What You Can’t Plan For

What You Can’t Plan For

Chris with his WWII Vet L-5 captured by Df / 24-70f2.8 & Profoto B1Photographing Chris with his L-5 had been on the calendar for a month. His L-5, a WWII vet flying on Iwo Jima launching from an aircraft carrier on the first morning. I had flown a A2A photo...

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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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Getting Ready to Get Wet!

Getting Ready to Get Wet!

G-21 Turbo Goose captured by Z 9 / Z400f4.5I know when the seaplane folks start bringing out their planes from their winter hangars when the dates show up for summer fun. The date, time, lake and planes that are coming fill the emails making me wish summer was already...

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New Lens, Old Technique

New Lens, Old Technique

Waco EQC-6 captured by Z 9 / Z600f4 TCWhen I bought the Z600f4 my intent was using it just for critters. I can handhold it without any issue but just handholding compared to handholding and panning are two separate techniques. There is one aviation event I go to where...

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The One Day Project

The One Day Project

Kermit Week's A-26 in 2012 captured by D4 / 18f2.8I had no illusion but I sure had high hopes. Paul knew I would be in the restoration hangar where Kermit had his A-26. Damaged in the hurricane many years prior, it was kinda "pushed" to the back and on the back burner...

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I Love the New and Different

I Love the New and Different

Cunningham-Hall PT-6 captured by Z 8 / Z50f1.2I couldn't miss it on the ramp, its bare metal shine sparkled in the afternoon light. It drew me right in. My imagination instantly went into overdrive, I started looking around for Indiana Jones being chased by some...

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The Very Long Term Project

The Very Long Term Project

Brian captured by Z 8 / Z14-24f2.8My pilot portrait project began almost a decade ago. He had a good head of steam going and a whole lot of portraits on the hard drive. Then the pandemic came and you can imagine what that did to the project. It took the steam out of...

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Share the Joy!

Share the Joy!

Pietenpol Air Camper captured by Z 9 / Z400f4.5There are many ways to share the joy that is flying. Light, color, gesture of the aircraft are just a few. One that I like to use as much as possible is a smile on the pilot's face. This is actually so important to me...

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Sharing the Spray

Sharing the Spray

N3N-3 on floats captured by Z 9 / Z400f4.5I unfolded myself out of the cub from the A2A with the N3N-3 onto a floating platform out in the lake. Sharon meet me there with my Think Tank Trailscape so I could swap out the Z70-200f2.8 from the A2A to the Z400f4.5. The...

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Thomas Morse Scout

Thomas Morse Scout

Thomas Morse Scout captured by Z 9 / Z70-200f2.8I was in the hangar making a pot of coffee when Scott came up and asked, "You wanna photograph the Thomas Morse?" I said, "Of course I Do!" Scott said I had about 10-15 minutes before we launch. Right then my phone...

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