Flutterby™! : More Aerial Images

Next unread comment / Catchup all unread comments User Account Info | Logout | XML/Pilot/etc versions | Long version (with comments) | Weblog archives | Site Map | | Browse Topics

More Aerial Images

2005-12-27 20:41:45.611863+00 by ebradway 11 comments

[Tennessee Aquarium - Oblique]

[Tennessee Aquarium - Vertical]

Did a little more aerial photography today. While it might not make the millions that meuon thinks, I'm hoping it will help fund graduate school for me. I'm now looking into licensing arrangements for photographs. How does one charge for digital images and how does one manage copyrights?

[ related topics: Photography Chattanooga Eric's Life Archival Aerial Photography ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-27 22:05:45.617468+00 by: Joan

Eric, as you walked close to the Aq building folks asked "Who's the guy with the string attached to him?" I told them to look up and see the balloon, and explained what you were doing. All were impressed with the idea. You might try www.ronlowery.com for pricing & copyright info. He's local and does alot of aerial photos. I'll show this shot to our marketing staff, they might be interested. Also, the folks working on the Moccasin Bend state park plan are using aerials to explain there ideas to the feds.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-27 22:12:46.881505+00 by: Joan

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-27 23:21:11.370733+00 by: ebradway

Thanks Joan! I'll have to see if I can get together with Ron Lowery. It looks like's he's done alot of the legwork.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-28 01:41:45.30812+00 by: meuon

Ron's the big dog of 'per use' licensing fees, but then, that's how he affords the expensive toys. Sue (Ron's wife) might be more talkative.. You are also in direct competition with his 'slow and low' airplane photographs, so be wary. Bob Boyer (famous for his oversaturated touristy photos) and a few of the other pro/semi-pro photographers might be more conversant. Good Luck!

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-28 13:08:30.663567+00 by: Larry Burton

I've always found Ron very easy to talk to, but then I've talked to him mostly about airplanes. Talking business methods may be different with him.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-28 16:54:22.249925+00 by: Joan

Another local copyright resource might be Tom and Pat Cory (tomandpatcory.com) They're more into photo workshops and tours, but they do have some published work.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-29 03:56:28.025255+00 by: Dan Lyke

Nice shots!

I went over to http://www.ronlowery.com/ and saw that he had an "ocoee" shot that didn't have a blow-up, but I'm wondering what aerial shots of something like the put-in rapid with the staging area above the dam would look like.

And it's not the reason you put together the rig, but some night or twilight shots of the aquarium could be really cool; get some of those soft evening colors combined with all of the different versions of "white" that the various lights in the area would put off...

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-29 18:50:31.476191+00 by: ebradway

Keith and I were just talking about flying in one location throughout an entire day to get a series of the same (or similar) shots with different lighting.

How far up the Ocoee is that shot you want? Is it just above the dam? If so, I'm planning to go up that way in a few weeks. Maybe I can swing a few shots for you.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-29 18:51:18.56614+00 by: ebradway

And Lowery is tight on his copyrights. And for that matter, what I uploaded to Flutterby is 1/3 the size of the original!

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-29 19:18:06.780959+00 by: Dan Lyke

I forget that the notions of "Ocoee put-in" have changed since I left; before '96 it was a rare breed (yes, I was one of them) who'd run a commercial trip on what we called "the upper" then, now it's part of the regular run.

It's probably way too tight with trees and wires, but I was thinking that looking slightly upstream towards the dam at the start of the flume run might capture a good sense of that first rapid, and all of the prep work and unloading happening above it.

Sunrise to sunset at hour or half-hour intervals would be very cool. More often than that and maybe you could turn it into a movie...

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-30 02:47:12.009394+00 by: TheSHAD0W

I wish you were local to me; I'd certainly hire you. I own a couple of patches of desert I could use some good high-res shots of. Maybe you could share some tips, and I could try my own hand at it?