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Friday, February 5, 2010

Aviation Photography

I have always been a fan of aviation photography. And one of the most popular books in that genre is the "how to" book written by T. Malcolm English, who is the editor of AIR International, one of Great Britain's premiere aviation magazines. This book is one of the best I've seen and considering it has been updated in the last few years, it's switched over to color photographs and has combined film photography with digital photography. English also talks about lenses and other hardware as well as techniques for taking better photographs of aircraft.

So far I've been able to get near civil aviation (mostly airliners) but I hope to get to another Abbotsford International Airshow at some point in my life and be able to photograph fast military jets again. Some of my friends like Randy Rothaar and Jose M. Ramos are able to get into the military installations and airshows and are able to photograph some wonderful shots of F-16s, F/A-18s and other birds of that ilk. Hopefully, I'll be able to get out there at Abbotsford and start nailing some shots in the next few years.

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