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Periodic e-mails are sent out from VG-Photo to tell our friends about updates to the website, new photo additions and interesting information from the world of aviation. This is a great way to keep up with VG-photo and you will be the first ones to hear about updates and coming events. Your e-mail address will kept in confidence as I would never sell the list nor let anyone have access to it. If you would like to join our mailing list, send an e-mail to the address below with the word "Subscribe" in the subect line or in the body of the e-mail. To unsubscribe, do the same with the appropriate word.

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Still not sure? Ok, updates are sent sporadically and only when there is something new or interesting. E-mails are not sent to just keep the list refreshed. The list below shows the last three e-mails sent to the list.


Hello all,

Seasons greetings from VG-Photo. The holidays are upon us once again. I have been busy with another article and am launching a line of golf shirts called the "VG-Photo Collection".

First, I took a media flight in the B-25 "Executive Sweet" back in August. I wrote a web-based article/photo essay about the experience for your viewing and reading pleasure. You can find it here:

Some of you have noticed that I have added Google ads to some of my pages. I have done so as a way of helping to pay the cost of the hosting and bandwidth for my site. If you see something that interests you, click the link. There is no obligation to buy anything there at all, but by click on any of the adds, it gives me a few pennies. Consider it an effortless donation. :)

My new shirt line, "The VG-Photo Collection" launched over the weekend. I have started with 5 shirts featuring the B-25 Mitchell, A6M Zero, P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightning and the Fokker DR.1 "Red Baron". There will be more in the comin months and I welcome any suggestions for any aircraft you would like to see added. If I have a picture of it, I can do it. You can see the store at:

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and prosperous 2008! My first airshow and shoot of the year is January 12, which will include some air-to-air photography. Stay tuned for updates sometime in mid-January.

Best whooshes! I hope Santa is good to you all,


Hello Everyone,

First, I want to wish everyone a safe and happy thanksgiving. November 21, 2005 was the first day online for the VG-photo website and what an amazing 2 years it has been! Thousands of miles of traveling to take photos of airshows has brought a great collection of photographs and memories.

In October, I visited Santa Paula Airport for their "First Sunday" event and spent the day taking pictures, and testing out my new Nikon D80. The results of the day are in the galleries starting below:

I also published my second article in the Atlantic Flyer in October, the Camarillo Airshow Report. The Russian website for Popular Mechanics magazine selected one of my photos for the Photo of the Day on October 15.

For Veterans Day, I went to my first Civil War encampment and re-enactment. It was very convenient, right here in my hometown of Moorpark. Of course, I brought the cameras along and shot a bunch of pictures, trying to branch out a bit on my subjects. The response from the re-enactors and fans has been incredible. Five galleries are posted in the link below:

The airshow season is over for the year and who knows what may come up for shooting opportunities in the next month or so. But next year promises to be a good one with the first show in January. Next year will also have the release of 2 children's books that will be featuring some of the photographs that you all have seen on the site! There is a lot of good news coming and I will keep you all posted.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Best Whooshes,


Autumn greetings everyone! There has been a lot going on here at VG-photo. First, on the 20th of September, the website had it's biggest ever day, with 6,473 hits on the website. The next day, it jumped again to 20,604 hits. Wow! Things have settled down now, but my average per day hit count has risen since those 2 days. So to those of you who have told friends about my site, THANKS!

My second article has been published in the Atlantic Flyer. It is the Camarillo Airshow Report. There are a lot of familiar names mentioned in that article. I am still waiting for the published to add the pictures to the website (he has a new website design), but the text is there.

My article on the Silver Wings was submitted some time ago and should be published in the next month or so. I know several of you have asked about that one.

New calendars, T-shirts and other items are on the web store. More are being added. Please stop by and take a look. I always welcome suggestions for items you would like to see.

I have upgraded my camera body to a 10 megapixel Nikon D80. This mean better pictures! I am looking to close out the year with some more shoots, so stay tuned for updates.

Until then, blue skies and best whooshes,


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