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Aviation Photography

Aviation Photography

Air 2 Air | Living History | Pin-up Model | A2A Formation

Rick A. Brown RAB Imaging & Bryan Heim Photography


Considered by many to be among mankind’s most beautiful creations aircraft capture the sprit of flight, romance of metal, and freedom of the skies. Local aviation specialists Rick A. Brown (@RABPhotog) and Bryan Heim (@BryanHeimPhoto) present how aviation photography inspired their careers, imagination, & creative eye with different types of aviation photography including Air 2 Air, Living History, Pin-Up Models, and Air 2 Air Formations.

Join Rick & Bryan at the perfect aviation setting for this presentation, Aerometal International, specialist in Douglas DC-3 restoration and maintenance. Located just outside of Portland in Aurora, Oregon this local aviation business brings many attractions to the presentation including vintage aircraft on display.

The event will include a general introduction of Rick and Bryan’s aviation photography experience, followed by a uniquely formatted discussion of challenges specific to aviation photography. Finally, there will be a team shoot with models and aircraft to finish the evening. These shoots will allow each team to build an image together confronting some of the challenges in aviation photography, such as making a pleasing image in a setting with many distracting elements and controlling reflections on a very reflective surface.

Rick A. Brown


Rick is an award winning photographer working in commercial and editorial photography. He specializes in aviation as well as  lifestyle and portraits. His work has been featured in many magazines including Warbird Digest, Sport Aviation, FlyPast, and Audubon. Rick lives in Keizer and has a BS in biology from the University of North Carolina.


Bryan Heim


The owner of Bryan Heim Photography and Creative from day one, Bryan took his first photograph at the age of 8, using a Pentax film camera given to him by his father. Bryan jumped at the idea of taking photographs of almost anything and not long after the camera became part of Bryan and his daily routine.

During the last 30 years, Bryan has photographed for clients including the WHL Portland Winterhawks hockey team, Living History Group Magazine, Warbird Digest, B-17 Alliance Foundation, Lanphere Construction, NW Association of Blind Athletes, Waggener Edstrom Public Relations, Microsoft, MSN, SAP, McDonalds, Boeing, Victoria Secret, Master Card, Green Earth Made, Flightline Fabrications LLC, Bluth Family Medicine, Riders & Sliders, Oregon Hockey Officials Association, Warhawk Air Museum,  Historic Warbirds, LLC, Jeff Hinds Photography, Historic Aviation Guild, Historic Flight Foundation,  & J-DUB Surfboards.

Today, Bryan owns multiple companies including Bryan Heim Photography, PDX Hockey Photo,

Oregon Air Photo (w/Jeff Hinds), Flightline Fabrications & the recently re-launched Living History Group Magazine. Bryan is also the Program Director for the B-17 Alliance Foundation in Salem, Oregon at McNary Field restoring the B-17 Flying Fortress known as the “Lacey Lady”,  In his off time, Bryan can be found during the summer as a member of Living History Group Northwest portraying “Earl”, a WWII aircraft mechanic, at historic sites around Oregon, Washington, & Ohio.


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January 26
7:00 am - 10:00 am
$20 – $40


Aerometal International, 23115 Airport Rd NE, Ste 9
23115 Airport Rd NE, Ste 9
Aurora, OR 97002 United States
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