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Dan Pimentel

Dan Pimentel

Dan Pimentel has been a professional photographer since 1979, with specializations in journalism and advertising, and writes extensively as a freelance author for seven major national aviation magazines and several blogs.

Today, any amateur or semi-pro still photographer can jump into aerial videography by purchasing and learning to fly the many brands of affordable Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) otherwise known as drones. The learning curve can be steep, as you’ll have to adhere to a number of very specific and strict Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. But the FAA and training organizations, such as the Academy of Model Aeronautics Flight School or DartDrones, provide all the information you need to get started flying drones …

Dan Pimentel has been a professional photographer since 1979. Specializing in journalism and advertising, he is a freelance author for seven major national aviation magazines. His Airplanista Aviation Blog has been published since 2005. Pimental’s professional photo galleries are found here. He is very active on Twitter as @Av8rdan. Advertising: it is around us every day. It asks us to buy something, go somewhere, or become someone’s customer. In our hyper-connected world, we see advertising images everywhere we look. Most never make it into …

Back in high school, Oshkosh, Wisconsin photographer Jim Koepnick used the generic exposure guide on the slide film box to set exposures on his Argus C3 camera. He didn’t know at the time that playing around with a few boxes of Kodachrone would lead to hundreds of magazine covers and an uncountable amount of published images. He soon bought a Petri SLR from the J.C. Penney catalog to get involved with interchangeable lenses and flash. It was a logical next …