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My very first aerial shoot

December 30, 2011 - Today is the 30th anniversary of my first published photograph. It also happened to be my first ride in a helicopter, an...
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Speck Case for aerial photography

November 25, 2011 - The ultimate ipad accessory might well be a helicopter, but I’ll have to settle for a good case for an ipad to use when...
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I’m a nominee for the Photography masters Cup

November 03, 2011 - One of my aerial tilt shift shots of a freeway is a nominee in the Aerial Photography Category of this years awards....
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Hayward Airport

October 30, 2011 - Tilt- Shift of Hayward Airport
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Tracking and geotagging aerial photos

October 03, 2011 - I recently got an ipad, and it’s been very useful to have on shoots. In the back of the helicopter an ipad is lot more c...
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Moss Landing Power Plant

September 26, 2011 - Moss Landing Power Plant in the fog. The stacks are 500ft high and can be seen throughout the Monterey Bay Area.
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Morning fog over Monterey Bay

September 25, 2011 - Morning fog over Monterey Bay on my way to a client shoot last Friday. I flew with Specialized Helicopters out of Watson...
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Flying with 771 NAS on a practice search and rescue mission

August 24, 2011 - Back in college I was lucky enough to arrange to fly with a Royal Navy Search and Rescue Helicopter from RNAS Culdrose i...
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Port of Oakland Crane

August 09, 2011 - Port of Oakland Crane Even though it's an urban myth that the Port of Oakland cranes were the inspiration for the AT-AT...
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Adobe Pop-up Store

August 05, 2011 - Russell Brown, me and my aerial shot of the Transamerica Pyramid on the wall at the Adobe pop-up store in San Francisco.
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Union Bank Tilt Shift

August 03, 2011 - The roof of the Union Bank building in San Francisco. No helipads in sight, downtown San francisco only has one rooftop...
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57 Splash Hits

July 21, 2011 - The Giants have made 57 splash hits out of the stadium into McCovey Cove since the ballpark opened in 2000.
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Toll Plaza Aerial View

July 11, 2011 - A miniature Bay Bridge toll plaza! This is one of my favorite tilt shift photos so far. It can be a bit hit and miss doi...
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First Flying lesson

July 01, 2011 - Yesterday I got to try to fly a helicopter. And I do mean “try” as I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Shooting from a h...
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My Ride

June 30, 2011 - My ride this morning.
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Downtown and the Bay Bridge

June 21, 2011 - Aerial view of Bay Bridge and Downtown San Francisco on a perfect sunny morning.
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New Bay Bridge - Yerba Buena Detour

June 07, 2011 - Here’s what the Yerba Buena detour looks like from the air.
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Bernal Heights Tilt Shift

May 26, 2011 - Flying over my neighbourhood was fun. It’s a different perspective on the streets I know well.
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Red Mini on the 580

May 19, 2011 - An early morning shot of Interstate 580 and State Route 24 in Oakland. I like how the red mini stands out against the gr...
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Tilt Shift Freeway

May 12, 2011 - Another real Tilt Shift shot. This time a freeway interchange in the East Bay.
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How to shoot a building from the air

May 09, 2011 - Here’s a short video of me shooting the Transamercia Pyramid in San Francisco from the air.
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Retro style aerial view of the Transamerica Buliding

May 04, 2011 - I really like how this shot of the Transamercia Pyramid came out. The square crop makes it feel like I shot it on my Has...
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Film vs Digital

May 02, 2011 - Last weeks shoot over San Francisco lasted just under an hour and I shot 967 images. Days like that, I don’t miss film o...
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Bay Bridge Tilt Shift

April 29, 2011 - This one is for real, no photoshop trickery. Shot with the Canon TS-E 45mm lens, with lots of movement applied.
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A fantastically clear morning for my shoot over San Francisco today.

April 29, 2011 - This is the view from the door looking back at the Bay Bridge and Downtown. It was a cold morning and one of the cleares...
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Photoshop tilt shift test

April 27, 2011 - A photoshop test to simulate a tilt shift lens. I'll be testing out a Canon 45mm tilt shift lens soon to see how it comp...
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