The Aleutian Campaign From Adak

The battle of the Aleutians was a war that was forgotten in part due to the fear that would arouse if the public knew that the enemy had taken some of the islands in the Aleutian Chain. Kiska and Attu were taken and held for almost a year with a strong garrison on each island, […]

September 14th, 2017 | Comments Off on The Aleutian Campaign From Adak

Reno From the Ground

As more and more planes start rolling into Stead the opportunities become even better. Each year varies with a different showing of planes in attendance each year. This makes for an ever changing atmosphere to work in. The one nice thing is the background, where the natural light hits, the halogen lights, the access, all […]

September 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Reno From the Ground

Reno in Flight

This coming weekend marks the 54th National Championship Air Races. Lots of great planes, great people and great fun which has already started with planes arriving last week getting qualifying done and practice in on the course. For aviation photographers the Air Races provides a unique set of opportunities. The best part of the races, […]

September 11th, 2017 | Comments Off on Reno in Flight

Reliving the Battle of Britain

For those that lived in England during WWII, the early years of the war were some of the darkest and scariest. The enemy had already conquered so much in so little time that it seemed they couldn’t be stopped. The Battle of Britain was one of the most crucial battles that happened throughout WWII and […]

September 7th, 2017 | Comments Off on Reliving the Battle of Britain

How do you Level a Plane?

This seems to be one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to static aircraft. How do you level the plane when composing? Do you use the wheels, the wings, the ground, the background or the horizon line? There are a number of different ways but what it really comes down to is […]

August 28th, 2017 | Comments Off on How do you Level a Plane?

The Cockpit Shot

You wouldn’t think this would be a hard photograph to get since all it is is a simple click while the aircraft is static on the ground. But believe it or not it is rather difficult. Basically there are two main reasons why, first is trust. The cockpit is a very personal space for the […]

August 24th, 2017 | Comments Off on The Cockpit Shot

The British Fighters

You can’t beat photographing a Hurricane and a Spitfire in Britain! One of the best parts about my latest trip to England was having the chance to photograph both of these amazing aircraft at Duxford. Thanks to the nice folks at the Historic Aircraft Collection nine participants at Dad’s UK Aviation Workshop got a chance […]

August 21st, 2017 | Comments Off on The British Fighters

The Beginning of Midway

I actually wasn’t going to talk about the Battle of Midway. This is more of a fun fact when it comes to history. August 18th 1941, the US Navy commissions US Navy Air Station at Midway Atoll. This small hunk of worthless land in the Pacific, which never saw more then nesting birds on it, […]

August 18th, 2017 | Comments Off on The Beginning of Midway

The Red Sun

There are some really cool atmospheric illusions that can be used in photography to make some really interesting images. The one I want to harp on is the red sun. You see this often when there is lots of smoke in the air blocking out most of the light coming from the sun. It’s one […]

August 16th, 2017 | Comments Off on The Red Sun

Where’s the Blue?!

Smoke can really just be a burden when it comes to photography. It creates this nasty grey haze that you really can’t do anything about. Granted we can’t control the weather to begin with but when it’s thick smoke and the wind is just making it worse, then no matter if it’s sunrise, middle of […]

August 15th, 2017 | Comments Off on Where’s the Blue?!