"There are only a handful of aviation photographers who can shoot at Jim Koepnick’s level," said Airplanista Editor and private pilot Dan Pimentel. "He is a master at capturing the excitement of flight by shooing his subject aircraft using only the most dramatic light and scenic backgrounds. With each shot, Jim solidifies what it means to fly, to be free in the sky."
In this interview, Koepnick describes the elegant ballet that takes place during an air-to-air shoot, where a great deal of emphasis is put on safety. He lets the read go along with him on a photo shoot using EAA’s well-known “Photo 1” airplane as a platform, and the piece is illustrated with a number of Koepnick’s brilliant aviation images.
“One element of Airplanista Magazine that we are most proud of,” said Pimentel, “is the way we have elevated the work of our industry's best aviation photographers from eye candy to add color to an written story to the star attraction worthy of their own features. It takes a great deal of skill to photography airplanes during an air-to-air mission, and we honor this dedicated work with a new spread each month highlighting the work of aviation photographers.”
Airplanista Magazine is an all-digital new media magazine published on the first of each month, online at http://airplanista.com. Each new online issue features aviation stories, aviation commentary, and stunning aviation photography. The target audience is a combination of general aviation pilots, aircraft owners, professional pilots and those in aviation business and industry. Viewing the magazine is free and requires no sign-up or registration, however there is an optional email notification list established to alert readers when each new issue publishes. With a tagline of “Sometimes serious. Sometimes humorous. Always unpredictable.”
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Airplanista Magazine is an online monthly aviation magazine with features, commentary, and stunning aviation photography. Published for pilots and the general aviation community. Sometimes serious. Sometimes humorous. Always unpredictable.