I had an opportunity to take Mr Photoshop, and good friend, Scott Kelby on a chartered helicopter last week. We went up and down Manhattan looping around the Empire State and Chrysler buildings as well as Yankee Stadium (no game) and finally Lady Liberty herself. I have never been in a helicopter before and it was a pretty amazing experience, however, I was concerned that the seat belt was really no better than what you would find in an economy rental car. There were 4 photographers, 3 of them with Nikon 70-200 2.8 lenses, trying to make the most of shooting through dirty distorted windows…as well as not knock each other out with our lenses! It was a pretty funny thing to witness and my favorite shot I took was actually taken on Scott’s camera ~ see his blog
For those of you not familiar with Scott, he is the #1 writer and trainer on Photoshop out there. He started the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), a 70,000-member base of photoshop users and premier learning center for all things Photoshop. To learn more about them or to join check out their website at: photoshopuser
Next time Scott, we are leaving the door to the helicopter open!