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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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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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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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Shooting the Show

March 15, 2017 - Heli-Expo 2017 was marked by a sense of enthusiasm and optimism that has been building for a couple of years. There was...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's Wrong With This Picture (Think Fast!)

October 05, 2016 - This first image was posted to Wikipedia (not my photograph, I'll point out) and shows, very clearly, a Eurocopter (now...
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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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