Aviation

How Many Subjects Do You Need?

It’s funny some of the questions you get asked when you’re walking around with a camera on your shoulder. Sometimes they are good questions, sometimes they aren’t. It kind of comes with the territory because not everyone knows that much about photography. The one that I hear at airshows often is more of a statement then a question. “I wish there were more planes here.” It’s an understandable one as more planes tend to draw more crowds but when you’re a photographer how many different planes can you really photograph well before your brain gets overloaded?

For me I can honestly say just one. This past weekend was the Montana Antique Aircraft Association’s annual Fly-in held at Three Forks. The event was great with lots of people and many good planes. It doesn’t take much to make me happy and one good subject is all it takes. This 1928 Travel Air 6-B 6000 was one I spent a lot of time with. It certainly is a looker which helps, but besides that it’s just an interesting plane. Many details make this plane unique and that’s what I was focusing on, even if you can’t see them all here. So when you go to an event ask yourself how many subjects are needed to make this event worthwhile? If it’s a lot then are you really pushing yourself with your photography?

Image Captured with Nikon D5, 24-70 AF-S, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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