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Dutch Spotters Convention (DSC)

zaterdag 19 april 2014
10.00 - 16.00 uur
Regardz Airport Hotel Rotterdam

Op zaterdag 19 april 2014 organiseren de stichtingen AIRnieuws Nederland en de Dutch Avia­tion Society weer een luchtvaartbeurs. Deze beurs vond zijn oorsprong in het najaar van 1996, onder de naam Dutch Spotters Convention (DSC). Al jaren is het dé plaats voor de Nederlandse luchtvaartenthousiast om allerlei luchtvaartgerelateerde zaken te kopen, te verkopen of te ruilen.

De luchtvaartbeurs vindt net als voorgaande jaren op Rotterdam The Hague Airport plaats en net als vorig jaar is het Regardz Airport Hotel Rotterdam de lokatie, tegenover de oprijlaan naar de luchthaven. In het hotel zullen tientallen stands zijn opgesteld met dia’s, foto’s, video’s, boeken, tijdschriften, DVD’s/CD’s, ansichtkaarten, vliegtuigmodellen en vele andere verzamelobjecten gerelateerd aan de luchtvaart. Ook andere verenigingen en bedrijven verbonden met de luchtvaart en luchtvaarthobby zullen aanwezig zijn.

Gedurende de dag kunnen bezoekers rondritten maken over het platform voor het maken van foto’s en een blik ‘achter de schermen’ van de luchthaven werpen. Hiervoor dienen bezoekers zich vooraf aan te melden op de website van Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Dit kan via deze link. Deelnemers dienen zich op de tijd van de rondleiding te melden bij incheckbalie 14 in het luchthavengebouw. Daar vandaan zullen we via de veiligheidscontrole naar de bus lopen.
Om tussendoor even bij te komen van alle actie is de bar van het hotel een prima plaats om even onder het genot van een verfrissing en/of een broodje bij te praten met vrienden en collegahobbyisten.

Voor elke luchtvaartliefhebber is er wel iets te doen, dus AIRnieuws Nederland en de Dutch Aviation Society nodigen dan ook iedereen van harte uit om op zaterdag 19 april 2014 naar het Regardz Airport Hotel Rotterdam te komen.

Het hotel is per auto bereikbaar via snelweg A13. Bezoekers van de luchtvaartbeurs kunnen parkeren het terrein van het hotel. Dit is de eerste 30 minuten gratis en kost het eerste uur  € 2 daarna € 1 per uur. Een dagkaart kost € 5. Parkeren kan ook op P1 (lang parkeren) van de luchthaven, op ongeveer vijf minuten lopen van het hotel. Zie hier voor een routebeschrijving. Het Regardz Airport Hotel is ook per bus 33 bereikbaar vanaf het Centraal Station (reisduur ongeveer 20-25 minuten). Voor meer informatie en de dienstregeling, zie www.ret.nl.

Toegang tot de luchtvaartbeurs is € 3. Dames en kinderen tot 12 jaar hebben vrij toegang. De beurs duurt van 10.00 tot 16.00 uur.

Tafels van circa 150x80cm kunnen gereserveerd worden voor een prijs van €15 en zijn alleen beschikbaar bij betaling vooraf. Om één tot maximaal vier tafels te reserveren kun je contact opnemen met Piet Meijerink (zie contactgegevens hieronder). Er is slechts een beperkt aantal tafels beschikbaar, dus wees er snel bij!

Contactgegevens

Piet Meijerink
telefoon 06-21 55 13 59
e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regardz Airport Hotel Rotterdam
telefoon 010-462 55 66

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Saturday 19 April 2014
10:00 - 16:00 hours
Regardz Airport Hotel Rotterdam

Saturday 19 April 2014 AIRnieuws Nederland and the Dutch Aviation Society will organise an aviation convention. This gathering of aviation enthusiasts first took place in 1996 and is known as the Dutch Spotters Convention (DSC). For years it has been the place in the Netherlands to trade, sell or exchange all kinds of aviation related collectables.

Like previous years the aviation convention will be held at Rotterdam The Hague Airport and again the Regardz Airport Hotel Rotterdam is the place to be, across the entrance road to the airport. In the hotel dozens of booths will be put up with slides, photos, videos, books, magazines, DVDs/CDs, postcards, aircraft models and many other aviation related collectables. Also other aviation societies and aviation companies will be present.

In addition bus tours over the apron and runway of the airport will be organised to show the visitor a view 'behind the scenes'. Visitors need to apply for a tour in advance on the web site of Rotterdam The Hague Airport. This can be done using this link. Participants of the bus tours need to report to check-in counter 14 in the airport terminal building at the time of the tour. From there we will walk to the bus via the security check.
Meanwhile the hotel bar is an excellent location to relax from all the activities and socialise with friends and fellow enthusiasts, enjoying a beverage and/or a sandwich.

So there is much to do for aviation enthusiasts and therefore AIRnieuws Nederland and the Dutch Aviation Society invite everyone to come to the Regardz Airport Hotel on Saturday 19 April 2014!

The hotel can be reached by highway A13. Visitors of the convention can park on parking lot of the hotel. This is free for the first 30 minutes and costs  € 2 for the first hour and  € 1 per hour afterwards. A day card is € 5. Parking is also possible on the P1 lot (long term parking) of the airport, at about five minutes walking distance from the hotel. See here driving directions.
The hotel also can be reached by bus 33 from Rotterdam Central Station. Travelling time is about 20-25 minutes. For more information and schedules, see www.ret.nl.

Admittance to the Dutch Spotters Convention is € 3, but women and children up to the age of twelve get in free! The convention is from 10.00 to 16.00 hours.

Tables measuring about 150x80cm can be reserved at a pre-paid price of  €15. To reserve one up to a maximum of four tables please contact Piet Meijerink (see contact details below). 

Contact details

Piet Meijerink
telephone +31-6-21 55 13 59
e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regardz Airport Hotel Rotterdam
telephone +31-10-462 55 66


 

Digital Images 

We are always happy to receive quality digital colour photos (or scans from slides or negatives) that you are willing to make available to us, for use in the magazine ,on the website or on social media. The usual file format to use is JPG (with low compression/high quality please), but other formats like TIFF, or even RAW of the most common camera brands, will do as well.
For the website and on social media (e.g. Instagram, Facebook or Twitter), most regular photos will do as we do not use high-resolution images on it. For the magazine, quality demands are considerably higher. Please read the requirements below before uploading photos for the magazine.
We credit photos to the photographer (a person's name), or use them anonymously if you require so. We do not credit photos to websites or agencies.

Photos for the magazine
The minimum size requirement is for the subject of the photo to fill a portion of about 1600 pixels wide ('landscape' orientation). In other words, if you crop the photo like we do at Scramble, the resulting image should be at least that wide.* Obviously, that resulting image has to be sharp (originally sharp, not by applying a lot of sharpening afterwards). It also has to have the horizon as it was in reality, because much levelling afterwards may render the image useless (due to edge clipping). Finally, the exposure should be about right as highly under- or over-exposed photos can hardly be used.

* Photos at normal size inside Scramble magazine are printed at 300dpi, 13cm wide.

Please note that the above are minimum requirements. It is often better, and easier, to send us original photos (including JPG renderings of RAW images) that are sharp, level and well enough exposed.

Required information
As for information regarding the photos, 'more' is nearly always 'better'. We are interested in information about the aircraft, situation in which the photo was made et cetera. As a minimum, we need the registration/serial (when known) of the subject plus location and date for the photo. Ideally, these can be included in the file name like An-22_UR-09307_Amsterdam-Schiphol_31dec12_YourName.jpg, but this is not a must. We do need to be able to link the data to your photos in an easy way though, for instance by having the info in your email with reference to photo numbers (or at least being able to read serials or registrations easily off the photos).

Cover photos
Finally, front cover photos have even higher and somewhat different demands than above. The front cover is a 'portrait' photo at high resolution, which should be able to accommodate the Scramble logo and various texts above and below the subject. This leads to a minimum size requirement of 2100 pixels wide and 3000 pixels high, and special demands for composition. For the latter, it is best to study a few Scramble front covers to see what we need.

In any case, we appreciate your photographic contribution to Scramble!

Extra info on common problems

Despite the explanation above, we still receive a fair amound of photos that are very hard to use, if at all. The most common problems to really avoid remain the following.

Unsharpness
Please be critical in this respect, certainly when using long lenses, taking photos with heat haze or jet wash present et cetera. No matter how dramatic a shot may be, if it is unsharp we cannot use it. A rather standard, sharp photo is better for us in such cases.

Underexposure
Especially with flying aircraft, there is a fair chance automatic exposure will try and match the large portion of sky to a medium tone, resulting in the aircraft itself becoming too dark. This cannot always be corrected for in post-processing. Learning to use the camera's histogram while shooting, if available, is the best one can do to get better exposed subjects.

Horizon not level
With very few exceptions, we need photos that depict the true attitude of subjects as it was: surface matching its true slope if any, vertical structures upright et cetera. How well we can level your photos in post-processing, if necessary, depends on the angle needed for correction and highly upon the amount of cropping. Tight cropping plus tilted horizon easily renders an image unuseable.

Unsuitable post-processing
Photos with natural colours and contrast work best for Scramble. Blacked-out shadows work very bad in the magazine and large portions of white-out are a problem too. When preparing photos for Scramble, please check the histogram if available and try to work on a monitor that is not set on a very high contrast, for instance (a calibrated one is obviously the best). Finally, leave any 'disturbing' items like equipment in the photo please, we need the real scene.

Thank you!

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