ISAP XI Symposium

The ISAP-XI symposium was held on May 17 through 19, 2012, in Norfolk, Virginia. ISAP symposium’s field trip included visits to the Military Aviation Museum’s Fighter Factory and Naval Air Station Oceana.

Speakers included Scott Kelby, shared valuable Photoshop tips and techniques. Eddie Tapp  presented “Air-Crafting Digital,” demonstrating workflow options to produce the best digital images and prints. Scott Slocum showcase his air-to-air work, both still photography and video. RC Concepcion  focus on website design and using social media. Carolyn A. Wright, a photographer and attorney,  address copyright and other legal issues. Lyle Jansma and Jose “Fuji” Ramos also will speak.

The symposium includes two days of educational presentations, ISAP member slide show, lunch each day, a closing banquet Saturday evening, and bus transportation for Friday’s field trip. The symposium’s popular field trip allowed members to shoot alongside a host of world-renowned aviation photographers.

Sponsors include Nikon, Canon, AOPA, Lockheed Martin, Nflightcam, Red River Paper, Delkin Devices, Think Tank photo and X-Rite Photo

Jim Koepnick was the recipient of this year’s George Hall Lifetime Achievement Award. Koepnick has been a professional photographer for 32 years. During his 28 years as chief photographer for EAA, he photographed more than 500 magazine covers. As a freelancer, he is widely recognized for his creative approach to subjects that include weddings, events, commercial, automobiles, sports, underwater, and travel, in addition to aviation. Koepnick’s award-winning photographs have appeared in Life, Time, Flying, Men’s Journal, People, Wisconsin Trails, and Popular Mechanics; advertising clients include Columbia Coffee and Canon.

Koepnick has worked with Bruce Moore since 1991 and together they offer aviation photography services through

Thursday forum open to public

As an outreach to the Norfolk photographic community, the nonprofit professional organization held an open forum panel discussion by some of today’s leading aviation and aerospace photographers. This special presentation was open to the public and free of charge.

Between them, aviation photographers Lyle Jansma and Jose “Fuji” Ramos–along with Jim Koepnick and photo pilot Bruce Moore–have literally hundreds of magazine-cover photo credits. Each will give a brief introduction about how they became professional photographers, and then show a few of their favorite images. Hear about photographing 360-degree cockpit panoramas, military aircraft, and airshow work, along with shooting air-to-air—the fine art of photographing an aircraft in flight, from another aircraft. The evening is an opportunity for people to ask questions of photographers who have done work in various aspects of aviation photography. Rarely will you find this much talent and experience in one place, at one time, available and eager to answer your questions.

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