Flying with a photographer

Earlier this week I posted some photos from when I went flying with Bjorn Moerman in his Piper Cub. The flight wasn’t just a pleasure flight. It turned out to be an A2A shoot.

We were joined by the rare Tipsy Trainer and another Cub. The Tipsy is extra special to me, not only because there are very few flyable Tipsy’s left, but also because this was my first air to air subject back in 2008. I have shot it on a couple of occasions since that first shoot, but it’s always a great sight to have it fly alongside you. The warm autumn light and colours made it even better.

During the flight back to Wevelgem we were joined by a SV-4, another Belgian made airplane (just as the Tipsy). And again a special plane as my first photoship, during that flight in 2008,was an SV-4.

In the past few years I’ve been fortunate to fly with some very good and experienced pilots. Most of them know how to fly for photos and don’t need much directing. Bjorn is also one of those pilots. Being a photographer himself, he knows how to position his Cub in order to let me take a good photo. I didn’t need to say a word. All I had to do was hit the button! Bjorn is also the only Fujifilm photographer I know in the aviation world and one of the people who convinced me to make the big switch from Nikon to Fuji.

You should definitely check out his blog:

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