Aviationbuff Photography is the result of my lifelong passion with all aspects of flight.
I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska during the 1960's and fondly recall watching Starfighters, Phantoms and Super Sabres thunder over my back
yard. Aviation has always captivated my imagination and I spent endless hours reading books and publications about aircraft, pilots and
famous air battles. This fascination with flight has never waned. I fulfilled a personal goal when I received my private pilots license in 1985.
I experienced the thrill and satisfaction of accumulating flight time in the Piper Tomahawk, Warrior II and Archer II as well as simulated
air combat hours with Atlanta's Sky Warriors in a Beech T-34A Mentor. As is often the case, the financial needs of a growing family,
along with conflicting time requirements have had a huge impact on my free time as well as the funds required to maintain my currency. As
a result, I have had to curtail my active flying for now but I look forward to the time when I can resume logging flight hours.
As every current or former aviator understands, the sky never stops beckoning. My fascination with flight has evolved into a passion for
aviation photography. I have been photographing aircraft, along with the people who fly and maintain them, for more than 25 years and have
compiled a large archive of unique and interesting photos. Today I am a professional photographer, specializing in aviation photography, but
also shooting sports, event and fine-art images, using Nikon DSLR camera bodies and lenses.
Aviationbuff Photography images can be found in publications, print and electronic marketing materials and dozens of aviation and
photography related websites as well as the websites of TV news stations, universities, aviation museums and other venues. Some of my contributions to the airshow industry magazine World Airshow News can be found here: http://airshowmag.com/contributors/buff.htm
Three of my aviation photos have been awarded Editors Choice on 500px. Team RV from the inside: http://500px.com/photo/9017421
, P-51D Mustang "Red Nose": http://500px.com/photo/3838274?from=editors
and Super Hornet Shockwave: http://500px.com/photo/3135618
In addition, an F-15C Eagle image was awarded "Photo of The Month" for November 2010 by Steve's Digicams, a popular photographic equipment review website . You can view the winning photograph and read the interview here: http://www.steves-digicams.com/knowledge-center/interview-with-chris-buff-november-2010-photo-of-the-month-winner.html
If you would like to contact me with any questions or inquiries, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org