How did you do that?: Getting a unique or different perspective on a subject has always been a goal of mine. This picture of a Canadian Smoke Jumper parachuting into a wilderness location was a particular challenge for two reasons.First, it required mounting a camera on the tail skid plate of their jump aircraft (see picture above). Second, it required the camera and lens to maintain a forward-looking perspective during take-off on a remote gravel runway. Luckily the camera and lens survived both the take-off and landing and was triggered by a Pocket Wizard radio-controlled trigger during the flight.
How did you do that? Smoke Jumper
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“Really enjoyed Nikon school this past weekend! Fabulous teacher! Very inspiring! I had a hard time going to work this morning. I wanted to go out and take pictures instead!”Lori C.
Thoroughly enjoyed the Nikon Training program yesterday at Babson College. Presentations were informative and entertaining. It was a great opportunity (as well as a 60th Birthday Gift). I got a tremendous amount of valuable information and had a great time.John L.
Hi Nick: Thanks for the great input. I can’t wait to take your advice, my camera with its 18-55mm lens and those Cokin filters and go shoot more landscapes! It was super of you to take the time to get me started in the right direction. I really appreciate the time you took from your busy schedule to help me. Nikon is lucky to have you as an Ambassador/Instructor and I was lucky to end up in your class! Thanks again, Lynn R.Lynn R.
My wife and I just wanted to thank you for a great weekend at Nikon School in Sacramento, CA this past weekend. We both learned a lot, and I have been telling all my colleagues and friends about it.Neil H. & Rose S.
Nick I want to tell you how much I enjoyed your classes last weekend. I attended both. I was the one who know Ron Edmonds. I should have taken a class when I first started using digital photography. Like I told you, I shot alot in the film era which is why I knew Ron and Andy DeLucia and Gary Fong. I stopped shooting for a long time. Digital is a whole new world. Thanks for a hint of what is available. I know the only way to learn more is to practice.Larry M.
You were witty and very informative. Your presentation drew me and the audience in and held our attention for the two day classes. There was never a dull moment. I will begin to implement all of your suggestions and I am confident I will improve and be a better photographer. Thank you.Marilyn C.
Just a brief note to say how much the NHS members enjoyed your totally superb presentation! I’ll go out on a limb to state that your presentation was the highlight of the Convention! What a masterful job you did, and I thank you on behalf of the Nikon Historical Society. Totally professional!Mike Symons
You were one of the instructors this past weekend at The Nikon School in Cleveland. This was the fifth Nikon School that I have attended. (two film classes, two digital classes) This was the first time you instructed one of the classes that I attended. I want you to know you are a great instructor! I really enjoyed your style of instruction. I also appreciate how you have follow up info on your web site for Nikon School students. Thanks again for a great class.Eric I.
Great class as usual Nick. Thank you. You’re an inspiration to all of us Nikonians… my work has definitely improved because of you. Thank you again.David W.
It was really nice meeting. I enjoyed the lecture you gave entitled “Introduction to Digital SLR Photography, Color, Light and Technology” on October 15 & 16, 2010. You were witty and very informative. Your presentation drew me and the audience in and held our attention for the two day classes. There was never a dull moment. I will begin to implement all of your suggestions and I am confident I will improve and be a better photographer. Thank you for your helpful comments and suggestions.Marilyn C.