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on Sep 14, 2012 in Aviation

It’s All About the People

I got to Reno Air Races this year to learn I had a special assignment added to my already long list. All the other shoots were aircraft related, this one was all people and nothing but the people. It’s no secret that walking up to strangers and asking to take their photo scares me too death, I devoted a whole chapter to it in my new book Taking Flight simple because it does scare me. So when I learned about my assignment, to say I was not thrilled is an understatement!

But at Reno and with aviation folks in general, they make it easier for a scardie cat like me. My new friend Wayne is just a hoot! He had me in stitches before we finished shaking hands the first time. And Thom and the whole crew of Precious Metal, they are just great. And their crew bus rocks…literally! While the assignment at first really bummed me out, especially since it’s keeping me from shooting out at the pylons has turned out to be a two point blessing. It got me working and a real weakness at the same time making some new friends. I’m really looking forward to the piece coming out and being able to share it with you. It is what photography should always be about!