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Panning

  I always enjoy pushing myself to see if I can capture a photograph that is dynamic, something more than just a simple snap shot. By panning as this plane was on its takeoff roll, with a shutter speed of approximately 1/20, the background blurred visually showing motion. Nikon D4, Nikkor...

Sharpening your Skills

  Over the weekend I spent some time playing in Photoshop.  It was a reminder of the power, and at times the complexity, that this program has. I’m often asked what is the best way to learn Photoshop.  I’ve found the online Kelby training website to be my go-to learning site.  Scott Kelby of National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) has assembled a multitude of instructional videos...

2013, the Start of a New Year

  It’s the first day of 2013; 2012 is now just a memory and 2013 is an adventure waiting to unfold. Nikon D4,...

Aviation History

  While in Maine looking for fall color Moose and I stopped by the Wiscasset airport to see the warbirds of the Texas Flying Legends Museum.  What a treat to be able to see these WWII aircraft up close and talk with the crews who fly and maintain these great historical aircraft. This is the flight deck of Betty’s Dream, a B-25J.  I was immediately drawn to all the detail in the cockpit and wanted a...

Soaring

  Over the weekend I got together with friends to photograph a glider air-to-air.  It’s something I’ve never done before, work with a glider, but hey if it involves airplanes I’m in. I wasn’t sure how the afternoon would turn out, photographing a small white glider against a blue sky isn’t that dramatic but the heat of the afternoon fueled development of the cumulus clouds...

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