My name is Fay and I currently live on the Isle of Wight (UK). I have always had a fascination with aircraft but was photographing ships for many years before I eventually got hooked, in 2014, on aviation photography.
I've found that aviation photography is addictive and since taking it up I have travelled to Tokyo, Osaka, Amsterdam, Sydney, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, Manchester, Dublin and Luton as well as regular trips to London Heathrow. Aviation photography is a hobby that is easy to fit into your travels and a few hours at an airport during a trip away can result in a lot of photos. Over the coming years I am hoping to visit many more airports around the world during my travels in pursuit of aircraft to photograph.
My interests mostly lie with civilian aircraft, especially airliners. I think my liking for aircraft has come from my love of travel. Ever since I was small I dreamed of faraway places and, by extension, the means of getting there. My favourite plane is the Boeing 777 (all variants) although the 747 is also up there as well. I don't find modern aircraft boring, despite the twin-engined jets taking over from three- and four-engined aircraft, as I like them as individuals and I never get tired of 777s, A330s or A350s! Also, from a photographic standpoint, it's not just about spotting and collecting air-frames it's also about the places, the atmosphere and getting the best photo possible.
I am a co-author of a new book 'Airports Days and Nights' which was published in April 2017, sold out and then was re-published in December 2017. I have had photos published in Airliner World and Airports of the World.
I have other interests as well, among them astronomy, wildlife, urban sketching and rock music.
As a lot of photographers are interested in photo gear this is what I currently (January 2018) use...I believe in having the best equipment you can afford; that does not necessarily mean the best there is - most of us can't afford or justify a D5 or 500mm prime telephoto - but the best your budget will allow because, that way, you will not be dissatisfied.
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 G
Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G ED VR
Nikon 300mm f/2.8 AF-S (I)
Nikon 80-400G f/4.5-5.6 VR
Nikon 200-500 f/5.6ED VR AF-S
Sandisk 32Gb and 64Gb SD and CF cards plus a Sony XQD (in the D500)
Think Tank Streetwalker v2.0 backpack
Think Tank Airport Takeoff v2.0 hybrid backpack/roller bag
About this site:
Most of my good photos are on Flickr but I have decided to make a proper web page in order to show off my best photos. If you like any you see, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org via the email link at the bottom of the page.
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