2011 International Society for Aviation Photography Conference...

Sunny San Diego, California, was the location for this year's annual International Society for Aviation Photography conference. Heard some good speakers, made some new friends, and even created a few nice images too.  ISAP members include such well-known aviation photographers as Jay Miller, Paul Bowen, Jessica Ambats, Mike Fizer, and Philip Makanna.  It is a true joy to see their images on the big screen, and to chat with them personally.  Canon and Nikon reps were present too, and really went out of their way to answer technical questions.

We toured the historic San Diego Air & Space Museum, and had lunch with the Marines at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, where we saw the MV-22 Osprey in action.  Perhaps the highlight of the weekend was the visit to the Allen Airways Flying Museum in El Cajon.  Really a first-rate facility, with historic aircraft and memorabilia beautifully presented.  All in all a terrific weekend.  Enjoy the images!

                              Charles Lindbergh's Medal of Honor, bestowed upon him by President Calvin Coolidge after his historic trans-Atlantic flight.

                              Charles Lindbergh's Medal of Honor, bestowed upon him by President Calvin Coolidge after his historic trans-Atlantic flight.

                                                                        Marine mechanics work on an Osprey at MCAS Miramar near San Diego, California.

                                                                        Marine mechanics work on an Osprey at MCAS Miramar near San Diego, California.

                                                       Photographers at the 2011 ISAP Conference make pictures at MCAS Miramar, near San Diego, California.

                                                       Photographers at the 2011 ISAP Conference make pictures at MCAS Miramar, near San Diego, California.

                                                                                A highly polished Cessna 170 taxis by at Gillespie Field, El Cajon, California.

                                                                                A highly polished Cessna 170 taxis by at Gillespie Field, El Cajon, California.

                                                                      Vintage aircraft on display at the Allen Airways Flying Museum in El Cajon, California.

                                                                      Vintage aircraft on display at the Allen Airways Flying Museum in El Cajon, California.

                                            Bill Fortney of Nikon and Jay Miller engaged in conversation at the Allen Airways Flying Museum in El Cajon, California.

                                            Bill Fortney of Nikon and Jay Miller engaged in conversation at the Allen Airways Flying Museum in El Cajon, California.

                                                                Boeing Stearman, part of the Allen Airways Flying Museum collection.  El Cajon, California.

                                                                Boeing Stearman, part of the Allen Airways Flying Museum collection.  El Cajon, California.

                                                                                     Vintage sign at the Allen Airways Flying Museum in El Cajon, California.

                                                                                     Vintage sign at the Allen Airways Flying Museum in El Cajon, California.