Early last year I had a request to push back my aerial shoot by 2hrs. Reason being that they (heli company) need to squeeze in a slot for a shoot which was not carried out the day before because of weather. And also the particular photographer was schedule to leave Singapore that evening.
I relented, after all the timing was not so crucial for me and the weather forecast was ok for the day.
Well before I boarded the heli the pilot was very excited and was telling me that in the previous flight the American photog was telling them that the camera he is using the latest Pro Nikon camera etc etc a D3.
I was actually quite amused, it is as if we are like from a third world country who have not seen a D3 or what? After all even hobbyist here are using this type of camera or even better.
The point is that this big oil company will spend $$ to fly in an overseas photog to do a job that most Singaporean can do it easily. There are quite alot of aerial photogs here in Singapore and they are just as good if not better, except that their name is not some fanciful Ang Mo name