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Focus, Focus, Where's the Focus?

December 09, 2016 - When photographing for a story in a major magazine, I use many approaches in my compositions and camera settings. Here I...
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What to do About the Weather

November 03, 2016 - Thunderstorms rolled through the area last night and it got me to thinking. For pilots concerned about safety and comple...
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Photons In, iPhone Out

October 11, 2016 - I observed, once, that "the ideal helicopter air-to-air photo platform includes a large flat space in the cabin with the...
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Making Heat Look Hot

October 11, 2016 - Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is situated 22 miles east-southeast of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport as the crow...
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Shooting for Scale

October 10, 2016 - With the coming of spring to south-central Arizona the hot weather moves in, the winter visitors move out, and the annua...
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Near and Far

October 05, 2016 - I'm working on a project photographing the Arizona Department of Public Safety aviation units — it's a diverse set of mi...
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Planning for Variety

October 05, 2016 - Here are three images from a 2016 air-to-air photo shoot to illustrate something you should be doing, or expecting of yo...
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A Bright Future?

October 04, 2016 - I keep waiting for the day this DC-7 flies again. I understand it made an attempt that was aborted, resulting in some bl...
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Back and For(e)th

October 04, 2016 - Looking beyond the target or, sometimes, in front of it. When photographing aircraft, especially air-to-air, it is impor...
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The Eyes ARE the Focus

October 04, 2016 - I was photographing equipment and soldiers on Fort Hood, Texas, when I came upon a crew working on the rotor blades of a...
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When 6 is Not Enough

September 05, 2016 - What do you do when you're flying the largest airplane in the skies, and you need more power? During WW II, the U.S....
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A Wider View of Things

September 05, 2016 - Have you ever seen a photo of an airplane being refueled, air-to-air, from the tanker aircraft? Me too. I've taken such...
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A Very Bold Trojan

September 05, 2016 - The Commemorative Air Force has reorganized their various member organizations and what had been the Arizona Wing is now...
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The End of the GE J-79?

September 04, 2016 - Not to worry, the venerable GE J-79 soldiers on around the world, a brute force in aerospace propulsion. This one, howev...
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Mementos of a Meeting

March 22, 2016 - Assignment: Photograph Sergei Sikorsky Igor Sikorsky cast a very long shadow in the world of aviation, yet his son wa...
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Grabbing the Light

March 22, 2016 - My first air-to-air photo shoot was nearly 20 years ago, and I learned something important: make things happen or they m...
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