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Takeoff: The Alpha to Zulu of Aviation Photography by Moose Peterson

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Section 1: Before the Prop TurnsGetting the Basics Under Your Belt

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My very first air-to-air: AT-6 Texan Midnight Rendezvous | Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec

There is nothing more glamorous in photography, more challenging, adrenaline-pumping, scary, or romantic than the air-to-air photo mission! With just over a hundred air-to-air photo missions logged in slightly over six years, you could honestly say I’m hooked. As you might imagine, though, you just can’t walk up to a pilot or plane and shoot an air-to-air photo mission. Personally, it took me more than two years of really working the genre before I got my first opportunity to shoot air-to-air. ...

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