Photography by Mike James

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I've lived in Anchorage, Alaska, since 1995, and love it here! There's a never-ending supply of fantastic terrain, wildlife, seascapes, cityscapes, aviation-related events, interesting people, glaciers, and of course, the aurora. Obviously, my primary interest is aviation, but if you have a subject or event you would like to have professionally photographed, I welcome the opportunity, so feel free to email me.


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Timelapse and Slideshows

I've lived in Anchorage, Alaska, since 1995, and am in love with the place. Great people, unbelievable terrain and wildlife, clean air and water, and plenty of things to explore. This is a chronological slideshow of photos I shot between November, 2015 and February, 2017. Accompanied by some beautiful music from my friend, Melissa Fischer.

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Panoramic movie from an awesome trip to Knik Glacier, Alaska. (02/24/18)

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A little time-lapse photography...

This was shot on a Moonlit night (01-23-16) beginning at about 3am. Shots were taken every 3 seconds for 30 minutes, then played back here at 24 frames per second. Shooting in RAW let me bring up the exposure for this scene, which was actually very dark, lit only by Moonlight.

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This is a time-lapse movie of a little local weather here in Anchorage, on 04/24/18. (1 shot every 2 seconds for about 10 minutes, played back at 24 frames per second)

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This is a collection of insect macro shots I did in my back yard over a period of about 30 minutes on 06/25/18.

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This is a time-lapse movie of a beautiful sunset here in Anchorage, on 09/16/16. (1 shot every 3 seconds for 30 minutes, played back at 24 frames per second)

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This is a time-lapse movie of sunrise here in Anchorage, on 10/07/16, from two different locations

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"Arctic Thunder" - July 30th, 2016 Open house/Airshow at JBER

This is a fantastic event that happens every two years at JBER, here in Anchorage, Alaska. We get to see a great static display, various tactical demos, civilian aerobatic pilots from around the world, a great F-22 "Raptor" demo, and a featured aerobatic team, which was the Blue Angels, this year. The two slide shows below are both high-res. Enjoy!

Brief (2 minute) gallery of my favorite photos from Arctic Thunder 2016.

Detailed (12 minute) gallery of my favorite photos from Arctic Thunder 2016.

The detailed (12 minute) slide show includes my favorite shots from the static display, some photos of the crowd, the F-22 "Raptor" static display, flight demo, and Heritage flight. My best shots from the Blue Angels show are the finale.

This event is always a good opportunity to try a ton of things, photographically. I used all my lenses, and shot everything from the crowds, to static displays, to high-speed aerial displays, and had a blast with all of it.


Arctic Thunder 2018!

This airshow occurs every two years these days, so there will be one this summer. (June 30th - July 1st, 2018) There will be a huge number of static displays, as always, and although all the performers aren't set yet, we know that the USAF Thunderbirds are the featured act, and that F-22 Raptor demo and Heritage Flight will happen again, which is always worth photographing. (More info here)

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