasing to the ...
  • There is very little property photography that must be done with a remote controlled helicopter that can't be done with a photographer in a real airplane or helicopter.  Go rent one and have a ...
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    And so, as I predicted, it happens!  A Quadcopter flying around a forest fire causes the aircraft working the fire to have to take evasive action to avoid hitting it.  The "pilot" just wanted a ...
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    Sorry Joe, not just going after your comment, but all the people I know who are flying them in places they should not be.  We have half a dozen active around here, some posting photos in places ...
  • No one has a problem with them until some jerk wants to get a photo of an airplane on departure or approach, or decides they need to be above 400' and enters general aviation airspace without see ...
  • Minolta Flashmeter IV, Spotmeter, and Autometer IV all use an AA battery.  They were the best on the market when they came out.  I still have mine.
  • If you need background space around the product, use the longest lens you can get away with.  I like to shoot most product shots with something between 70mm and 200, so my 70-200 2.8L Mk II is ...
  • Having been through a State Tax Audit, I can say for certain that they will get at least the last three years of use tax on everything you purchased out of state that isn't justifiably classified ...
  • Henry: Thank you for being here to reply and set the record straight, that you are a cut or two above the rest.  I've never been to New York, so I haven't visited your store.  In the more distant ...
  • A federal judge struck down the FAA prohibition on commercial use of UAVs. Expect those pizza deliveries soon by air! I am not sure I am comfortable with a bunch folks flying these little demons ...
  • I also have the 1Ds MkIII, and it is an amazing camera, as are those in the 5D series.  I just prefer the heavier bodies of the 1D/s/x.  The newer cameras do benefit from higher ISOs, larger LCD ...
  • Dang! Calumet is bankrupt!  That's a shock!:-(
  • Exactly the same gear as tcphoto1!  We shoot tethered, and clients like DelMonte, Kao Foods, SmartBalance are all quite happy with the products.  Lighting, styling, composition, and food ...
  • I use Calumet Photo first and B&H second, because Calumet has people who know the products, can walk it through to shipping if you are in a hurry, and are friendly on the phone.  If you go there ...
  • My apologies to you and others.  I had been on the Pro forum and forgot I jumped into the 1Ds area.  I was mostly trying to bring to light, and I failed at an attempt at humor, some of the ...
  • Plumbing hard on the body?  Try doing a few 8 hour industrial photography days in a row, carrying two cases of lights, and a stand bag, with a camera outfit on your back, going up and down stairs ...
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