Yesterday I wrote about taking some photographs at "The Air Zoo" in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and I received an interesting question from a reader. The question related to aerial photography, and if my wife would be willing to write a post or two about aerial photography. Today is grandkids day, so getting my wife to sit down and write a post today is not in the cards; however, she has agreed to write a couple, and shortly I will publish them for everyone to see. In the meantime, let me give you a taste of what it is like to work with a professional photographer. First and foremost, I had to "pass inspection" before we headed off to The Air Zoo. This consisted of making sure the camera batteries were charged, that I had a tripod, the camera manual and a flash unit. Once we arrived and I set up the tripod to take my first series of photographs, I quickly discovered what perfection is all about. We discussed automatic, manual, aperture priority, shutter priority and exposure compensation before I took the first photograph. Now, I always thought I was reasonably intelligent, but with all of these terms flying at me, and her making an adjustment or 20, and pretty soon I was as confused as a chicken with a fox in the coop! But, she slowed down, and I began to get some clue as to what I was trying to accomplish. I hope to publish the first of the photos next week, and I think you will all enjoy them a lot. Included with the photograph will be details as to camera body, lens, camera settings and what I did to get the photograph into its final state.
In the meantime, click on the photograph on the right to see something really special. This is a photograph my wife took from her Piper J3 Cub with a Canon Rebel while I flew the airplane. It is a photograph of a General Motors plant on the Grand River in Lansing, Michigan. If you like the photos, perhaps you would like to make a paper airplane model of the Piper J3 Cub from which these photos were taken. You can get one for only $ 5.95 at Piper J3 Cub down loadable Paper Airplane.
Let me know what you think. Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch! JetAviator7 ps: Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter "All Things Aviation" here!