Aviation

Depth of Field and Planes

Depth of field plays a role in every photograph we take. When it comes to planes it will change the amount of detail you see in not only the subject but in the background. Sometimes having that extra depth is a good thing but other times it can be distracting to have all that extra […]

April 21st, 2017 | Comments Off on Depth of Field and Planes

Precon 2017 was a Hoot!

Yesterday’s Precon was a blast. We went to Stallion 51 in Kissimmee and Stallion holds a collection of mustangs by some really nice people. Not only were they kind enough to pull out their two planes, both called Crazy Horse, onto the tarmac for the students to shoot static but also they let everyone work […]

April 20th, 2017 | Comments Off on Precon 2017 was a Hoot!

Whoot Precon!

Today is the first day of Photoshop World and every year it kicks off with Precon. A day of hands on workshops that last all day and cover a wide range of topics. Now I have been to many of the Precons over the years but the one I’ve gone to the most is my […]

April 19th, 2017 | Comments Off on Whoot Precon!

Honoring the 75th Doolittle Reunion

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. 16 B-25 bombers took off from the carrier USS Hornet on this day to bomb Japan in the first strike after Pearl Harbor. While the mission had minimal strategic value, the moral affect of the mission was everlasting. Of the eighty men who made that journey […]

April 18th, 2017 | Comments Off on Honoring the 75th Doolittle Reunion

B-25’s Keep Arriving

It’s been five years since I was at Grimes Field, in Urbana, OH and it’s just as good now as it was then. Grimes gathering of B-25’s in honor of the Doolittle Reunion which celebrates its 75th anniversary on Tuesday, is a pretty amazing time. We have 12 B-25’s on the field which is great […]

April 17th, 2017 | Comments Off on B-25’s Keep Arriving

Five More Years Have Gone By

While the post is early, this weekend at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio along with Grimes Field, Urbana, Ohio will be honoring the men of the famous Doolittle Raid which celebrates its 75th anniversary on Tuesday the 18th. Seventy five years ago a daring and bold plan was […]

April 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Five More Years Have Gone By

The Bell P-39 Airacobra

Today marks the first flight of the Bell XP-39 Airacobra. The prototype first flew in 1938 at Wright Field, OH. In 1937 Circular Proposal X-609 went out requiring a new interceptor fighter with heavier armament, a canon, General Motors electric turbo-supercharger, liquid cooled Allison engine, a level speed of 360mph, and a climb to 20,000 […]

April 6th, 2017 | Comments Off on The Bell P-39 Airacobra

Spring means Puffy Clouds!

Over this past week I’ve started to see one of the few things I look forward to every year. The return of the endless stream of puffy clouds. Between now and the end of May is puffy cloud season here in the Rockies and for a photographer they are just your best friend. Even if […]

March 30th, 2017 | Comments Off on Spring means Puffy Clouds!

Never Forget the Going Away Shot

A really common mistake I see is photographers putting the camera down too soon. Once the peak of action shot has passed there is nothing left to shoot and that’s wrong. A prime example of this in aviation is the tail shot. Every plane has a unique design and it can be seen from all […]

February 16th, 2017 | Comments Off on Never Forget the Going Away Shot

How to Compose a Moving Subject

This is a question that gets asked a lot and it’s an important one. How you compose tells a lot about the story. Sometimes that means the subject is centered and sometimes it does not. While the rule is having the subject centered yields the strongest image, that only works if all the other elements […]

February 2nd, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Compose a Moving Subject