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Blurring For Focus

August 21, 2017 - One of the opportunities I often take advantage of when photographing helicopters is to compose them against a backgroun...
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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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Going Wide

July 18, 2017 - Photographers have a plethora of tools they can bring to bear in creating images to support their clients. A photographe...
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On The Line

June 29, 2017 - Some of my favorite photography is when I get to capture people working on the flight line. They are alternately serious...
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Inside Out

June 20, 2017 - When you're photographing from a helicopter, the standard approach is to exclude any element of the aircraft, to capture...
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Diangularity

May 15, 2017 - Composing a photograph for commercial purposes is balancing the needs of multiple audiences across a range of media. Eve...
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Making Aerospace Art

May 02, 2017 - Back in 2015 I wrote about balancing art and commerce in photography and, in that article, focused on the commerce side...
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Looking Like Linking

April 16, 2017 - LinkedIn (/ˌliŋkt.ˈɪn/) n. A business -oriented social networking service. (Italics mine.) I visit LinkedIn occasiona...
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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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All Spun Up and No Place to Go

March 03, 2017 - In this follow-up to my most recent article — about getting good images of a flying aircraft when you and your camera ar...
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From the Ground Up…or Down

February 24, 2017 - I shot the above image from the ground. The client wanted to sell this helicopter and, rather than pay for a full air-to...
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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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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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Beautiful Busy Background

October 10, 2016 - Even if you're not a fan of alliteration, these images show the beauty and value of an appropriately busy background, wh...
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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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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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