All posts by Keith Webb

Air to air shoot

Last November, a couple of days before the Temora Aviation Museum’s Warbirds Downunder airshow I was offered a spot in the back of the HARS Caribou to shoot some museum aircraft.

The first image was taken by Rob Fox and gives a good idea of the space we had for the shoot.  You can see my hand and the camera on the left of frame. The camera is the Sony F3 with a hired lens and a Tyler gyro underneath. The gyro and it’s batteries (carried in a backpack) were quite heavy, the total weight of the kit was around 25 kilos.

We had to ensure our pockets were empty so nothing could go out the back to FOD the following aircraft. I had hearing protection in the form of a couple of expanding earbuds, one of which was lost overboard almost immediately. I had no glasses so had to squint at the screen on the camera to focus. The wind from the open doors  was buffeting and the noisiest environment I have ever encountered.

However, as the stills from the video show, the view which was limited by the framing of the Caribou was absolutely spectacular.

Photo taken by Rob Fox

Photo taken by Rob Fox

On the left is Gavin Conroy, a New Zealand still photographer, and on the right is Jarrod Cotter from Aeroplane magazine (UK).

Temora Aviation Museum's Boomerang

Temora Aviation Museum’s Boomerang

Doug Hamilton flew both the Boomerang and Hudson. We were airborne well over an hour, orbiting to the west of Temora.

RAAF Museum's Sabre

Temora Aviation Museum's Lockheed Hudson Matt Hall in Mustang Hornet, Spitfires and Caribou

Photograph: RAAFMatt Hall in Mustang 1

Tourism Snowy Mountains

We worked with Tourism Snowy Mountains to create promotional and advertising material, including still photography for posters, a range of videos and a series of television commercials.

Here’s a promotional video covering the Snowy Mountains area. We shot most of the footage but there is also some supplied material.

Edgar Pickles

I interviewed Edgar in his home in Northern Victoria in 2011 as part of the Unsung Heroes project for the Temora Aviation Museum.

A distinguished Bomber Command pilot Edgar was selected to fly the first Avro Lincoln to Australia. A photograph of that aircraft can be seen in the background.

Edgar tells how he evaded an attack by a German night fighter.

Unsung Heroes project

This is a project I have been working on since the early 2000s for the Temora Aviation Museum, where I am Project Director for Unsung Heroes.

The project aims to record, on camera oral history through a series of interviews by men and women who fought for Australia or in support of Australia in times of conflict and peace.

This video gives you an idea of the project.

 

Calling veterans, our unsung heroes from Image Control on Vimeo.

This visionary project aims to collect and catalogue the stories of veterans who served their country, to pass on to future generations.

We’re looking for stories of pilots, air or ground crew to share their recollections.

This is an initiative of the Temora Aviation Museum, in conjunction with Keith Webb of Image Control.