That’s right I’m heading to Oshkosh next week! I’m so excited to be going back this year after going in 2011 and missing last year. It is just so much fun with so many different planes and people you never know what to expect. Photographically it is a challenge, not because of the lack of subjects but for having to many subjects to choose from! It’s like a smorgasbord of planes, there’s something for everybody! I can’t wait!
Now for those of you wondering I will be camping all week but not to worry the blog will still be going!
The one thing that I see all the time is that photographers only look at the front of the aircraft as they walk around and never go around the whole plane. I never understood why this is because quite often the best background is actually when you’re looking at the tail. The day we were at Fantasy of Flight for Precon we had great skies everywhere we looked. The way the plane was parked we had the brown hangers in the background. Well I don’t like the brown hangers and with those great skies I had to do something about it. By getting low and using the wings as cover most of the hangers disappeared and with a little help in post, the plane now looks like it’s on a English base.
One of the reasons the tail looks so good is because it gives the allusion that the plane is going out somewhere. The last thing anyone sees of a plane as it goes off is the tail. This brings to life the mystery of the mission, where the plane has been, where is it going? All questions that make you scratch your head. The more mystery you bring to your images the more time someone spends looking at them trying to figure them out.