Business Aviation drew Charles Lloyd to Wichita, 35 years ago. His love and knowledge of General Aviation steered him to becoming a Contributing Editor for the Cessna Flyer Magazine. To his delight he had a need to illustrate and use photographs for his articles about flying to destinations which provided him with a wide range of venues. In addition, there were articles about safety analysis and aircraft modification installations and evaluations.
The next step was seeking advice from local aviation photographers, Paul Bowen and Mike Fizer. Slowly but surely, he delved deeper into digital photography and myriad of the post processing possibilities with Tom Jenkins who graciously agreed to become his Photoshop mentor.
A Cessna Skylane was the magic carpet to travel far and wide. Jackson, Wyoming became an annual destination. Where he participated in workshops with Jay Goodrich.The lure of Teton National Park with high mountains, flowering meadows and dramatic sunrise and sunsets is a photographer’s dream destination. Anne McKinnell further added to his knowledge with mentoring in photography and website design.
While the mountains are beautiful, the Kansas plains have their beauty also. Charles enjoys finding local venues for projects within 40 miles of Goddard as seen in the Farm and Field section. His mechanical engineering education created a fascination with the farm machinery necessary to plant, cultivate and harvest the wheat grown around Wichita.
Charles has experience in landscape, event and aviation photography. Photographing family gatherings, church, awards and service organization events are some of the venues he photographs. With the talent to visualize light and venue details he can create action photographs of personally owned small aircraft, that any aircraft owner would be proud to display in their home or office.