MH-6J LITTLE BIRDS

TED CARLSON

C-2A GREYHOUND

ABOUT US

Ted Carlson founded Fotodynamics in 1991 and is based in Mission Viejo, California.  Mr. Carlson, a professional Photojournalist, has been filming (photography and videography) aircraft for decades, and takes pride in producing creative images that are not the typical 'run-of-the-mill' shots.  Bringing years of aviation photography experience to the table, he has been published worldwide in many aviation publications.  A well-known military aircraft aerial photographer in the US (listed as the "US expert" in Wikipedia under air-to-air photography) and other countries, his front cover shots can be found on over 450 publications.  He has flown in over 120 different models of military aircraft with the US Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Air Force Reserves, Marine Corps Reserves, Navy Reserves, Royal Air Force (UK), Spanish Air Force, Indian Air Force, Japanese Army, Royal Danish Air Force, and German Air Force (have also worked with the Portuguese Air Force, Taiwanese RoCAF, and Royal Singapore Air Force).  With over 1,300 hours of flight time in military aircraft, he has also worked with many other agencies and companies performing photo shoots, with four hundred additional flight hours in over 40 different types of civilian aircraft.

In addition to doing photography, he is a writer and has had hundreds of his articles published worldwide.  He has never been involved in a mishap while performing a shoot, and his experience is evident in the final result of his products.  We encourage you to visit other similar sites and - you’ll be back!  Why?  Because you have found the source that has excellent quality images available with a fantastic selection for a good value.  With a stock of over 500,000 images, there are too many images to put on the site, so please contact us for your specific image needs.

SERVICES

Mr. Carlson is available for assignment photo and video shoots, and please contact us for your specific needs to have some top-notch photography and/or high-def videography of your aircraft or products (please take a look at our video page).  We have worked with hundreds of organizations including all large US aerospace corporations and when performing shoots, his motto (in priority) is “Safety, Creativity, Quality, and Value”.  To get the best possible photographs and video footage, we use an array of professional top-of-the-line digital cameras and lenses.  The equipment, coupled with our extensive experience that encompasses taking many factors into account during shoots - the final result is stunning images.  All photos on this site were taken by Mr. Carlson, we are certain you will be happy with the final product , and look forward to hearing from you regarding a photo and/or video shoot!

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BELOW ARE A FEW SAMPLES OF IMAGES TAKEN WHILE ON ASSIGNMENT

EXTRA 300s OVER ARIZONA U-2 DRAGON LADY OVER BEALE AFB, CALIFORNIA
F-16C VIPERS OVER NEVADA PC-12 COCKPIT AT DUSK IN UTAH
LGM-30G MINUTEMAN III ICBM BLACKSHEEP HERITAGE FLIGHT, F4U, A-4, & AV-8B, VMA-214
BELL 205A++ NORTHROP GRUMMAN B-2A SPIRIT (STEALTH BOMBER)
NORTHROP GRUMMAN F-5N TIGER IIs SIKORSKY SH-60F SEAHAWK
BELL AH-1Z VENOM (ZULU) SIKORSKY S-76C AND S-92A
LOCKHEED-MARTIN C-130J HERCULES BELL 212
SIKORSKY MH-60R "ROMEO" BOEING F/A-18C HORNET
BELL HELICOPTER TH-57C (CONA MARKINGS) BELL 412EP NVGs
LOCKHEED-MARTIN F-16C VIPERS (VERMONT ANG) PILATUS PC-12
BOEING F/A-18C AND A++ (USN CONA MARKINGS) EUROCOPTER MH-65C DOLPHINS (DAUPHINES)
SIKORSKY VH-60N WHITEHAWK BEECHCRAFT T-34C TURBO MENTOR (USMC)
RAYTHEON T-6B TEXAN II BOEING F/A-18F SUPER HORNET (WITH F/A-18C)
BELL BOEING MV-22B OSPREYS SIKORSKY CH-53E SUPER STALLIONS
EUROCOPTER EC120 B COLIBRI (HUMMINGBIRD) GENERAL ATOMICS MQ-1B PREDATOR
EADS CASA HC-144A OCEAN SENTRY BOEING VERTOL CH-46E SEA KNIGHT
LOCKHEED-MARTIN KC-130J HHK HARVEST HAWK US ARMY BOEING MH-47G SPECIAL OPS CHINOOK
AIR MED EC145P1, BELL 407, PC-12 BELL BOEING MV-22B OSPREYS OVER BRYCE CANYON
US ARMY BEECH RAYTHEON C-12C HURON US NAVY SIKORSKY MH-60S KNIGHTHAWK
E-2C GROUP II NAV UP, E-2C HAWKEYE 2000, AND E-2D ADVANCED HAWKEYE US ARMY SIKORSKY UH-60L BLACKHAWK, SPECIAL OPS
USMC BOEING F/A-18D HORNET, ATARS VARIANT US ARMY MD AH-6M LITTLE BIRD, SPECIAL OPERATIONS
BOEING P-8A POSEIDON USMC UH-1Y VENOM, ALSO KNOWN AS THE "YANKEE"
MI-24D HIND D LOCKHEED MARTIN  C-130T  HERCULES  (USN)
BOEING  C-40A  CLIPPER (WITH WINGLETS) ATAC KFIR C.2 F-21, HAWKER HUNTER F.MK.58, L-39ZA
GENERAL ATOMICS MQ-9A REAPER USMC LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35B LIGHTNING IIs
BELL BOEING MV-22B OSPREYS OVER THE DESERT EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON FGR4 (RAF)
LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16CM FIGHTING FALCON LOCKHEED MARTIN F--22A RAPTOR
SIKORSKY MH-60S KNIGHTHAWK (SIERRA) LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35A LIGHTNING II (USAF)
BOEING F/A-18F SUPER HORNET EUROFIGHTER EF2000 (SPAIN)
BOEING B-1B LANCERS (BONES) AGUSTA A109S GRAND
SIKORSKY MH-60R SEAHAWK (ROMEO), DENMARK AGUSTA WESTLAND LYNX MK.90C
AGUSTA WESTAND (LEONARDO) EH-101 Mk.3A (DENMARK) LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35A LIGHTNING II (JAPAN)

AWARDS   

Carlson has won numerous awards and photo contests.  His images can be found in numerous 'best of the best photo contest issue' of Aviation Week and Space Technology.  He won the highest honor and very top Aviation Week photo contest award twice, the 'Best of the Best.'  In  addition, he has been awarded Aviation Week First Place Military, Second Place Military, Third Place Military, First Place Civil, and Second Place Civil over the years.  He has won 17 ANA photo contests including six annual winners.  In the past, Carlson received an HM from the CNO for the Grandpa Pettibone awards, and an HM for Approach Magazine photographer of the year.  He has placed in the USNI contest six times and five times in the USMC William Bartlett contest.  Carlson has also been featured in both of Lockheed Martin's 'Special Photography' issues of Code One that includes a bio and work from top aviation photographers around the world.  In addition he has won two Firsts and three Second Place awards in special Vertical Magazine photo contest issues.

AVIATION WEEK-2004 BEST OF THE BEST & FRONT COVER USMC MSGT TOM BARTLETT PHOTO CONTEST 2002
AVIATION WEEK - 1997 FIRST PLACE MILITARY AVIATION WEEK - 1998 THIRD PLACE MILITARY
AVIATION WEEK - 2000 SECOND PLACE CIVIL USNI 2000 CONTEST - FIRST PLACE
ANA 2000 ANNUAL CONT. - FIRST PLACE
(ALSO PUBL IN NAVAL AVIATION NEWS)

FRONT COVERS - OVER 400 VARIOUS PUBLICATIONS

AVIATION WEEK - 2005 BEST OF THE BEST PHOTO CONTEST - FIRST PLACE MILITARY USNI 2007 NAVAL CONTEST, SECOND PLACE
AVIATION WEEK - 2006 BEST OF THE BEST PHOTO CONTEST - FIRST PLACE MILITARY AVIATION WEEK - 2007 BEST OF THE BEST PHOTO CONTEST - SECOND PLACE MILITARY
AVIATION WEEK - 2008 BEST OF THE BEST PHOTO CONTEST - THIRD PLACE MILITARY AVIATION WEEK - 2008 BEST OF THE BEST PHOTO CONTEST - HONORABLE MENTION, MILITARY
VERTICAL - 2009 PHOTO CONTEST - FIRST PLACE ACTION AVIATION WEEK - 2009 BEST OF THE BEST PHOTO CONTEST - SECOND PLACE MILITARY
AVIATION WEEK - 2010 PHOTO CONTEST - TOP AWARD BEST OF THE BEST VERTICAL - 2010 PHOTO CONTEST - SECOND PLACE FIELD
AVIATION WEEK - 2010 BEST OF THE BEST PHOTO CONTEST - THIRD PLACE MILITARY VERTICAL - 2011 PHOTO CONTEST - SECOND PLACE ACTION, BELL 407AH
AVIATION WEEK - 2012 BEST OF THE BEST PHOTO CONTEST - THIRD PLACE MILITARY VERTICAL - 2013 PHOTO CONTEST - SECOND PLACE BEAUTY IN FIELD, USCG MIAMI
 
VERTICAL - 2014 PHOTO CONTEST - FIRST PLACE BEAUTY IN FIELD, US ARMY MH-6Ms  

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