More than 280,000 people watched the Arctic Thunder Air Show over two days at JBER in July 2016. It was a family event with kids everywhere, most wearing ear plugs. Families were enjoying the food booths. The power of F-22 fighter jets is unbelievable. The Blue Angels performed at the end of each day. The aerials were amazing. I concentrated on photographing the people attending the air show more than the aircraft. I want the world to see what Alaskans look like. We have a different life style which sets us apart from other states. We identify ourselves more as Alaskans than Americans. We are a tough people that live in a cold climate with long summer days.
I used my Nikon D600 and Nikon 70-200mm f/4 lens on a monopod to capture these photos. It was a cloudy day with flat light that is perfect for photographing people. Diffused light enhances skin tones since there are no harsh shadows. My exposures were consistence at 1/640. I used a narrow depth of field provided by an aperture of F/4 to keep backgrounds bokeh soft. I will remove any photo upon request at email@example.com or 907-240-1025
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