My wife Julie had not touched a “real” camera for over 30 years. In that period of time, much has changed in camera technology since she used her Olympus Film camera. As a ballet dancer and instructor, she was interested in taking photos of dance back in the 1970s and ‘80s. She took two photography courses at a community college where she discovered that she had an exceptional eye for photo composition.
Today, any amateur or semi-pro still photographer can jump into aerial videography by purchasing and learning to fly the many brands of affordable Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) otherwise known as drones. The learning curve can be steep, as you’ll have to adhere to a number of very specific and strict Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. But the FAA and training organizations, such as the Academy of Model Aeronautics Flight School or DartDrones, provide all the information you need to get started flying drones and shooting stunning aerial video.
Advertising: it is around us every day. It asks us to buy something, go somewhere, or become someone’s customer. In our hyper-connected world, we see advertising images everywhere we look. Most never make it into our sphere of consciousness. It takes a special kind of image to be remarkable enough to grab you and make you notice the product or service.
Back in high school, Oshkosh, Wisconsin photographer Jim Koepnick used the generic exposure guide on the slide film box to set exposures on his Argus C3 camera. He didn’t know at the time that playing around with a few boxes of Kodachrone would lead to hundreds of magazine covers and an uncountable amount of published images.