This week, we’re showing you work by KelbyOne member John Rich—a Washington-based photographer. The aviation photo you see above is his work. Keep reading to learn more about the man behind the photo.
1. Can you tell us a little bit about the image?
The image is of the Canadian Forces Snow Birds performing at the Oregon International Airshow. I had never photographed an air show before and then my wife and I were given tickets for opening night, with seating in a reserved viewing area. The evening also included dinner and a fireworks show. So it was really too good of a photo opportunity to pass up.
2. What gear/software did you use to create this image?
The image was taken handheld using a Canon 5D Mk IV with a 70-200 F2.8L IS lens and a 1.4x teleconverter. The post processing was all done in Lightroom Classic.
3. What do you like to photograph?
Mostly I just like to take photos. I bought my first digital SLR to get shots of my kids at 3 day horse events. I still enjoy photographing equine sports, but lately I’ve been more into travel and architecture photography.
4. Were you inspired by a KelbyOne class or instructor to create this image? If so, which class or instructor inspired you?
This image wasn’t inspired by anyone or anything in particular, but my interest in travel photography and photographing old churches has definitely been inspired by Scott Kelby’s work.
5. What’s your favorite class on KelbyOne and why?
I don’t really have a favorite. I watch classes that help me with whatever it is I’m currently trying to do. In the past this has included things like headshots, portraits, weddings and how to use my flash off camera.