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Cover Photo? No, Maybe, Done.

July 31, 2017 - In the world of aerospace marketing, air-to-air images are often the default for magazine covers. But what if the import...
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Send In The Clouds

April 01, 2017 - I wrote a few months ago about shooting in less-than-clement weather and how broken clouds can contribute to more-than-u...
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Is It Coverworthy? Part 2

February 06, 2017 - In this follow-up I share additional guidance from the people who decide what shows and what blows on a magazine's cover...
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The Rhino is Dead. Long Live the Viper.*

January 15, 2017 - I was on Holloman AFB just before Christmas, 2016, to cover the retirement of the F-4 Phantom II from U.S. Air Force ser...
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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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Double Ugly? Not.

October 11, 2016 - I was at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, the week of September 12 through 16, 2016, photographing some of the US Ai...
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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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Blurring One for the Team

October 11, 2016 - I was looking at an earlier posting, which featured examples of busy backgrounds and not-from-the-front lighting, both o...
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Here's a Tip: Tilt!

October 05, 2016 - If you've tried it, you'll understand the challenges of photographing flying aircraft from the ground: being on the grou...
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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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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 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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