That Human Touch

That Human Touch

Addison Pemberton @wilderness strip captured by Z 6II / Z24-70f2.8The Cessna 185 is a great plane and this particular one is normally my photo platform. I have lots of hours flying in this plane but normally with one door off. On this occasion, Addison wanted to head...

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Summer Hops

Summer Hops

4e Speedmail captured by Z 8 / Z24-120All one needs to do is open Flightradar24 and we can see all the planes filing the skies now that summer is approaching. This opens the door to lots of fun if not great photography. Many pilots take their planes on short hops...

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The Challenge of the Common

The Challenge of the Common

Luscombe T8A captured by D5 / 14-24f2.8 w/SB-5000One of the important shots to get is that of the cockpit. It is often ignored leaving a hole in the visual story. I learned this from the very start and found it to be a real challenge in the beginning. Like most, I...

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Let the Spring Winds Blow!

Let the Spring Winds Blow!

Great Lakes captured by D5 / 200-400VR2How to celebrate the warm breeze, hangar doors opening and planes taking to the sky? I love that challenge and look for aircraft that by their very nature seem fun. Then place them in the frame with elements that just say, "I'm...

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Hard to Beat the Classics

Hard to Beat the Classics

Cessna 170 captured by D4s / 80-400VRThe guy in the right seat, my dear friend Scottie, it was his birthday. The tradition was to have a flyin birthday party at Arron's as was going on this day. The grass strip was filling up with aircraft, of all sorts, shapes, and...

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The Unlikely Looking Trainer

The Unlikely Looking Trainer

PT-19 Fairchild captured by Z 6II / Z105mcWhen you see "PT" in an aircraft name from WWII, that means it was used as a Primary Trainer. The most famous is the PT-17 Stearman, a biplane. The PT-19 Fairchild seems to be missing its upper wing and that's by design. One...

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Such an Unlikely Pair

Such an Unlikely Pair

Supermarine Spitfire MkIX & Luscombe T8F captured by D4s / 70-200f4I am incredibly fortunate to have friends who are great pilots, have some really cool aircraft and love to fly. With that said, this match up was not my idea. I was out to photograph just the...

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One of a Kind

One of a Kind

F2G-2 "Super Corsair" #74 captured by D3x / 24-70f2.8#74 had flown for the first time about four months before this photograph was taken. It had flown at the Reno Air Races as well. This day had been planned before all of this, date put on the calendar when the engine...

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Spring Light is Sweet!

Spring Light is Sweet!

Supermarine Spitfire MkXVIII captured by Z 9 / 180-400VRWhen the gorgeous light is about, we gotta find something to put in it. There are times when there is nothing on the calendar, no one is answering their phone and you just gotta photograph a plane! That's when...

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Plan for The Color

Plan for The Color

450 Stearman "Black Gold" captured by D6 / 70-200f4Background, background, background, one of the key elements in any photograph especially in A2A photo missions. With spring right around the corner, some locales go crazy nuts with color you want to incorporate in...

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