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  • A2A 2010

    Images taken on Air to Air Academy / Antwerp at 2010

  • What is Air to Air Photography?

    Air-to-air photography is the art of photographing aircraft in the air, by using another aircraft as a photo platform. It is especially popular among military aircraft photographers and aerobatic pilots flying at air shows.

    Air-to-air photography requires special skills and experience, as the photo platform and target aircraft often fly low level while under moderate to high G-forces. Looking through his camera, the photographer usually sits looking sideways while the aircraft manoeuvres through the sky, often resulting in airsickness and making air-to-air photography even more challenging.

    The subject aircraft is photographed while both aircraft are in flight. This allows the photographer to position the subject in specific locations and angles to get the most desirable shot. Some things that must be considered to achieve best results are lighting and background. Proper lighting is achieved through correct placement of the aircraft relative to the sun, and is accomplished flying only at certain times of the day and/or by flying at a heading that lines the sun up on the subject aircraft properly. The background can highlight or distract from the subject and must be carefully considered when taking shots. Air-to-air photography can be used for a variety of purposes, including commercial use and advertising. During World War II, air-to-air photographs were used in training members of the armed forces in aircraft recognition in publications like the British journal Aircraft Recognition.

    Famous air-to-air photographers include Charles Brown (United Kingdom), Gavin Conroy (New Zealand), Mariusz Adamski (Poland), Luigino Caliaro (Italy), Ted Carlson (United States of America), Jamie Hunter (United Kingdom), Jan Jorgensen (Norway) and Katsuhiko Tokunaga (Japan).

    source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air-to-air_photography

  • A2A 2012 Selection

    This is a portfolio of images taken on 2012