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erniedecker
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Posted Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:55PM
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/38893062/EGD_1670watermark.jpg


I have some shots of the B2 bomber. I know that usually the identifying markings have to be taken off of a plane to be in the main collection. I have looked in the main collection and there are a few shots of this plane, but I cannot tell from the small size if the markings are there or not. I have a two part question... Since the USA is the only country in the world with this plane, do US markings still have to be taken off? Seems kinda silly, but whatever...


Also, in you guys opinion, would it sell any better in the main collection without markings or in editorial with markings. If it would make a difference I could take off the markings, but I kind of like them. I think it adds more realism to the image. You just don't get a chance to photograph an active duty plane like that very much. Of course if it means a lot more sales then OK, I'll do it. Thanks

(Edited on 2012-09-14 02:37:37 by kelvinjay)
kelvinjay
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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:41AM
I don't shoot this kind of subject, but my guess would be that it could only be accepted into the creative collection with the insignias removed. And yes, I think given that there are quite a few images of this aircraft accepted into the creative collection already, yours would probably be at a disadvantage if it was editorial only.
erniedecker
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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:00AM

Thanks Kelvinjay. Yes, normally I'd instantly agree with you about aircraft. But THIS aircraft is different, at least IMO. It is not seen that often and we are the only ones in the world to have anything like it. At least as far as the public knows.


Maybe I'm letting the mystique of the plane cloud my judgement.  Any more opinions???
RoosterHD
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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:07AM
Love it. How did you get this shot?
donald_gruener
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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:57AM

Posted By erniedecker:

Any more opinions???


I will give you more than an opinion: For acceptance into the creative collection the insignia MUST be removed (the badge near the cockpit and the Air Force star/stripes emblem on the lower wing) and the ID numbers MUST be removed. Otherwise, editorial completely unretouched.

The main collection certainly gives you access to a larger pool of buyers, though I suppose there may be some value as an accurate editorial photo, for those who might have a need for it in an editorial capacity.
erniedecker
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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:19PM

@RoosterHD At an airshow near my home with the Blue Angels. The B2 did a flyby on Sunday and I was lucky enough to be there. A rare sight for the average Joe...


@Donald  OK, I figured that would be the case. But a thought just occurred to me--I know, dangerous. Can I do it both ways, one without the insignias for the creative and the same shot with them for editorial. Does removing the insignias "change" the shot so that it could go in both?
donald_gruener
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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:14PM

Posted By erniedecker:

@DonaldĀ  OK, I figured that would be the case. But a thought just occurred to me--I know, dangerous. Can I do it both ways, one without the insignias for the creative and the same shot with them for editorial. Does removing the insignias "change" the shot so that it could go in both?


No, sorry, you definitely have to pick one collection or the other for a given photo. You can however submit similars, i.e. you could submit your sample image above, as-is, to editorial, and then retouch a different shot you took of the same plane to submit to the creative collection. It just can't be the same frame.

(Edited on 2012-09-14 15:16:07 by donald_gruener)
erniedecker
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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:41PM
OK, thanks. I do have other similar shots, just slightly different.
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