Waco UPF-7 captured by D5 / 200-400VR2
Having all the gear, all the techniques, and all the experience doesn’t do you any good if you don’t show up. It’s not until you’re on the firing line giving it your best can any of the magic in photography begins to unfold. In aviation photography, I have a number of saying I like to pass along in becoming successful. Just Show Up I saw when it comes to getting up in aircraft to do an air-to-air photo mission. But before that comes a lot and that comes down to being there is everything. Being there is when you put those tools, techniques, and experiences into action. This weekend, find an airshow, a fly-in, and make some images. Being there is everything!