Thursday, February 12, 2009

Longhorn Helicopters Fleet

I went out to longhorn helicopters the other day for a strange and very coool assignment. They started off wanting a just a shot of the crew and the helicopters in the background. I took that shot, and since they all had to get the helicopters back to the hangar, I talked them into another photo. .. :)


Here is tandy setting up this photo.


And here it is. Hehe. No photoshop, this is all real, 6 helicopters in a tight airspace.


Additionally I took individual photos for them.


Here are the company owners



Helicopters are a very tricky thing to photograph. You have to have a really slow shutter speed 1/50 seemed to do the job. You think it would be the opposite, but when the blades are frozen, the chopper looks like a rock in the air. With the slow shutter speed, you have to have decent panning skills or the pilot must have killer hover skills and you have a steady hand.


-Jonny Carroll
Photographer

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2 comments:

elizabethcarroll said...

Wow, that's incredible!

Thorpe said...

Great shots! Id heard that before about shooting heli's. You did good, got it just right.