By Andrew Stevens
When it comes to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh I’m always looking for a unique way to capture the event. My goal is to see what I can create that would stand out against the masses of similarly angled shots and amazing photography that we see each and every year. Don’t get me wrong – I love every little bit of it and all the amazing photographs that come out of the event every year. However, from my current standpoint, if I’m going to take my eye off the show to capture it then I want to find a way to make my efforts stand out more than the next person.
Usually, my creativity doesn’t drift too far away from the norm, but during the year off, 360 degree videos caught my eye and got me wondering how AirVenture in 360 would look. The only 360 camera I could find was a GoPro MAX and I remember liking the different angles you could get with a regular GoPro when a friend of SAJ, Shahn Sederberg, used one a few years back. So, my curiosity had me wondering what 360 images would look like if I went nearly the entire event with the focus on using the 360 camera for video and images.
As you may know, GoPro cameras are great for up close action shots, so that eliminates much of the airshow when it comes to aircraft flying, but that didn’t stop me from getting some unique shots of planes flying directly overhead and taxiing out. However, when it came to ground photos, this is where things got really unique – and perhaps a little weird to look at, but it absolutely hit the mark on the creative element I was looking for when capturing this year’s AirVenture.
I hope you enjoy this unique look at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021! Check out the Flickr gallery below to see more than 60 unique pictures from the event.
Below are a number of short 360 videos from the event. During these videos you can pause at any point and continue to look around by clicking and dragging your mouse on the video. Enjoy!