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The Magical, Mystical, Full-Rotor-Disk Shot

July 01, 2021 - One of the toughest shots to make in air-to-air photography, when the subject is an airplane with propellers, or a helic...
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Into the Woods

June 16, 2021 - In my article Looking Up, the topic was ground-to-air photography and the location was Las Vegas; the aircraft was a Kam...
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Complete Coverage

October 09, 2020 - Telluride, Colorado. Beautiful scenery up in the mountains, yes, but when it comes to helicopter flying, the density alt...
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Capturing A Bumblebee

August 05, 2020 - My recent article A Lot In A Little presented the wide range of images I captured during a single air-to-air mission. In...
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A Lot In A Little

June 24, 2020 - When you are "burning dinosaur bones," as Chris Cornell put it, efficiency is important. The direct operating costs of a...
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Fascinating Faces

May 01, 2020 - I am producing a series of books, with a very limited distribution, on aerospace photography. They are heavy on example...
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Looking Up

March 24, 2020 - I have photographed one model of helicopter over the years that few people have seen, far fewer have piloted, and only a...
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Working Details

January 25, 2020 - People are endlessly fascinating to look at, and we are instantly drawn to seeing them. In a previous article I addresse...
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Show Different

June 18, 2019 - I am not an avid air show shooter, one of those many, many fine photographers who capture the aircraft that ply the skie...
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Motion in the Movies

May 31, 2019 - One of the strongest arguments for using video is signalled in another, more descriptive, term for the medium: motion pi...
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Slow Shooter

January 30, 2019 - Aviation is inherently moving. The machines, the people, even the backgrounds, seem destined to be seen in motion. Effec...
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We Can Fly Because They Care

July 31, 2018 - Recently I put the spotlight on the airborne crewmembers not operating the aircraft. This time I take a look at ground c...
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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. Providing those images...
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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 Hands Have It

October 11, 2016 - People are, as I've written before, one of my favorite subjects to photograph. Especially when they are at their work, t...
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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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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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