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 […]

Anchorage International Airport: Best Place for an Aircraft Photographer

Alaska jet, aircraft, fueling, ANC, Alaskafoto images

Alaska’s largest airport Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is ranked the world’s 5th busiest airport. From a photographer’s point of view this place can be a heaven as aircrafts come and go by the second, with as many as 500 wide-body cargo planes landing per week. One can see a variety of Aircraft at this […]

Ted Steven Anchorage International Airport Rated Third in the US by J.D. Power Study

Ted Steven Anchorage International Airport | Alaskafoto | Aircraft & Aeroplane Photography

Located on a peninsula that juts out into the Upper Cook Inlet, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport was rated the third best airport among “medium” sized airports nationally in the U.S. Called the  2017 North America Airport Satisfaction Study the J.D. Power study rated six main factors: terminal facilities, airport accessibility, security check, baggage claim, […]

Heat Wave Creates Mirage Type Photographs at ANC

Mirage Effect in Photographs- Heat waves on black asphalt or cement surfaces have taken with a telephoto lens can make a dramatic mirage type effect. This image was taken on a hot afternoon at ANC with a 100-400mm zoom lens. Note the distortion and reflections on the pavement. Due to Anchorage’s high latitude and cool […]

Alaska aviation image of the day: Oct. 22, 2016

Photographing Air Cargo Aircraft As a photographer and pilot I enjoy recording all types and sizes of aircraft both for myself and my clients. Whenever I see a new aircraft at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (PANC), or a new paint scheme (livery), it soon ends up as a photograph. Either with digital still or […]