Tyson V. Rininger
For the past 16 years, Tyson V. Rininger has been covering all aspects of photography including corporate portraiture, studio imagery, motorsports, aviation and more.
Tyson first began working as a contract photographer for the Point Mugu Air Show while still in high school. In the early '90's, he took up studio and location photography for corporate clientele while expanding his aviation coverage which has included becoming a contributing photographer and web-designer for the California International Air Show, Salinas since 1996. In 2001, Tyson was commissioned by the Monterey Bay Blues Festival to create their 16th annual millennium celebration poster and program cover. This was the first year a photograph was used instead of a painting resulting in record sales of signed and unsigned posters.
Currently, he is an assigned photographer for the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) as well as a contributing photographer for Laguna Seca Raceway and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Prior assignments include coverage of helicopter operations aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier and the first civilian spaceflight (SpaceShipOne) for Air & Space Smithsonian, the U.S. Navy Legacy Flight Program for the Department of Defense, the first ever Joint Red Flag exercise at Nellis AFB for Combat Aircraft magazine and the 100th Anniversary of Flight celebration in Dayton, Ohio for the International Council of Air Shows. His choice of vocation has been noted as being so unique that Fox News aired an extensive interview in October 2004. His photos and articles have been published in numerous magazines including multiple covers for AirShows Magazine and World Airshow News. Other publications he currently works with include Air & Space Smithsonian, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Aircraft Illustrated and Combat Aircraft Magazine, Makes & Models, Loop, EAA and AOPA's family of publications, Flight Journal, and others. Besides publications, many more of his images have been used for advertising purposes by aviators, aircraft manufacturers, aircraft supply centers, aviation brokers and the world's top FBO's..
Besides photography, Tyson is also an accomplished author having worked for globally distributed magazines and various West Coast newspapers. His experience in graphic design has led him to design T-shirts, pamphlets and posters and more for many of the aforementioned clients. Tyson operates a studio in Monterey, CA. His personal website can be found at:
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