Thursday, July 3, 2008

Photographing Airplanes & Air Shows (KMQJ) Indiana

Date: August 9, 2008Time: 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Spend an exciting Saturday w/Roberts Staff & special guests learning how to photograph Airplanes & Air Shows and at the same time help support Riley Hospital for Children.

First you'll attend a 9:00-11:00 AM seminar on "Photographing Airplanes & Air Shows" presented by Bob Burns, a published photographer, who has been taking pictures of airplanes for over 50 years.

After the seminar you'll have time for lunch on your own. We'll meet at Mt. Comfort Airport (MQJ) at 12:45 and hook up with Ted Brindle (Photo Team Chairman of the Indpls Air Show) and several pilots. This is a rare opportunity as they take us to the hangers to see their planes and weather permitting, they will fly their planes around the airport for us to photograph. More event details follow the registration info.

Some of the subjects to be covered in the seminar are:
-Equipment & items to bring
-Shooting static aircraft inside & out
-Shooting aircraft in flight
-Photo Shop help
-Saving & printing images
-Questions & answers

Equipment to Bring to the Class:
Attendees should bring their cameras with a couple of BLANK memory cards.
If you're using a DSLR/SLR consider a wide angle zoom & tele zoom or a wide to tele zoom like an 18-250 for DSLR or 28-200/300 for film bodies. You might consider a macro lens for close ups of details. Bring a flash for shots inside the hangers or for fill flash outside.
In the event of bad weather you might want to have a plastic bag or water resistant case to put your camera in.

9:00-11:00 AM Holiday Inn 21st & Shadeland Ave. Seminar by Bob Burns

11:00 AM-12:45 PM Lunch on your own

12:45-3:30 PM Mt. Comfort Airport Mt.Comfort, IN (MQJ)

Bob has been around & interested in airplanes since age 4 and his first flight in a Ford Trimotor at Terre Haute's Hullman Field. After joining the Air Force in 1952, being set overseas and saving to purchase a Leica camera, he started photographing airplanes for fun. Later he worked for the Martin Aircraft Company and then NASA for 34 years. Bob figures he's had over 2 million miles of world travel flight time. One of his more unusual assignments included trips on 7 different aircraft carriers. These positions gave him time and opportunity to build a collection of 40,000 images, about half being digital. His images have appeared in NASA facilities & various aircraft publications and he continues to shoot for several aircraft businesses.

Robert's Distributors · 317-636-5544 · 800-726-5544255 S. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46225

Ted Brindle

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