This June again, for the 6th time the skies of kavala where filled with the sound of fighter planes and helicopters performing incredible aerobatic maneuvers.
AH-64A+ Apache helicopters from the Hellenic Air Force, L-39C jet fighters from the Baltic bees jet team and the Aviation Legend Jurgis Kairys are just a few of the many planes and pilots that made the crowds keep their heads high
Thanks to Mr. Georgiadis (The father of KASS) who once again gave full access to Stratos Agiani and me to shoot from all spotter and VIP areas.
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Everyone familiar with my work knows that I like portraits, And Stratos does too!
So he reached out to the Baltic bees PR manager Laura from Latvia and the Pioneer team manager Silvia from Italy in order to get a quick portrait session into the pilots tight time schedule.
They happily agreed!
At this point, we have to thank Galaxy hotel, where the aircrews were staying, for making a space available for us our makeshift studio!
On the far right Stratos shooting portraits of the Baltic bees pilots with the Gear Olympus send him,
and to his left Arturs slosbergs, The Baltic Bees official one man film crew shooting BTS video.
I used 2 lights for this shoot, The key light was a canon 580exII with a radio trigger in an 80cm white&black umbrella to the subjects right, that way I got even and soft light on my subjects upper body. While the second light was a Yongnuo 600exrt in optical slave mode used as a kicker, this light did not have any modifier on it.
The camera & lens I used was my trusty Canon 5D MK1 with the nifty fifty (Canon 50mm 1.8).
Enjoy my images below!
Baltic Bees, Latvia
Pioneer Team , Italy
Special Thanks to
- Mr. Georgiadis who is the father of the Kavala Air Sea Show, for all the access and trust.
- Stratos Agiani for organizing this unique portrait session.
- The Aircrews of the Baltic Bees jet team and the Pioneer team for their time and trust.