Location photographer based in Alexandria, Virginia. (Metro DC)   I love to fly, travel, get on my bike, get dirty, enjoy life and share the adventure. http://www.camerondavidson.com 
Reprocessing a few “low and slow” aerials for a new portfolio.  Mount Vernon along the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia.  This is a prohibited airspace and it takes quite a few people and agencies getting involved for permission to fly in the airspace. This was the third time I have photographed Mount Vernon from the air.  The rear cabin of the helicopter was crowded - I also shot video with an Arnie Mount holding four KS-8 gyros and the video camera. Any use of Mount Vernon images also requires permission from the Ladies of Mount Vernon. 

Reprocessing a few “low and slow” aerials for a new portfolio.  Mount Vernon along the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia.  This is a prohibited airspace and it takes quite a few people and agencies getting involved for permission to fly in the airspace. This was the third time I have photographed Mount Vernon from the air.  The rear cabin of the helicopter was crowded - I also shot video with an Arnie Mount holding four KS-8 gyros and the video camera. Any use of Mount Vernon images also requires permission from the Ladies of Mount Vernon. 

Eurocopter B350 over eastern Africa grasslands.

Eurocopter B350 over eastern Africa grasslands.

Reworking Ethiopian volcano images for new portfolios.  Here is Erte Ale in full lather.  

Reworking Ethiopian volcano images for new portfolios.  Here is Erte Ale in full lather.  

New York City Financial District at night.

New York City Financial District at night.

London on a sunny morning with little help from the digital gods.

London on a sunny morning with little help from the digital gods.

From a Clipper Wind Power shoot in Iowa.  Found this image this morning while editing a new portfolio.

From a Clipper Wind Power shoot in Iowa.  Found this image this morning while editing a new portfolio.

Personal shot from a recent shoot in Southern Maryland.  I shot the same scene 11 years ago from the same helicopter.  First time around, I shot with a long lens and compressed the road.  Now, just a slight wide-angle.  Love the S curves.

Personal shot from a recent shoot in Southern Maryland.  I shot the same scene 11 years ago from the same helicopter.  First time around, I shot with a long lens and compressed the road.  Now, just a slight wide-angle.  Love the S curves.

Testing my new DJI Phantom Vision 2 Plus quadcopter/camera combo against my Sony RX100 on my original Phantom.  The Sony will win on resolution and the Vision 2 will will for ease of use.

Testing my new DJI Phantom Vision 2 Plus quadcopter/camera combo against my Sony RX100 on my original Phantom.  The Sony will win on resolution and the Vision 2 will will for ease of use.

Finishing up web galleries for a shoot last week in Central Virginia. Project was to shoot highway interchanges and make them interesting plus convey the client message.

I’ve been shooting most of my work on medium format this year.  These were shot with a Leaf Credo 60 on my Hasselblad H camera and my trusty Kenyon Gyroscope.  I like the sharpness and clarity of a large medium format file.  (60 megs equals 173 MB 8 bit file)

Another advantage to me is I shoot slower.    This was an early morning shoot with a lift-off just after sunrise.  

Deep in the Bayou.   

Deep in the Bayou.   

Yesterday (Memorial Day in the USA), my lovely bride and I went to Arlington Cemetery with our neighbors.  I visited my fathers site in the Columbarium and shot a few frames to share with my siblings.  We wandered around the cemetery a bit and started to walk up to the Amphitheater and the Tomb of the Unknowns.   MP’s from the the Third US Infantry Honor Guard were holding people from walking underneath the McClellan Gate.  The Honor Guard was lined up on both sides of the road and within a minute the President and entourage drove past.  The President spoke in the Amphitheater and also laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.  

In 1993, I shot a book on Arlington Cemetery titled a A Moment of Silence.  One of the greatest honors I have ever received was to shoot the Honor Guard prepping for their walk and to be allowed to photograph them from their side of the barrier ropes.

 

USA on the left/Mexico on the right.  From an unpublished story on the border fence I shot for Susan White and Sasha Erwitt of Vanity Fair.

USA on the left/Mexico on the right.  From an unpublished story on the border fence I shot for Susan White and Sasha Erwitt of Vanity Fair.

Aerial shoot for Clipper Windpower in Iowa and Minnesota. Second shot is of contour farming in Central Iowa that I shot for myself when we returned to the heliport in Des Moines.

Just returned from a week of shooting in Atlanta plus taking part in the first FuseVisual round table with George Fulton and John Fulton.  Nicole HA Jacobs shot this picture of George, John and me outside of Fat Matts Rib Shack on Piedmont Avenue.  Great food in Atlanta!  

Just returned from a week of shooting in Atlanta plus taking part in the first FuseVisual round table with George Fulton and John Fulton.  Nicole HA Jacobs shot this picture of George, John and me outside of Fat Matts Rib Shack on Piedmont Avenue.  Great food in Atlanta!