Garmin 396/496

November 9, 2007 | By | Add a Comment
Garmin 396/496

Ok, this falls under the cool toys category. A few months ago, I purchased a Garmin 396 GPS to use while flying. In addition to the usual things you would expect from a GPS, it also offers near real-time weather that is broadcast from the XM Radio satellites. After flying with this a few times […]

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Nikon D300 – my next camera?

November 7, 2007 | By | Add a Comment
Nikon D300 – my next camera?

A few weeks ago, Nikon announced several new cameras including the D300. I have my eye on this one. Cost is expected to be around $1800 for the body…hmm… http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikond300/ – DPReview.com’s preview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FacjKekL9Xs – D300 and D3 at IFA2007 http://galleries.daveeinsel.com/d300test/ – showing off high ISO pics – very impressive http://www.pbase.com/dlcmh/nikon_d300_iso_6400_samples – more high ISO […]

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – a MUST HAVE for digital photographers

November 6, 2007 | By | Add a Comment
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – a MUST HAVE for digital photographers

About 2 years ago, while attending an internal Adobe show and tell, I got my first sneak peak at a very little known product within Adobe called Lightroom. About 5 minutes into the presentation, I saw tremendous value and got into the early beta. Now, Lightroom is at version 1.2 and has a rapidly growing […]

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Tonsillectomy = SUCKS

November 5, 2007 | By | 1 Comment
Tonsillectomy = SUCKS

I had my tonsils removed Thursday, November 1 and let me tell ya, IT SUCKS. I had heard horror stories about the recovery and so far, they are all TRUE. U G H!

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Crazy Sabbatical Idea

November 1, 2007 | By | 3 Comments
Crazy Sabbatical Idea

I have a 3 week sabbatical coming in May, 2008. This time, I’m thinking of doing a crazy solo flight across the country to get some great pictures. Current thinking is Tampa to Rocky Mountain National Park to Glacier National Park…and then head back either more western or eastern…not sure yet…. The total time to […]

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My little airplane

October 31, 2007 | By | Add a Comment
My little airplane

My material pride and joy -> A few stats: 1978 Grumman Tiger AA5B 4 seats 4 cylinder, 180 HP engine Cruise Speed 150MPH Fixed prop, fixed gear (means that it’s less expensive to insure!) Fully IFR equipped Length 22ft Wingspan 31ft 6in Empty weight 1500lbs Max takeoff weight 2400lbs Fuel capacity 51gals Fuel burn 10.5 […]

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Why Aerial Photography?

October 30, 2007 | By | 1 Comment
Why Aerial Photography?

I created Tiger Aerial Photography 3 years ago as a way of combining my passion for flying with photography in the hopes of bringing in a little cash to offset these two hobbies. So far, it’s worked fairly well. I do most of the shooting on weekends. Marketing is mostly Google Adwords and referals. I’ve […]

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Photo Equipment Used

October 30, 2007 | By | Add a Comment
Photo Equipment Used

I typically use: Nikon D200 UPDATE:  Now using a Nikon D300 Nikon 18-200mm AF-S DX VR Nikon P5100 Compact I also have a Nikon D70 as a backup. Most of my aerial photography is shot using the D300 and 18-200mm lens. I’ve been active in photography since the early 80′s. I was a very early […]

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Hello world!

October 30, 2007 | By | 2 Comments
Hello world!

I’ll kick off the blog with a few pics…. More pics at http://gregorywilson.smugmug.com

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