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on Jun 26, 2018 in Aviation

I’ll be Signing at Osh!

We are “over the top” excited to be spending the week at EAA AirVenture next month AND signing my book, Takeoff. Many are already asking if we’ll be there. If you’re thinking of going, or know you’re going, we want to invite you to stop by and say hi, get your (or gift) book signed (they will be there for sale of course) and ask any questions that I might be able to help with. Here’s my schedule: Day / DateTimeLocation Tues 07.2409:45-10:45Wearhouse Wed 07.2508:30-09:30Sky Shoppe Thurs 07.2608:30-09:30Sky Shoppe Fri 07.2710:00-11:00Welcome Center Tent Sat 07.2809:45-10:45Wearhouse Sharon & I will be at the event all week and if not signing books or working with folks, on the flight line shooting. Please, if you see us and want to say hi or converse, walk up and introduce yourself! Can’t wait!!!! Cya...

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on Jun 5, 2018 in Aviation

“Hit & Miss”

Our Normandy Bound project just keeps on going, even in the rain! Sharon & I flew in early for Photoshop World so I could spend time with my favorite C-47 and see the progress made in the prior few weeks. While my planning was spot on for flights and schedule, it didn’t take in the crazy weather Florida has been experiencing. But like I always say, the worst weather can make the best photography! The rain, well it was a downpour so I was soaked before I even got the gear out of the truck. Because of that, I went with one lens at a time going for that one shot before heading back to the truck and in its shelter, change lenses. The first shot I wanted was an eyelevel shot with the cockpit. With the D5 / 14-24AFS I very carefully went up the slick as snot gangway to shoot eyelevel. I would take a shot, dry off the front element. Take a shot, dry off the...

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on May 25, 2018 in Aviation

Memorial Weekend Airshow Shooting

As we say thanks to all our veterans this weekend, there are many airshows paying tribute to our heroes who fought for our freedoms! I want to give you some thoughts, tricks, and tips so you can make the most of your air adventure. Now of course, buying a copy of Takeoff would be a great start! Realizing most learn best from watching rather than reading, you can head to my Kelby Class on Aviation Photography for more in-depth explanations. I want to talk about putting movement into your stills right now so just because you see planes here, these techniques apply to ALL moving subjects! Start with the understanding that shooting unrestricted is essential! The less you carry, the more mobile you are, the more mobile and limber you are, the sharper the photos and better composed they are (here is a complete listing of the gear that’s with me, most in the vehicle just in case). With that in mind, here are some tips that you can...

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on Apr 24, 2018 in Aviation

The Progress & Filming Continues!

Progress on #43-48950 continues at what seems like a lightning pace! We’ve just posted updates from last month as we’re down filming now! We’ve gotten more volunteers here wrenching on the plane and a whole lot more of you have contributed to the filming. Thank you so very much! And thanks so much for the love notes about our coin!...

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on Apr 18, 2018 in Aviation

Doolittle Raid 76th Anniversary

Seventy-six years ago today, 80 airmen in 16 B-25Bs launched from the USS Hornet to attack mainland Japan. Pearl Harbor was fresh in everyone’s memory and even though the damage from the raid was thought to be a token at best, the boost to the US moral was immeasurable. In Dayton, OH in 2017, eleven B-25 flew over the USAF Museum to pay their respect and tribute to the Doolittle Raiders and thank them for their sacrifice for our freedoms on the 75th anniversary of this event. Lt Col Dick Cole, 102 years old, is the last of the eighty Raiders and was present for the ceremonies. We feel very honored to know Dick and being able to call him friend. He’s not just a piece of living history and a hero, but he’s incredibly funny! We owe all our vets a tribute and I’m glad we are saying thanks to this very special...

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