Size Isn’t Everything
Kent Pietsch just makes flying look like fun! At the same time, he is the perfect example that the subject does not have to fill the frame to grab the eye. In this example, any smaller and you wouldn’t be able to see him flying in his Interstate Cadet. Shot with the D4’s and 200-400VR2 (handheld), his “dead stick” show with smoke is a perfect example of what I’m talking about. The smoke takes the eye through the frame, you need no tricks or whistles to lead the eye right to the Kent. And with leading the eye like that, you don’t have to fill the frame with the subject, quite to the contrary. It’s an important lesson you should tuck in the back of your mind, it’s a great technique to making more of less.