Photo Safari to Commemorative Air Force (CAF) in San Marcos, Texas
There is a great camera store in Austin, Texas (where my daughter lives) that offers a wide variety of classes covering many aspects of photography. This weekend they offered a class taught by a well-known aviation photographer (Moose Peterson) that taught us the basics of taking aviation photos. On Friday we had a two-hour class on the techniques used to shoot static and inflight aircraft using digital SLR cameras. On Saturday, the class went to the Commemorative Air Force hanger at San Marcos Airport, Texas. Not only did we have the run of all the planes in the hanger, they also arranged to have some World War 2 reenactors for our three-hour photo shoot. I really learned a lot from this short introduction into aviation photography, and I think in another 20 or 30 years I will feel comfortable taking photos with my Nikon. We were lucky to see “That’s All Brother”, a C-47 that is just completing an extensive rebuild and is preparing to return to Normandy in June for the D-Day anniversary. They told us that a number of C-47s are expected to be there to recreate the D-Day parachute drops. My photography needs a lot of work and practice, but I thought I might share some of the photos with you. (I took over 400 pictures today. Isn’t digital photography cool?) I hope you enjoy them.
31 additional images. Click to enlarge.