Aviation is one of the most challenging sections in photography as a photographer shooting fast moving subjects and bright constantly changing backgrounds but also one of the most rewarding at the end of the day when you have nailed that outstanding shots. You will be on your feet for 8-10 hours and constantly assessing the light and action on the day. The right equipment, techniques and settings is crucial in aviation photography. Safety plays a big role and safety briefings must be attended.

Aviation photography is the act of taking images of aircraft, either in flight, or on the ground. Types of aviation photography include air-to-air, ground-to-air, ground-static, and remote photography. Military aviation photography, especially air-to-air, requires additional skills, as the photo and target aircraft often fly at velocities of over Mach 1, while under moderate to high G.

So go and join a local photography club and get involved and spend weekends doing what you love doing, shoot away.


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