Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “Palm Springs Air Museum

Fun With Purpose

Yes what I get to do is great fun! I am in one airplane, a T-28 Trojan shooting the video of this P-40 Warhawk. The purpose actually is to create “content”, the photographs, videos and features showing the excitement and fun of the Palm Springs Air Museum. “One of the best Air Museums in the World” – CNN. Thanks!

Not Typical BTS

Not your typical behind the scenes setup, except maybe for me. Shooting the board of directors for the Palm Springs Air Museum in front of two aircraft, showing both fully and the sign on the hangar. Two rows of 19 people sitting and standing. And very simply it came out perfect. Will show the final photograph when it is released. Could not be happier with the results!

Lighting was the Broncolor 1200L Move, Broncolor Para 133 and a Broncolor Octabox for  some fill. Had to balance it all out with the Sun in and out of some overcast, low behind me to my right. Camera was a Hasselblad H4D-40 with the Hasselblad HC 50mm lens.

Everything was all set up and ready to go before anyone got there. I shot 12 frames in succession in no more than two minutes.

A Successful Gala

I am honored to write the feature and shoot the photographs..

Our 2018 Annual Gala was a huge success! Special guest, Motion Picture “Top Gun” Commander “Viper” Tom Skerritt punctuated the evening as we honored our Heroes among us.

Our World War II PBY Catalina “Harriet’s Chariot” was dramatically presented in lighting and staging allowing us to announce the beginning of it’s restoration to it’s status of being such a very historic aircraft and part of our Living History here at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

This center page spread from our monthly newsletter “The Beacon”, part of your Member Benefits. Please join us and visit year round! Right here at¬†Thanks!

March 2018 BEACON Spread

Blue Angels On The Flightline

The precision of the United States Navy Blue Angels even just coming back to the flightline is amazing! At the Naval Air Facility El Centro Airshow this past Saturday. With the Palm Springs Air Museum, we were very happy to have been part of it with our own aircraft too! Thanks!

Flight Of Three

Truly I had a pretty good spot to shoot from…

Inspired by the Blue Angels at NAF El Centro, we decided to do our own formation flying on the way back to the Palm Springs Air Museum. Over the Salton Sea.

The Other Four

The Palm Springs Air Museum took four aircraft to the NAF El Centro Airshow this past weekend. These are not them. Took me along too. Good thing I brought a camera (or two)!

The United States Navy Blue Angels! At their opening demonstration for their 2018 flying season. We were very honored to bring our own aircraft to the Naval Air Facility El Centro for this exciting Air Show! And just as excited to bring you a look at our experience in photos and video. Thanks!

Blue Angels

Clear To Taxi!

I really do get to do some fun things with the Palm Springs Air Museum! Like fly in warbirds to airshows and then shoot photos and video!

Clear To Taxi! The Blue Angels head on out for their season opening flight demonstration yesterday at NAF El Centro. Truly an overwhelming and incredible display of powerful aircraft and piloting skill.

We travel to airshows with a fleet of our own incredible aircraft to share the Palm Springs Air Museum with those who have not visited with us here at what is “One of the best Air Museums in the World!”.

Watch here and on the Palm Springs Air Museum Facebook Page for more of our weekend at the NAF El Centro Airshow and the Blue Angels! Thanks!