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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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
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.
First let me say thank you for the great content and your outstanding presentaiton at the New York Nikon DSLR Color, Light & Tech program.Subhra B.
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.
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.
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.
I have been trying to email you to thank you for your time that you spent in Miami at Nikon school and really appreciate your time, that’s why I said that your short clip brought tears to my eyes because I have three kids of my own and I was a traveling man just like and could identify with it all!Eddie B.
Thanks very much for today. Really enjoyed the preparation you brought to the day. I spend a lot of time at conferences, and presentations, spending a lot more than we did to see you today – and I REALLY thought you “brought it” today. Looking forward to catching up with you again in the future.Paul D.
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.