2018 ISAP Symposium Review

International Society for Aviation Photography • 2018 ISAP XIV Symposium • Tucson AZ


ISAP-XIV 2018 Symposium Photo Review. ISnAP Speical Photo Issue, review the photo report on issuu.com

You told us you missed the ISAP symposium, and the chance to get together, be inspired, learn, network, and socialize. Your ISAP board came together to plan for the return of the symposium for Tucson, Arizona in 2018.

When plans for the Davis-Monthan airshow was canceled the board looked at other options for our popular field trip day that our symposium have been known for.  Our major goal for this symposium was for members to be able to get together and learn from each other.

Added to this symposium was a pre-workshop and over 25 ISAP members took part. Starting out with Nikon NPS giving a presentation on lighting techniques that would come in handy later in the day and ISAP member Scott Germain leading a discussion on aviation photographers.

Following the morning discussion, we headed out to Marana Regional airport where members enjoyed a short airshow demo followed by a tour the facility at the airport. A T-6 Texan and A4 Skyhawks was put on display for photography and lighting class for members to watch and take part. Then we loaded back up on our bus for a sunset photography session at Pina Air and Space Museum.

When we looked at speakers for the symposium we also look at a new idea to have members workshops being lead by fellow ISAP members. This was a way to members share their knowledge with their fellow members. Most of all we wanted to build in time so members would also have more time between speakers to meet and talk with sponsors who came on board. Nikon Professional Services, Sigma, Red River Paper these sponsors shared equipment, camera cleaning, and printing of images. 

Also attending this symposium was 12 international members which added to fellowship and learning for everyone. It was great to also have attended were past ISAP Award of Excellence winners and past ISAP board members. Our lead sponsor Nikon Professional Services host our welcoming reception session and during the reception the new IASP challenge coin was handed out to each member.

Our field trip day started out with a sunrise photography session and other members joined us at the Pina Air and Space Museum. Later in the day we gather together for our tour of “Boneyard” and finish the day back at the museum for our group photo.

On our final day was with the member’s workshop and our closing banquet. This symposium we honored one of the founders of ISAP Jay Miller with our highest award The International Society for Aviation Photography George Hall  Award of Excellence. During the banquet, our keynote speaker for this symposium was USAF Ret. Brig. Gen Keith Connolly and kept us all entertained with his time flying the F-100 Super Sabre.  Not to be forgotten prizes were handed out along with the return of the Great Paper Airplane contest for the longest flight time and the longest flight path.

With the goal, we set all who attended in their comments told us that this symposium was a home run! Everyone attend enjoyed the speakers and workshops.

In this issue, we would like to share with you members images and comments. I hope through their images and words you will get the feel of the symposium and yes what you missed.

Learn more about the 2018 ISAP symposium speakers.

View the program for the 2018 ISAP Symposium at issuu.com

ISAP-XIV 2018 Symposium Photo Review. ISnAP Speical Photo Issue
The International Society of Aviation Photography (ISAP) Symposium held in Tucson, AZ. March 15 through March 17, 2018, issuu.com

Sponsors: Nikon Professional Services, SIGMA, KelbyOne, Red River Paper, ThinkTank, Lioe Design

2018 ISAP Symposium Schedules

Wednesday, March 14

Pre-symposium workshop: Reserved for 15 – 20 members

Special day trip to a local airfield photographing static aircraft.

Sunset workshop at Pima Air & Space Museum (CLOSED – All slots have been filled)

Thursday, March 15

Full schedule with speakers

Friday, March 16

Symposium Field Trip

Sunrise photo shoot and tour of Pima Air & Space Museum

Bus tour to the Boneyard for ISAP Members

Saturday, March 17

90-minute photography workshops

Learning the latest and greatest from ISAP Sponsors

ISAP Banquet honoring Jay Miller

2018 Tucson Symposium Spouse Activities

ISAP Treasurer Bonnie Kratz will host the spouse activities. She has selected local galleries and restaurants. Participants will cover their fees and lunch. We are looking at transportation for both days and once we have a count of participants, we will advise you of the transportation cost. Spouses do not need to register for the Symposium in order to participate, but a banquet ticket must be purchased if they wish to attend Saturday night’s closing banquet.

Trip #1 Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tour of Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio


Lunch at El Charro a family run Mexican cafe serving Sonoran style fare inside a charming century-old home. (Featured in Delicious Destinations program on Sept. 18, 2017)



Trip #2 Saturday, March 17, 2018

Tucson Botanical Gardens


Lunch at Cafe Botanical located at the gardens.