Aviation Photography Workshop in Atlanta

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November 15-17, 3G Aviation Media will be conducting an aviation photography workshop in concert with the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. Guest Instructor for this workshop is internationally renowned aviation photographer José “Fuji” Ramos.

A breathtaking photograph draws the eye and produces a memory. When the focus of that photograph is vintage aircraft, strong images of America’s history and ingenuity, it is often accompanied by a feeling. That feeling is different for each person and often illustrates the memory it produces, feelings of pride, joy, determination, or remembrance of a time long ago. Enter the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Squadron whose purpose is to “honor American military aviation through flight, exhibition, and remembrance”, essentially bringing about those feelings in a live format. Now combine them with 3G Aviation Media whose workshops strive to “provide attendees an opportunity to learn, plan, execute, and develop as photographers in a small group environment while working with first-rate aviation subjects”, and you have a match made in eye popping, memory producing, feeling inducing aviation photography heaven.

    November 15-17 at the CAF Dixie Wing’s hangar at Falcon Field in Peachtree City, GA, workshop participants from all walks of life and all levels of photography skill will have the chance to make these kinds of photographic memories while sharpening their skills as photographers. The Dixie Wing and 3G Aviation Media have paired together to provide participants not only a glimpse into the Dixie Wing’s stunning array of vintage WWII aircraft but also to provide a unique opportunity for photographers eager to grow their skill set. Topics at the workshop will include planning and executing static sunrise and sunset photo shoots, photographing models and reenactors, learning about working with aircraft and flight line safety, shooting the details, post-processing and work flow techniques, and how to critique images.

    The CAF Dixie Wing, a 501C3 non-profit, comprised of volunteer members who strive to maintain these warbirds in flying condition so that they can be utilized to educate the community will be providing several photo subjects. These photo subjects will potentially include an SBD-5 Dauntless (one of only 3 in flying condition in the world), FG-1D Corsair, a Mitsubishi “Zero”, and a Nakajima B-5N “Kate”. In addition to the vintage aircraft, the Dixie Wing and 3G have collaborated to bring in reenactors and models at various times during the workshop. The three ”G”s of 3G Aviation Media, Tony Granata, Doug Glover, and Matt Genuardi, will each bring to the workshop their various areas of expertise in photographing aircraft. Tony Granata brings expertise in post-processing of images and has a wealth of knowledge shooting from helicopters. Matt Genuardi will add his expertise in working with models and professional lighting equipment. Doug Glover adds yet another aspect with his expertise in “packing for the location” and dealing with the aircraft, pilot, and aircraft safety.

    A final touch to the workshop will be guest instructor José “Fuji” Ramos. “Fuji” is an internationally renowned aviation photographer who has documented aviation subjects all across the United States. “Fuji” has been an instructor or keynote speaker at events for Nikon, the International Society for Aviation Photography, and the 2013 Photoshop World Expo. His focus is “to provide the best in aviation photography and journalism. With a keen eye on current events while remaining mindful of history, I strive to educate through my imagery.” “Fuji” will be teaching the feature topic at the workshop on speed lighting aviation subjects.

    The partnership between the CAF Dixie Wing and 3G Aviation Media for this workshop is truly a rare opportunity for photography enthusiasts. For more information on the aviation workshop or to register as a participant in the workshop, visit the website at http://3gaviationmedia.com/workshop/dixie or contact Moreno Aguiari, Dixie Wing Marketing Coordinator, at [email protected] http://www.dixiewing.org

    The Commemorative Air Force is a non-profit organization dedicated to flying and restoring World War II aircraft in Honor of American Military Aviation.  Based in Midland, Texas, the organization has over 10,000 members and operates a fleet of over 157 vintage aircraft distributed to 83 units located in 25 states.   http://www.commemorativeairforce.org

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