For several months now Dad and I have been planning our trip to Oshkosh. Oshkosh is one of the largest aircraft gatherings in the world and supposedly one of the most fun. Now I have never been there before so I am totally PUMPED! From everything i keep hearing it sounds like one massive great time that is almost too good to be true. Best part is getting to be there all week!
In the past months I have been on many new adventures, flown with amazing aircraft and met some truly awesome people. All of that has brought me to this point, ready to go to one of the best airshows in the country. From flying with B17’s and P51’s to working with kit planes smaller than ones car, it’s all been one long road of fun. Each new plane and each new experience is just another reminder of where aviation has come from. The same could be said about photography.
Now with every plane comes a whole new history to learn and a new style in which to photography the planes. It becomes clear that with the evolution of aircraft comes the need to photograph the planes in different ways in order to truly show off the planes. Amazingly with all the work with warbirds a new fascination with jets has emerged. Jets allow for more graphic images, harsher shadows and brighter highlights creating contrast between the planes and their environments. With all the variety out there i can’t wait to see what might be at Oshkosh awaiting fresh blood to capture their images.
Bags are packed, cameras in hand, tickets in the pocket and a joy in the heart. It’s off to a new venue and some more stories!
Images captured with Nikon D3, AF-S 200-400 VR, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film