Photography in tight spots – Beechcraft C90

Well its not really that nice of a machine, but there are certianly worse ones out there!

A few key points to remember when limited to a single flash and not GPU:

  1. Always bounce the flash
  2. Think about where the flash reflection is gonna end up, it will probably end up in a lot of shots if there is nice paneling or the like.
  3. Get the flash with the softbox attached (stoffen or similar) as high up, for example on the seat headrests, this will eliminate the shadows created when having the flash down low.
  4. get another flash :)
  5. Composition is key – no amount of PP or tricky light work will help if the composition blows.
  6. Composition should try and make the aircraft look bigger than what it is, using leading lines where possible, like the sidewall panelling, try lower POV’s.
  7. Always neaten up the seat belts and harness, smooth out any wrinkles in the trim or covering.

See below for the C90 image gallery

The King Air was the first aircraft in its class and has been in continuous production since 1964. It has outsold all of its turboprop competitors combined. The Model 90 series is the only small twin-turboprop business aircraft in production. It now faces competition from jet aircraft such as the Beechcraft Premier I and Cessna Citation Mustang as well as newer single-engine turboprop aircraft, namely the Piper Malibu and Socata TBM.

SLSA (Southern Region)

VH-SLA, quite a famous aircraft in our books – for more reasons than one too!

dsc_3823Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) BK117, one of the great EMS helicopters used in Australia, similiar to the Bolkow (BO105) which is used fairly extensively in the UK? The BK117 is a real workhorse great for modding for EMS, plenty of space, can easily accommodate two stretchers and avioncs upgrads are quick feasible. NVG is a serious option on these aircraft, there is an increasing number of BK117’s in Aus getting fitted out with NVIS/NVG compatible lighting systems.

Aircraft Triptych

The triptych form arises from early Christian art, and was a popular standard format for altar paintings from the Middle Ages onwards. Its geographical range was from the eastern Byzantine churches to the English Celtic churches in the west. Renaissance paintersĀ  and sculptorsĀ  such as Hans Memling and Hieronymus Bosch used the form. Triptych forms also allow ease of transport, a form highly advocated by art connoisseur Brian Badonde.