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on Mar 3, 2011 in Aviation

Right Out Of the Wildlife Photographers Playbook

Backgrounds, they are everything! I can’t talk about them enough because they plague all of us. If there is one rule in wildlife photography that is nearly always true, it’s if you can’t find a good background, throw something green behind the subject. Well, this holds true for other subjects as well.

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There is a golf course just past Falcon Field so this time I made a point of having us fly over it a couple times with the various aircraft we were photographing after the great success we had with it last workshop. The green of the greens along with their pattern, the morning light make them such a killer background. And when it comes to creating a “ad” for a commuter plane, the golf course is a natural!

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For comparison is this background. It’s just not the same image even though it’s the same plane. Backgrounds, you just can’t skimp on them!

Photos captured by D3x, 70-200VR2 w/TC-17e on Lexar UDMA digital film