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It’s a pleasure to welcome you to this, the 13th Annual… INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM for AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY! Our mission is to provide a major international forum for the art and science of aviation photography; to provide a means for the exchange of aviation photography ideas, technique, philosophy, and equipment; and perhaps most importantly, to provide a mechanism for communication, education, and friendship among those who have a professional stake in, interest in, or simple love of aviation photography. We’re very pleased you could join us. We have a terrific schedule lined up and the slate of speakers and special guests is truly world class. On the following pages you will find a day-by-day, hour-by-hour program covering each of the next three days. We hope you will find many things of interest! Larry D. Grace, Chairman ISAP ISAP Board and Staff Members

© Larry Grace

© Jim Wilson

© Mike Collins

© George Kounis

© Bonnie Kratz

© Kevin Hong


Pete Collins

Stacy Pearsall

Scott Kelby

Bill Ingalls

Keith Skelton

Mark Magin

George Kounis

Dan Birman

Bill Pekala

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AGENDA WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (Pre-Field Trip/Workshop)

12:00 p.m. Meet in hotel lobby - DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa

10:30 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. BREAK

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Workshop at Sun ‘n Fun - Stacy Pearsall and Pete Collins

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. KEITH SKELTON United States Presidents, Hollywood’s top executives, and California philanthropists are just a sample of the people that award-winning photographer Keith Skelton has photographed. He then moved into corporate and commercial photography working for clients such as Boeing, Leo Burnett-Chicago, Hertz, Expeditors International, Esterline, Ford Motor Company, Earthlink Networks, California Water Board, and Xtra Lease Trucking. His work has been published in The New York Times, Air & Space Magazine, Aviation Week, The Oregonian, Business Week, Forbes, Travel and Leisure, Los Angeles Times, and in numerous annual reports. Keith was Senior Corporate Photographer for McDonnell Douglas from 1985 to 1995.

9:30 p.m. Return to Hotel Tampa, FL

12:00 p.m. to 1:25 p.m. LUNCH

2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (At the Hotel) Registration confirmation and badge pickup

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. STACY PEARSALL sponsored by Nikon Professional Services Stacy L. Pearsall got her start as an Air Force photographer at the age of 17. During her time in the service, she became aerial qualified, traveled to over 41 countries, and attended S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She earned two Air Medals while documenting the war from the skies, and a Bronze Star for her actions on the ground. Pearsall was one of only two women to win NPPA’s Military Photographer of the Year competition, and the only woman to have earned it twice. Combat disabled and now retired from military service, Pearsall continues to work worldwide as a freelance photographer, and is an author, educator, military consultant, public speaker and owner of Suite D Studios in Charleston, SC.

12:15 p.m. Depart for Sun ‘n Fun, Lakeland, FL 1:15 p.m. Arrvial at Sun ‘n Fun / Check in for Media Credentials 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Air Show at Sun ‘n Fun

Opening Reception:

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (At the Hotel) Informal social gathering / Cash Bar

Session 1: THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 6:45 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. ItaliAsia Restaurant features the Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast ISAP has arranged for a 15% discount for breakfast during your stay. 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Meet and Greet at Breakfast with ISAP Chairman Larry Grace and Board members. If this is your first symposium we invite you to join us during this time to meet and learn about the symposium and answer your questions. 7:50 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. Registration confirmation and badge pickup 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductory comments by Larry Grace, Chairman and ISAP Board members and Staff. ISAP Members introductory slide show by Paul Bowen and Associates. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. GEORGE KOUNIS After founding Pilot Getaways magazine with his brother in 1998, he found he quickly needed to learn the skills of air-to-air photography. George has traveled to 47 of the United States and 30 foreign countries, much of it in small aircraft. He started his pilot training in 1995, and flies many hours every year with his brother in their Cessna 185, researching and photographing new destinations for their magazine.

3:00 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. BREAK 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pre-field trip brief / airfield etiquette 4:30 p.m. End of Session - Members on their own for dinner 7:30 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. Open Forum – This will give members the chance to catch up, share stories, make new friends and learn from each other in a open session. We’ll have a video projector available but you’ll need to bring your own laptop, CD, USB drive, iPads and images.

AGENDA Session 2: FRIDAY, April 4, 2014

Session 3: SATURDAY, April 5, 2014

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: (1) Do not be late! We cannot wait for you; we are on a tight schedule!

6:45 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. ItaliAsia Restaurant features the Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast ISAP has arranged for a 15% discount for breakfast during your stay.

(2) Bring and use sunglasses, sunscreen, over-the-ear hearing protection, water, and safety vest. (3) There will be two departure times for the bus to and from Sun ‘n Fun (4) Bring ID for your media credential / wrist band (5) At Sun ‘n Fun there will be golf carts driven by the Sun ‘n Fun staff to help get you and other media people around the grounds. There will be some wait times so please plan for this as you plan your day at Sun ‘n Fun. 4:30 a.m. Meet in the Hotel Lobby for Sun ‘n Fun for Sunrise photo session 4:40 a.m. Depart for Sun ‘n Fun for Sunrise photo session 5:20 a.m. Arrive at Sun ‘n Fun for Sunrise photo session Check in for Media Credential / Golf carts to drive members to the Media Center 8:00 a.m. Gates open at Sun ‘n Fun 9:30 a.m. Start boarding second bus: DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa 9:45 a.m. Second bus to depart for Sun ‘n Fun 10:30 a.m. Arrive at Sun ‘n Fun / Check in for Media Credential / Golf carts to drive members to the Media Center 11:30 a.m. Lunch on the grounds of Sun ‘n Fun (TBD) 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sun ‘n Fun Airshow 5:45 p.m. Meet for Group Photo (TBD) 6:30 p.m. First bus departs for the hotel 8:00 p.m. Bus returns for last pick-up for the hotel 8:30 p.m. End of Session 2 - Members on their own for dinner 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Open Forum – This will give members the chance to catch up, share stories, make new friends and learn from each other in an open session. We’ll have slide and video projectors available but you’ll need to bring your own laptop, CD, USB drive, iPad and images.

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ISAP business meeting. Never a sleeper, our annual meeting will let you help in shaping the future of ISAP. Share your ideas, complaints, predictions or suggestions; we’re all ears. We expect everyone to participate and help the board of directors help you! 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. SCOTT KELBY Scott is Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User Magazine; training director and instructor for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, President, National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), CEO of Kelby Media Group, author of a string of best-selling technology books. He is also Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, author of numerous Photoshop training DVDs and online courses, and co-host of PhotoshopTV, and D-Town TV. This is your opportunity to learn and rub elbows with the best of the best! 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. LUNCH 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. BILL INGALLS Bill Ingalls has been a professional photographer for more than 27 years and has served as the senior contract photographer for NASA Headquarters since 1989. He has traveled the world photographing missions for NASA. His assignments have taken him from familiar locations, such as the Kennedy Space Center, to the inside of an active volcano in Alaska; the Oval Office; the inside of a DC-8, flying through a hurricane; the hearing rooms of Capitol Hill; and to the brutally cold Kazakh steppes. 2:00 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. BREAK 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PETE COLLINS Pete is an Education and Curriculum Developer for the KelbyOne and one of the co-hosts of Photoshop User TV and Photography Tips N Tricks. Pete has extensive background in fine arts, photography, graphic design and illustration. Along the way he has been a wedding, newspaper, sports and stock photographer. Pete is known as one of the “Photoshop Guys” and develops classes and tutorials for KelbyOne.com as well as writing for both Photoshop User and Light It magazines. 4:30 p.m. End of Session 3

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ISAP BANQUET 6:00 p.m. ISAP Banquet pre-reception get-together (bar available) 6:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Don’t lose your Little Red Ticket! Many terrific door prizes are on the roster this year.


Russell Munson Russell Munson started as a freelance photographer 50 years ago. He first began photographing airplanes as a young boy in Denver, CO; photography and flying have been his passions ever since. After college and Army service, he settled in New York City to do editorial, advertising, and fine art aerial photography. His aviation photography and writing have appeared for many years in Flying and Smithsonian Air & Space magazines, and other publications and books. He is the author and photographer of the book, Skyward: Why Fliers Fly; authored and produced the DVD, Flying Route 66; and did all of the photography for the best selling book, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach. His work has been shown at numerous exhibitions throughout the years and can be seen in permanent collections across the country, and on his website, www.russellmunson.com. Russell is a past board member of ISAP; he took George Hall’s spot on the board after his untimely death in 2006.


Mark Magin OnBoard Images has a superior reputation for providing top quality in-cockpit video systems for extreme environments including stock car racing, marine sports and aviation aerobatics. From the time he was a child, Mark had a passion for all things high performance. While attending the Florida Air Academy, he found he had a gift the ability to create, to engineer, to build. By integrating consumer video technology along with custom engineered components, Mark built a dependable, compact, high-quality video system. Organizations such as the Hooters USAR ProCup car racing series and the Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Association needed in-cockpit video for their television broadcasts. International Council of Air Shows relies on Mark to produce a multitude of videos for their annual trade conference, from the opening session video, and heartfelt memorial, to the comedic video and marketing presentation.

Dan Birman Daniel H. Birman Productions, Inc. is completing a documentary special about legendary aviator, Bob Hoover. His contributions to aviation began in WWII and at age 91, is still going strong. Birman is a contributing producer to Finding the Higgs Boson (wt) for NOVA on PBS. Birman wrote, produced, and directed the documentary, Brace for Impact: the Chesley B. Sullenberger Story for TLC and Discovery. Earlier, Birman produced a one-hour special for National Geographic Channel: Death of the Universe that explores new theories about how the universe will end. He produced, Europa: Mystery of the Ice Moon, a one-hour special for Science Channel about exploring a moon of Jupiter that just might support life. Birman serves on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences representing the Documentary peer group. Birman is also on the faculty at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, where he teaches documentary production. Dan will be sharing with us his documentary: Perfecting Flight: Bob Hoover. NIKON GPAC - Bill Pekala / José Ramos Once again it’s time for the amazing and always entertaining annual Nikon sponsored Great Paper Airplane Contest (GPAC)! As ever, prizes will be awarded in direct proportion to the engineering talent manifest in the lift-over-drag figures achieved by these fragile flying machines and their talented builders. Banquet schedule: 6:00 to 6:45 – Social time w/bar 6:45 to 7:30 – Dinner will be served 7:30 to 7:55 – Russell Munson receives Lifetime Achievement Award 8:00 to 8:30 – Mark Magin 8:30 to 9:15 – Nikon sponsored paper airplane contest 9:15 to 10:15 – Dan Birman - Perfecting Flight: Bob Hoover 10:15 to 10:30 – Closing Comments Larry Grace, Chairman / ISAP Board members / Staff

A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS AND CORPORATE SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT, HELP, AND ENCOURAGEMENT John Falson of B&H Martin Wood of Delkin Devices, Inc. Amanda Fuller of Full Color Derrick Waiters of Full Color Mark Suban of Nikon Professional Services Scott Diussa of Nikon Professional Services Pete Kinnan of OnOne Software Drew Hendrix of Red River Paper Brian Erwin of Think Tank The Staff of Sun ‘n Fun John “Lites” Leenhouts, Greg Gibson, Sandy Bridges, Wayne Boggs, Jim Tobul

The Staff of the DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport - Westshore Linda Urban, Iris Garcia ISAP Members: Kevin Hong, John Sepp, Kenneth Strohm, Jim Sugar, José Ramos, Paul Bowen, Caroline Sheen, Russell Munson ISAP Board Members: Mike Collins, Bonnie Kratz, George Kounis, Jim Wilson, Jay Miller (Chairman Emeritus.) Scott Kelby Pete Collins RC Concepcion Deana Torgerson Mark Magin Bill Ingalls

Stacy Pearsall Bill Pekala Matt Kloskowski Dan Birman Keith Skelton

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Program Design: Kevin Hong, Sector K Media, LLC

MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU! (See you next year!) ISAP Board and Staff members

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© Christopher Miller

© Debra Hale

© Erik Simonsen

© Gary Daniels

© Gary Edwards

© Jason McLemore

© Jay Beckman

© Dale Moody

© David Henry

© Francis Zera

© Gary Chambers

© Hayman Tam

© Jan-Arie van der Linden

© Jeff Krueger

© Jim Sugar

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© Marcin Szpak

© Mark Naumann

© Mehdi Nazarinia

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© Ron Malec

© Kevin Kanarski

© Laura Falkner

© Marco Tricarico

© Mark Bennett

© Mike Green

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The International Symposium for Aviation Photography XII May 17-19, 2012 Seattle, WA





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Photos by Russell Munson, ISAP’s 2014 George Hall Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

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