|I took a different approach for my final. I've always been interested in documentary/photojournalism and decided that is how I wanted to shoot for my final project. I imagined that I was shooting for a newspaper. As commanded by Prof. Slade, if we had access to something cool, photograph it. And that is exactly what I did.|
I've been attending air shows for as long as I can remember. My family would go mainly because my dad and my war veteren Great-Grandpa were obsessed with planes. I also have become slightly obsessed with them, too. My Great-Grandpa passed away two years ago, and every time I attend an air show, it is mostly in memory of him. That is my reason for going. The last two air shows were different - I wanted to know why other people were there. What brings so many people to these air shows? My reasoning has always been personal, but what about others? Is it because of family connections, obsession of planes, or pure patriotism? I was surprised to find many different stories at these air shows. It is amazing what stories you can find if you take the time to look around you.
|Introducing the all mighty Thunderbirds. The Thunderbirds will show up many times in this project because they were simply my Great-Grandpa's favorite planes to watch. I bet he got the best seat in heaven to watch these shows. One of the most fun tasks for me was to figure out how to make a plane look good while in the air. A lot of my pictures looked like the planes were toys floating space, but I finally figured out how to make them look like they were in action.|
|Just one of the many breath-taking maneuvers that the Thunderbirds can perform. Can you imagine the skill and preciseness the pilots need to complete this without hitting into each other? I cannot imagine the thrill these pilots experience.|
|One of the best things during air shows are the parade of pilots. I was humbled to see how much respect and regard that the crowd held for these individuals. Some of the most enthusiastic crowd members were the youngest. Made my heart proud.|