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on Nov 16, 2010 in Aviation

Air2Air -day1pm

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There are NO words for the moment you first look out the back and you see a classic warbird pulling up behind you. I had that experience when I photographed the P-38 / F7F a month back and now again with the B-17. Seriously, I get lost in the moment and simply take it in, and then I comeback to earth and get to work. This is a workshop so teaching is what it’s all about. One thing we stress is when you first see the planes, make the money shots. Use a fast shutter speed to assure a sharp image and with those in the can, move one to more daring techniques.

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This is still photography where light is everything. And even with that in mind, I make shots that aren’t the best light because you never know if all of a sudden the flight will come to an end. These are aircraft, machines and there are any number of mechanical, flight or personal reasons why a flight can end so I click the first orbit kind of like a mad man to get images in the can. My prime lens for all my air-to-air this weekend was the new 24-120AFS and in this role the lens did a killer job. I also shot in Vivd the entire time.

Photos captured by D3x, 24-120AFS on Lexar UDMA digital film