My passion for photography was discovered during my second deployment to the Middle East in 2006. I had the opportunity to be in Baghdad and be surrounded by all Saddam Hussein Palaces. I photographed for the US Army. I have had a number of my photos published in the local base newspaper in 2006 and in 2008. I gained working knowledge of photography from being self-taught and various online seminars which gave me a better understanding.

In 2009, I began expanding my various expertise in photography in Anchorage, Alaska, I focused on wildlife, landscape and aviation photography. In 2012, I shifted focus more on aviation photography with my first introduction into military air shows and Air to Air Photography over Los Angeles International Airport and various airports around the United States, Caribbean and Europe. In 2014, I had the pleasure of going to the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and Farnborough International Airport, which are held annually and semi-annually respectively.

With my experience during the past 12 years I have created a unique style that suited my type of photography. Recently in 2017, I started aerial photography landscapes with my Phantom 4 Pro drone, which combined a creative new perspective seen from above. As an aviation and aerial photographer, I am dedicated, flexible, with my current profession as an Engineer.


I have been published and featured in few online articles and Instagram pages.

Enjoy my website!!

Current Equipment:

Canon 1D Mark IV

Cannon 1DX

Canon 500 mm f4.0 USM IS L

Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 USM IS L

Canon 70-200mm f2.8 USM IS L

Canon 24-70mm f2.8 USM IS L

Canon 16-35mm f2.8 USM L

Canon 50m f1.4 USM



DJI Phantom 4 Pro

© 2018 by Richard JackJames.

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