Why use a polarizing filter…?

Arc of a rainbow with an aircraft flying through it

  Using a Polarizing Filter- By Rob Stapleton/Alaskafoto Copyright 2021 Use of a polarizing filter can be spectacular for color photography. My use of circular polarizers goes way back to the 35mm Single lens reflex days shooting Kodachrome 25 transparency (slide) film also known as Kodachrome II movie transparency film (two) it had an ISO […]

Alaska aviation image of the day Sept. 2, 2017

Governor Bill Walker has issued a proclamation declaring September 2017 Aviation Appreciation Month, recognizing the importance of aviation in the State of Alaska. “Aviation is the primary statewide means of access and connection for eighty-two percent of Alaska’s communities not connected to the contiguous road system,” said Walker.  “Alaska is home to 749 registered airports and seaplane […]

Anchorage Airport Wins Air Cargo Awards

Award Winning Service and Location- The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (TSAIA) has been awarded Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Awards in three separate categories. TSAIA won the ACE Award for the best North American Airport, the Specialty Cargo Category, and the Platinum Award for airports with over 1 Million Tons Category. The Air Cargo Excellence […]

Colorful photography in drab lighting

How to add color to your images in flat lighting When shooting images in lighting that is less than spectacular there are ways to enhance an image. First, look for the position of the dominant lighting and place your aircraft or subject at angles to it. In non-direct sunlight, as in early morning dawn, or […]