Jim Koepnick, now in his 26th year at the Experimental Aviation Association, is one of the worlds premier aviation photographers. He is responsible for much of EAA's air-to-air photography for its five publications, including Sport Aviation magazine as well as the World of Flight Calendar. He is also responsible for directing photographic coverage of EAA AirVenture -Oshkosh, known as the World's Biggest Fly-in. Jim has photographed over 1000 aircraft while on air-to-air missions and supplied over 400 cover images while at EAA.
Koepnick Photography, Jim's personal company, is not limited, however, to only subjects that fly. Jim is highly recognized for his creative freelance photography, which includes weddings, events, commercial photography including merchandise and food, automobiles, sports, underwater and travel.
In addition to 26 years of experience at EAA, which includes portrait and studio work, events, editorial as well as aerial work, Jim has had 25 years serving Ripon College for event and publication coverage.
Koepnick's artistry, skill and experience have resulted in award-winning images that have been printed in magazines such as Life, Time, Flying, Men's Journal, People, Wisconsin Trails and Popular Mechanics. His advertising work includes Columbia Coffee and Canon. He is a member of Wisconsin Imaging Photographers Association, Wisconsin News Photographers Association, Sports Shooters, National Association of Photoshop Professionals and the International Society of Aviation Photographers.
His photography has has been a consistent winner of awards from Aviation Week and Space Technology, Wisconsin Imaging Photographers Association, American Advertising Federation and Calendar Marketing Association. His photojournalism has received awards from Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Press Photographers Association and Inland Press.
Koepnick's "Hands of Time" photograph of the Omro, Wisconsin clock tower, which appeared in the Oshkosh Northwestern Newspaper in the 80's, was published later by Life Magazine. The image was selected for "Life Classic Photos", a hard cover book of the best images published by Life.