posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 10:31 PM
The Internaltional Society for Aviation Photography will be having their convention soon in Las Vegas.
Two photographers are of interest. One is Jim Sugar, whose presentation I've seen. Jim has done extensive photography with Scaled Composites / Burt
Rutan. (Who knows what Rutan has showed him.) Jim is a National Geographic caliber photographer. I won't ruin the talk, but a lot of it is more like
advice for life rather than advice on photography. Here is one hint from Jim: Always shoot a few vertical shots (as opposed to landscape) since the
vertical shots can get you the magazine cover. Jim has had his share of magazine covers.
Now for the geeky stuff, there is Eric Schulzinger. I have not seen his presentation before, but here is the description from the website:
Eric Schulzinger Eric traces his career back twenty years to the Skunk Works where he worked with such aerospace design leaders as Ben Rich and Kelly
Johnson. Originally a flight-test photographer for the Skunk Works, he has literally watched and photographed the evolution of stealth design. His
images have appeared on magazine covers around the world featuring such aircraft as the U-2, SR-71, F-117, F-22, JSF, and the DarkStar. Currently,
Schulzinger is director of photography for Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Clearly, this is the guy to capture and waterboard until he spills the beans. [Yes, that is a joke.] As an alternative, just get him drunk and see if
I noticed they have two media days. One is for Red Flag and the other is at Creech AFB. Creech is sold out.