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Background Players

August 05, 2022 - I have noted, several times in previous articles, that photographing people at work is a satisfying endeavor and the res...
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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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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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Going in Circles

December 31, 2019 - I was recently in the Gulf of Mexico for a week of photography and story-gathering. One of the photo shoots was mostly a...
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Making a Masterpiece

December 07, 2019 - A short story that illustrates how thinking ahead and showing your work can help you and your client when the time is su...
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Showing Less to Engage More

November 19, 2019 - When a photographer presses the shutter release, they are making myriad decisions how to capture the scene before them....
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Killing Color

November 06, 2019 - I'm planning a marketing video for a client and have decided to create it in black-and-white, rather than full color. Th...
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Looking Forward To It

October 14, 2019 - Beginning last year (which would make it 2018), I have been photographing from inside helicopters looking forward throug...
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Up. Down. All Around.

September 17, 2019 - What do you get when you put a photographer — especially an aviation photographer — at or near an airport with a camera...
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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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Skew Not The Scenery

May 15, 2019 - Among the several challenges you face when photographing the interior of an aircraft is the small space. Not much room f...
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Putting the Muse in Museum

March 29, 2019 - Whether for business or pleasure, museums and other densely packed collections of aircraft present not only a target-ric...
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Double-Trucking

March 18, 2019 - In " Rigged to Jiggle," my article about mounting a camera inside a single-seat helicopter to capture a behind-the-scene...
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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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The Sky's (Not) The Limit

November 19, 2018 - When the aircraft looks good but the sky looks like nothing, it's not likely you can wait for the ether to improve. If t...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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