The Vagabond … An Old Classic!

The Vagabond … An Old Classic!

PA-17 Vagabond in the pattern captured by Z 9 / 180-400VRWe plan our arrival for about an hour before sunset. There are always planes in the pattern so once we're on the field, we park behind the hangar and the camera comes out. I couldn't get the Z 9 / 180-400VR out...

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It Must Be Fall

It Must Be Fall

Cessna U206F captured by Z 9 / Z400f4.5Not that it's like shooting fish in a barrel, but it sure do seem like it when all the elements fall into place. Lake Hood Aerodrome in Anchorage (PALH) is the busiest seaplane base in the US and as far as I am concerned, the...

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Osh Sunrise – Be There!

Osh Sunrise – Be There!

B-25J "Devil Dog" captured by D4 / 18-35AFS Osh, better known as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has begun with aircraft flying in as I type. It's just simply the greatest event on so many levels! For the photographer wanting unfettered access to aircraft you'd otherwise never...

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Think Inside the Box

Think Inside the Box

Luscombe T8F captured by D5 / 14-24f2.8 w/SB-5000We can bring "life" to our aircraft by visually speaking about those that take them into the skies. Even if there is no pilot, where pilot's apply their skills, the cockpit, is a place most everyone understands is where...

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Round Engine Roundup Wahoo!

Round Engine Roundup Wahoo!

Staggering D17S coming for a landing captured by Z 9 / 180-400VRThe annual Staggerwing Club meeting was a go again after the forced couple of years hiatus. It was going to be a giant event, that's until the weather decided to get involved. The same weekend that saw...

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It Doesn’t take A Jet for A Jet

It Doesn’t take A Jet for A Jet

Cessna CJ4 captured by D5 / 70-200f4If you're like me, you might think that photographing a jet in an air-to-air photo mission requires a jet. In some cases, it most definitely does, but not in every case. This photo mission a few years back was done with the photo...

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Start In The Safe Zone

Start In The Safe Zone

Cessna 140 captured by D4s / 80-400VRIINo, not sexy, not a warbird but photographing your very basic GA aircraft is nothing but great! You can learn so much, do so much and grow your portfolio so much by working with what some think as the lonely aircraft. Put your...

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Morning Luck

Morning Luck

C-47 "That's All Brother" captured by Z 9 / Z70-200f2.8Had the good fortune to be at San Marcos Regional Airport at the CAF Hangar Saturday morning. Arrived long before the sun did, just sipping my coffee and taking in the ambiance that is an airport. My personal rule...

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The Smallest Thing

The Smallest Thing

Hurricane captured by D5 / 24-70f2.8 AFSYa know it wants to go, it wants to leave the ground and fly amongst the clouds. It's the tiniest of gestures communicating that to the viewer, one I make sure is in place in every one of my arse shots. That tail wheel, it's...

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Winter A2A – It Gets Cold!

Winter A2A – It Gets Cold!

Aero C-104 captured by Z 6II / Z70-200f2.8 w/Z1.4xThe air-to-air photo mission is all about safety, the photograph is secondary at best. I only go up with photo ship pilots I trust and subject aircraft pilots that have "passed" the basic safety verbal quiz. But that's...

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