In what is believed to be a UK and possibly a world first, Calumet’s seminar academy is set to pilot an exclusive ‘Air to Air Photography’ day for just SIX ‘high-flying’ photographers.
For £495 each, (including VAT) delegates will get a full day’s masterclass, complete with a unique airborne photo-shoot ‘sortie’ in the afternoon.
Said Calumet marketing executive Sian Hamer: “We are teaming up with professional aviation photographer and pilot Keith Wilson and experienced aerobatic and formation pilot and photographer Mick Osbaldeston to offer delegates this matchless introduction to air-to-air photography. The date currently set for the first seminar is July 8th 2013 - so interested photographers need to act fast.”
Added retired Met Police Officer Mick Osbaldeston: “We are very excited about this new programme. We believe this on-location workshop is a ‘world-first’ opportunity for photographers – whether they are professionals or simply aircraft enthusiasts with cameras – the chance to photograph aircraft in flight from the air.
The morning will be spent at The Shropshire Aero Club at Sleap Aerodrome, Harmer Hill, covering all aspects of safety, equipment and technique.
And while on the ground delegates will have the opportunity to take close up / detail shots of unusual aircraft and be allowed escorted access airside - including runway threshold and close proximity for photographing landing and departing aircraft.
Then each delegate boards a high wing Cessna for his or her unique chance to fly in close proximity to another plane that they can photograph.”
If the first workshop takes off the duo plans an extended programme of air-to-air days with Calumet in future months. Book your place today on the Calumet
website. For examples of Air2Air Photography visit this Flickr