Aviation

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The First Flight of the Corsair

The great thing about working with aircraft is all the knowledge that comes with it. In order to capture better photographs you have to learn about the planes and use that history. Well today is another special anniversary, one of several this year, it’s the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the Chance Vought […]

May 29th, 2015 | Comments Off on The First Flight of the Corsair
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Merging HDR images in ACR

I’ve been using Adobe Camera Raw for years and I truly enjoy the flexibility and speed of the program. With Adobe’s latest update, the option to merge to HDR and make panos in ACR has allowed for a whole new aspect of speed and quality. Well I wrote about making Panos a couple weeks ago […]

May 13th, 2015 | Comments Off on Merging HDR images in ACR
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Many were needed for the Flight

The Arsenal of Democracy couldn’t have happened without the support of many people. They said that 56 planes took part of the flyover on May 8th which is a lot when you think about it. Planes and Pilots came from all over the country to be a part of the event and many of those […]

May 12th, 2015 | Comments Off on Many were needed for the Flight
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Flying Back Home

This past week has been one heck of an amazing week! It was such an honor to be a part of the Texas Flying Legends Museum and to have the privileged of documenting the 70th anniversary of VE Day in Washington DC. Going into this project I knew it was going to be a huge […]

May 11th, 2015 | Comments Off on Flying Back Home
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A Day to Remember!

On this day seventy years ago, the end of the bloodiest war in human history ended in Europe. The official military surrender of Germany happened on May 7th in Reims France and May 8th in Berlin, Germany. Around the world people were celebrating in the streets and newspaper from allied countries were posting headlines of […]

May 8th, 2015 | Comments Off on A Day to Remember!
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The People Make it Worthwhile

I know today is Thursday and that usually means I talk about some unique aircraft but since this is a very special week where I am currently in the field working with some unique aircraft, I’m actually going to push my usual Thursday post to tomorrow when I can properly explain what makes this week […]

May 7th, 2015 | Comments Off on The People Make it Worthwhile
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The Dream of Air to Air

This is the one area that has the most questions and the biggest draw. Air to Air photography is truly a thrill ride as there is nothing quite like being up in one aircraft and photographing another one. The work that goes into this kind of photography is more of a ballet then just a […]

May 6th, 2015 | Comments Off on The Dream of Air to Air
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Working with the subject as it Flies by

Only half of the fun is spent on the ground, but the real thrill comes when that plane comes roaring overhead going hundreds of miles an hour and are gone as fast as they are seen. This is the time when you have to have good panning technique because those planes move by way to […]

May 5th, 2015 | Comments Off on Working with the subject as it Flies by
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Getting Better at Static Aviation Photography

Since this week marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day and with the number of airshows that are happening around the country, it seemed like a good time to write a little about different areas of aviation photography and how to approach certain scenarios. A good place to start is of course with your feet […]

May 4th, 2015 | Comments Off on Getting Better at Static Aviation Photography
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A Day to Remember and Give Thanks

Today we honor those that participated in the Doolittle Raid. 73 years ago eighty men, flying sixteen B-25 Mitchell bombers took off of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet and bombed major industrial cities, including Tokyo, on Honshu Island in the heart of Japan. After the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941, which launched […]

April 18th, 2015 | Comments Off on A Day to Remember and Give Thanks