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Keeping Your Distance

December 27, 2020 - In this time of pandemic, with its new challenges and expectations, there are stories to tell not just about keeping our...
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Reflecting gnitcelfeR

November 01, 2020 - Reflections are one way of seeing things differently, and when someone sees something differently, they want to see more...
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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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Framed

July 14, 2020 - I am, as I write this, deep into producing a photo essay for a trade magazine about firefighting helicopters in Arizona.
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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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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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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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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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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 People Manning the Unmanned Vehicles

August 14, 2018 - Except for very specialized vehicles and missions, unmanned means only that a man, or woman, is not on board, and a phot...
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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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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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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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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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Speaking Up for Bespoke Photography

December 15, 2015 - Or, Why Pay For a Custom Photo Shoot? You might consider the following nothing but self-serving blather from a professi...
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Art versus Commerce

October 22, 2015 - It's a balancing act. Art with a capital "A" is created for the pleasure of the artist. Marketing is created to further...
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