55th Post

Well I haven’t posted in a very long time and I apologize for that.  Just been rather busy photographing some aircraft for some clients of mine.  Last week, I photographed a Lear Jet for a client, and the week before I photographed a Beechcraft King Air, for another client.  Today, Dallas/Fort Worth is reporting 107 degrees and I photographed a Cessna Citation CJ1.

Thank the Lord that the CJ1 had air conditioning!  The King Air two weeks ago, had no air conditioning, and although I photographed it at 7:00 a.m., it was already very hot and muggy in the cabin, especially with no air circulating whatsoever.

I’ll try and post some photos from all three shoots later on this week.  Sorry this one is so short, just wanted to let all of my “many” fans and followers, I haven’t died.

Yet, that is.




54th post

Haven’t written anything in a few days so I wanted to take this time to catch everyone up to date on what is going on with me.

Earlier this week, I met with a client who contacted me about the possibility of photographing two of his company’s aircraft, a Beechcraft King Air 200 and a Cessna Citation.  I showed him my current portfolio with many of the photos that I’ve taken this past year of the various aircraft that companies have hired me to photograph in order to either sell the aircraft, or possibly put them on a web site for advertising purposes for chartering the aircraft.

He was impressed with my work and my pricing and I am now going to be photographing these two aircraft for him, very soon.

I’m also working with a graphic designer to come up with a new logo for my aviation photography business as this part of my business is really taking off.  Sorry for the pun!  I couldn’t resist.  I should have the final logo within the next two days, I’m really pleased with the way it is looking; then I’ll need to decide what photographs I will be putting on the back side of the business card, and also making decisions on what other types of marketing materials I will start to use to get the word out about my aviation photography.

Yesterday, on Wednesday, I had a great conversation with a lady who has a firm that specializes in business marketing to the corporate aircraft market, which is exactly the target market I am pursuing, as I look to build my business.  She is going to send me an information packet on her services and I will then begin to decide on what level of marketing her firm will begin to pursue for me.

I’m very excited about all of the positive changes that my photography business is going through at this point and time.  I’ve always had a love for photography, yet I feel that these past two years of pursuing it as a full-time profession, was not going the way I wanted it to.  Yet, fortunately for me, I’ve finally found my passion which is photographing aircraft (I’ve ALWAYS loved anything associated with airplanes, helicopters, jets, crop-dusters, flying, etc…) and I’m wanting to grow my business considerably the next couple of years.

I’ve been very fortunate to have some great mentors to help guide me along the way, and yes, I’ve made some mistakes along the way, and I’ve gotten knocked off the horse, a couple of times, BUT, the most important thing is to get back up on the horse, IMMEDIATELY and do not let ANYONE steal your dreams.

I attend a leadership luncheon from time to time that a good friend of mine hosts, along with some other men and women; and a few meetings back someone spoke of fire extinguishers and fire starters.  I want to be associated with FIRE STARTERS !!  These are the people that encourage you and help you achieve the dreams and goals you have set for yourself, I want to avoid FIRE EXTINGUISHERS who are people who continually to try and put out your fire, your burning desire.  Associate with positive people and get rid of all the negative people in your life.  You will notice a HUGE difference in the way you think.  I know it has helped me beyond description.

Thank you for reading my blog, I don’t know truthfully how many people actually read it, but for those people that do; thank you for taking time out of your busy day to read what I have to say.

Don’t know if I’ve posted this photo before or not, and I apologize if I have in the past, but I really like this jet.


53rd Blog

I’m working today on getting about 30 photographs printed, in order to actually have a physical portfolio of my work, as I go visit with prospective clients about my aviation photography.

A physical portfolio is good, so people can more or less, “touch” the photos and see how nice they look in a printed format.

I’ve uploaded 30 photos to my printing lab and I’ll go pick them up on Monday.  Either later today or tomorrow afternoon, I guess I’ll venture over to Hobby Lobby and see what kind of portfolio/binder I can put the photographs in, to present to prospective clients.  The photographs are being printed in an 8 x 10 format, so I’ll also have to purchase some type of protective sleeves for the prints, as well.

Here are a couple of examples of what I’m printing out.  Hope you like them.