Aerial Photography: F16 Fighter Jets Photo Shoot

Not very many people are granted the access to suit up and take a spin in a F16 fighter jet, but when Tyler Stableford was asked to do a photoshoot with at the Buckley Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado it was all part of the job. Flying at altitudes of 14,000 feet the lucky photographer experienced G-Force on eight separate occasions, nearly causing him to black out.  You can find out how that feels in Stableford’s own words by watching the behind-the-scenes interview below:

The United States Air Force allowed Stableford access to 5 F16 fighter jets for the photoshoot, but Stablefords work didn’t stop at photographing. He also interviewed countless pilots and their families so he could have a better understanding of what it is like to be involved in the industry, in hopes that he could portray that emotion in the photographs.

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“My motivation behind this shoot was to create most powerful and emotionally compelling images that I could. Period.”

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3 responses to “Aerial Photography: F16 Fighter Jets Photo Shoot”

  1. bycostello says:

    wow so lucky to have that opportunity

  2. sunday owolabi says:

    it’s wonderful to have a full view of a secret air force base jet. is interesting! most photographyers don’t know the pain this experience
    went through.

  3. Matthias Vohwinkel says:

    7 g’s at takeoff ?? I would be cleaning my gear for the rest of the flight :)

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