Introducing Our New Photo Editor

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The amazing people of Southwest Airlines, Photographs by Melody Hood

Hello Readers,

I’m thrilled to join the Aero Crew News team as the Photo Editor. I’ve been a professional photographer for more than 20 years and have been privileged to delve in to just about every type of photography imaginable. I own a photography business that employs some of the most talented photographers I’ve ever known and I speak, teach, and photograph all over the world.

I thrive on adventure and my passion is telling stories in the most beautifully creative way possible. I’ve rappelled off of helicopter skids, been to sniper training, flown a Bonanza (V-tail, of course), been mugged in NYC, taught a photography seminar on David Copperfields stage, been detained in Canada (who does that even happen to?!?), and administered CPR to a stranger who was literally dying right in front of me.

My first on location assignment for Aero Crew News was photographing Southwest Airlines at their Atlanta base for this months issue. Having photographed thousands of people in my career, I genuinely can’t speak highly enough of the people of Southwest. Absolutely every person I encountered from security to the people pushing wheelchairs were exceptionally friendly and genuinely happy.

I’m looking forward to meeting you and photographing you.

Much Love,

Melody Hood

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SOURCEAero Crew News, August 2017
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Melody Hood
Melody Hood is an internationally award winning photographer whose images have appeared in magazines, print ads, and various national ad campaigns. She has covered major news stories for national newspapers and magazines She has photographed engagements, weddings, commercial and editorial assignments, births and family milestones all over the United States and Internationally. Melody has taught and mentored hundreds of photographers worldwide. She has spoken at WPPI, the worlds largest photography convention. She has been sponsored by, has spoken and taught for companies such as Elinchrom, Pocket Wizard, ProFoto, Pixel2Canvas, Vision Art, MeFoto and more. She has created educational materials and has taught photographic lighting for many companies across the world. She also volunteers Help-Portrait, Emily’s Power for a Cure, the Austin Hatcher Foundation, and photographs adoptable foster children for the Heart Gallery. You can see more of Melody’s work at