How to Improve your Air to Air Photography

Hey everybody! Today is usually my aviation history day but I have a rather large aviation project to finish today which hopefully I’ll be able to share with everyone later. In the meantime to keep with today’s theme I thought I would spread the news in case you hadn’t heard yet that Dad’s new course […]

October 1st, 2015 | Comments Off on How to Improve your Air to Air Photography

New Article on Warbirdsnews

Hey guys. Since this is Thursday and I usually do something aviation related today, I thought that is a perfect time to be sharing my article on the history of the Texas Flying Legends Museum over on Warbirdsnews. Over the last five years the museum has grown a lot and each plane added it’s own […]

September 24th, 2015 | Comments Off on New Article on Warbirdsnews

The Day the Air Force was Created

On this day in 1947 the United States Air Force was officially created and the United States Army Air Force was officially disbanded. For decades the command structure of the Air Force was disputed over. Starting with the Army Signal Corp in 1914, then the Army Air Corp in 1926, then the GHQ in 1935 […]

September 18th, 2015 | Comments Off on The Day the Air Force was Created

Waiting Around with a Camera in Hand

While the F-86 Sabre was up flying I had some time to play around at the field. With the D4 and 200-400VR I did my usual thing of looking for other images. One of the nice things about the Bozeman Airport is that there are quite of few planes coming and going and of various […]

September 15th, 2015 | Comments Off on Waiting Around with a Camera in Hand

Watching History Fly

Back in July I got a call about this particular F-86 Sabre going up for test flights for the first time in 3.5 years. You can read the story of how that all came about here. Well this past week I got another call about the plane going back up for some more test flights. […]

September 14th, 2015 | Comments Off on Watching History Fly

It Blends Right In

I really couldn’t think of a great post today but I was working on some images from a project right and figured I’d share. This is Fagen Fighter’s B-25J “Paper Doll.” This B-25 has switched hands several times over the years before ending up as a fire bomber in 1982. It was delivered to the […]

September 1st, 2015 | Comments Off on It Blends Right In

Panos and Planes

Ever since the merge to pano option was introduced into Adobe Camera Raw, I have been using that technique to bring out more in my visual story telling. It still amazes me how good of a job the computer does with stitching the photos together especially when it comes to aircraft. There are so many […]

August 21st, 2015 | Comments Off on Panos and Planes

National Aviation Day

It’s great that no matter how old you get you can always learn something new. For instance, after all these years of blogging about aviation I didn’t know that August 19th is officially National Aviation Day. The holiday was created in 1939 by President Roosevelt who decreed this holiday in honor of Orville Wright’s birthday. […]

August 19th, 2015 | Comments Off on National Aviation Day

The Background Tells the Story

Every photograph is made up of multiple elements and each element is either a detractor or a supporter. It’s our job as visual artists to determine which way those elements go. When it comes to the background, the background can be many different things and still work there really isn’t a rule saying you can […]

August 18th, 2015 | Comments Off on The Background Tells the Story

Working the Morning Light

It’s been just a whirlwind of getting caught up over the weekend and thankfully I haven’t missed too much shooting in the process. Over the last several days we have just incredibly smokey skies in the valley and they aren’t even the good kind that provide color, these are just grey. Well this got me […]

August 17th, 2015 | Comments Off on Working the Morning Light