LESA-AP

AIRBORNE PHOTOGRAPHER SCHOOL

Have you ever wondered how the media, Governor’s office, FEMA and even the President of the United States get those amazing pictures we all see on the nightly news following a disaster?  Ever wondered who took those photos and how?   In many cases the answer is a Civil Air Patrol trained Airborne Photographer specialist!

At Lone Star Emergency Services Academy, you have an opportunity to learn all the skills necessary to take those great photos which are used at all levels of our government to determine where and how resources are distributed in the days and weeks following a disaster of nature or man made malady.  This is a 2.5 day school where you will be taught the proper use of the camera from how to set up the shutter speed and aperture prior to flight, to how to properly frame the shots to best show the subject.  You will also learn how to save, name and upload the photos after the sortie.  You participate in flying sorties to learn proper crew coordination from takeoff to touchdown.

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

(The following must be accomplished prior to arrival at LESA AP school)

General Emergency Services

Mission Scanner (Qualified Mission Observer is preferred, but not required)

18 years of age on or prior to 14 June 2014

Squadron Commander approval to attend

 

This is a 2.5 day school where you will be taught the proper use of the camera from how to set up the shutter speed and aperture prior to flight, to how to properly frame the shots to best show the subject.  You will also learn how to save, name and upload the photos after the sortie.  You participate in flying sorties to learn proper crew coordination from takeoff to touchdown. Participants are requested to bring their squadron’s photo kit with them.  LESA photo resources may be limited.