3G Workshops instructor team
Tony Granata is a professional photographer from Raleigh, North Carolina. Through his years of work, he has developed a passion for exploring light and its interactions with all aspects of life. Tony has been a WWII history buff for as long as he can remember. Growing up, he could not get his hands on enough information regarding the era, especially when it came to its warbirds. A few years ago he started taking what he had learned from exploring with photography and applying it to aviation.
Tony has been published in several media publications and is also a contributing photographer with NY on Air, a premier aerial photography and cinematography team based in New York City.
His work can be found at http://www.tgranata.com
Doug Glover has spent the entirety of his adult life around aviation, both military and civilian. While traveling the world, he has been blessed with the unique opportunity to capture aviation subjects in a wide variety of environments. Whether shooting against the backdrop of a coral-encrusted Pacific atoll or the snow-covered Mogollon rim, Doug’s images seek to juxtapose the beauty of nature and aviation, thereby creating a work that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Doug’s photography has been published internationally in both magazines and books, and his fine art prints reside in the collections of aviation enthusiasts worldwide.
His work can be found at http://www.fox3photo.com
About 3G Aviation Media
3G Aviation Media started as a joint venture between a group of aviation photographers who wanted to partner for specific projects while still retaining their own brand and artistic identity. The initial three “G”s of the team were : Tony Granata, Matt Genuardi and Doug Glover. Each of them had a different shooting style and each also brought a unique set of skills to the table. As an instructor, Tony Granata brought his expertise in post-processing of an image, and has a wealth of experience shooting from helicopters. Having spent quite a few years as a photography manager for a major entertainment company, Matt Genuardi specialized in working with models and professional lighting equipment. The itinerant nature of his previous life in the U.S. Marine Corps has made Doug Glover the expert in “packing for the location”, and as a Forward Air Controller instructor (ground and airborne) he was the team’s flight briefer and pilot liaison.
Matt Genuardi is an aviation junkie. Growing up under the flight paths of Willow Grove NAS JRB, and Wings Field-the birthplace of AOPA-he was lucky enough to see everything from Cessna 172s to A-10 Warthogs, news helicopters to C-130s on a daily basis. He attended numerous airshows from a young age, which helped cement his love of aviation, and made him realize he would be happier spending large chunks of time around anything and everything that is airborne.
Matt's photography has been published both nationally and internationally, and his work is available for purchase.
His work can be found at http://www.genuardiphoto.com
José “Fuji” Ramos has documented military aviation subjects all over the United States and is currently qualified for flight in all aircraft types operated by the US Navy. During his photographic career, José has logged time in such high performance aircraft as the F-14B Tomcat, the F/A-18B/D Hornet, F/A-18F Super Hornet, S-3B Viking, the EA-6B Prowler, F-5F Tiger II, T-33 Shooting Star, Aermacchi MB.339, the Aero L-39 Albatross and a wide variety of warbirds.
As an instructor, José has been a keynote speaker for Nikon at the 2009 COMFOT Expo in Mexico City, Mexico, guest speaker at the 2012 symposium of the International Society for Aviation Photography, as well as a speaker on Military Aviation photography at the 2013 Photoshop World Expo in Orlando, Florida. He also represents Nikon Professional Services at events across the US on a freelance basis, providing one-on-one assistance and instruction to NPS members.
He describes his goal as a simple one: “to provide the best in aviation photography and journalism. With a keen eye on current events while remaining mindful of history, I strive to educate through my imagery.”
His work can be found at: http://www.ramosaviationphotos.com/