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The hard life of Aerobatic photographer: Shooting under G-Force

1/02/2012 ISO 1200 Magazine 1 Comments

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About Justin de Reuck (+)

Aviation photography was a huge learning curve and for the first time was forced to use shutter speeds that I would never dream of doing handheld. But after hours and hours spent on the sides of runways practising, it all started coming together. Forums and online galleries became my outlet for my photos until an editor of a local magazine called me up one day looking for me to go and cover and shoot a story here in Cape Town. The rest just started to fall into place after that. Make no mistake, I still need to go and make things happen, stories and photoshoots don’t normally just fall in your lap.

Being a fine art wedding photographer didn’t really help me much in the beginning as far as aviation went but now I’m able to blend the creativity of that genre with my aviation work.

As for my equipment, I shoot with the Canon EOS 5D Mark 11 and Canon EOS 1D Mk1V….both great cameras, both delivering what I need when I need it. For air to air work, the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM and my Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM are my lenses of choice. On the ground, the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM, a 1.4x converter, the two previously mentioned lenses and a Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L make up my bag.

It’s not often that one gets to mix your passion with your job and then added to that, mix two of your passions into one. Aircraft and photography together… I just love it! ( text via

The final images of this shoot: here

video by Justin de Reuck


Anonymous said...

Excellent Image of a professional at work.

Andrew S.