So I pushed the send button yesterday and ordered my Canon 30D. It’s a bit scary to chuck a wad o’money the size a small child at what is essentially a semi-professional hobby. With lenses and extras (not to mention the extras I still have to pick up) I’m quite a bit in the hole for my new endeavor, and I haven’t even begun to take any photographs worth a damn. Still, it’s all so terribly exciting right now.
I still have to talk to a couple of CFIs I know about how much it would cost me to have them fly me around. It is a terrible shame, but there is no way I’d be able to fly an airplane and take good shots at the same time. Of the two pilots I have in mind, only one owns his own aircraft and I’m not sure it has a window that I can open to take shots out of. I’m sure any number of FBOs (fixed base operators aka. Aircraft rentals) would be willing to charter, but that gets mighty expensive mighty quick. Since I’m self financing my first project that really isn’t an option.