Ordinary Vs. Extraordinary – May 1, 2013

I recently worked on an e-mail blast advertising campaign and wanted to share it with you.  Tell me what you think of it, please; I look forward to reading your comments.

When you are planning a new advertisement for a publication such as Executive Controller, Business Air, or Charter Hub magazine, do you think about these items when you have photographs taken of the aircraft currently for sale, lease or charter?

Was the sun behind you and the aircraft, or was the sun high in the sky, or even worse, in front of you and the aircraft, leading to what is called a “backlit” photograph?

Was the aircraft parked where there is no chance of distracting shadows within the cabin, providing the setting for extraordinary images that will help the viewer feel as if they are already comfortably sitting in the cabin.

I will take the time to position your aircraft in the most appealing environment possible for realistic, but clean exterior photographs.  If there is a distracting background behind the aircraft, I will take the time to replace that background with a visually appealing one.  For interior photographs, I take great care to make sure the aircraft is parked in the best possible light to capture the beautiful interior without distracting shadows or elements that could take the viewer’s attention from the beautiful décor inside the aircraft.

As a recognized authority in the field of aviation photography, I accept nothing less than excellence. I will help you and your company present incredibly beautiful images that will draw your target audience into your marketing pieces and, asking for more information about your aircraft.

At the end of the e-mail, I enclosed examples of “before/after” photographs that I’ve recently taken of interiors and exteriors so that my target audience can visualize the difference I can make for them.  Here are a few of those photographs.
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Lear Jet Interior – April 28, 2013

I was in the Washington DC area recently, and while I was up there, I had the opportunity to photograph this jet.  I had photographed the exterior at Dallas Love Field about a week earlier, then it got called out on a sudden trip and I was unable to photograph the interior at that time.

I’m so glad it all worked out, eventually, and I was able to photograph both the exterior AND the interior, for a complete shoot.

Hope you like these photographs.

MJ1P3881r_15APR13L Lear Jet Exterior, starboard side. MJ1P4754r_28APR13L MJ1P4797r_28APR13L

British Aerospace 146-100

I recently had a client contact me from Germany about photographing his client’s VVIP British Aerospace 146-100 aircraft.  This was a fun assignment and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful jet.

This aircraft was made by the British Aerospace Corporation in the early 1980’s, and when I was in college at Texas Tech University, I worked briefly for Aspen Airways and they flew these aircraft in and out of Lubbock, to Amarillo, TX and then on into Denver, Colorado; as a United Express commuter.  Back in the day, this plane in airline configuration would hold about 85 people in an all-coach class seating arrangement.

We were one of the first, if not the first airline to actually put a jetway bridge up to this aircraft and you had to be VERY careful when doing so or you could hit one of the two engines on the wing as the jetway was moving toward or away from the jet.  I just love this jet, it is a good looking aircraft and to me, even sitting still, it just looks fast.

I also had an extremely enjoyable time talking to the Chief Pilot of this aircraft, he was very nice and so interesting to talk to.  He had previously flown jet fighters for the United States Navy.  After he got out of the Navy, he did some flying for Rockwell International, if I remember his story correctly, flying a BAC-111 test bed for them.  Rockwell International was manufacturing new flight radars for the B-1 Bomber at the time and their two or three BAC-111 aircraft flew test missions to see how well the software and avionics worked.  The pilot said they did a lot of very low level flying in the BAC-111 and people would call in to their local police department or sheriff’s department, this was before 911, and wanted to report an airliner had just crashed, as the jets were flying so low.  I bet those low level flights did alarm quite a few local residents!

Hope you enjoy the photos.


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Port Side



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I was hired by a company not based in Texas to photograph this jet last week.  Went over to Dallas Executive Airport to photograph it.  They flew in the jet for me to photograph it, and then they flew it back home, to sell it.

It was a gorgeous day to photograph it, and I really enjoyed working with my new client, he told me one of these days, he’d take me flying and I could fly the plane.  I said, “Let’s go right now!”  I can’t believe he didn’t offer to go up right away.

I’m sure he will take me one of these days, until then, enjoy the new photos.

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Photographed a Cessna Citation Excel

I worked with a new client yesterday who recently saw my new advertisement that aviationbroadcast.com recently ran for me.

Here is a copy of the ad, please feel free to tell me what you think of it.

I’ll add some of this jet’s photos just as soon as I get finished enhancing them in Photoshop.