Hangar-7: Red Bull Meets Art and Architecture

Hello shutterbugs,

I’ve been editing some photos that you’ve never seen before. I took them at Hangar-7 in Salzburg. Well, I finally finished editing them, and now I can share them. Hangar-7 is a museum in Salzburg, Austria. I stumbled upon it on Instagram. Someone posted photos of this beautiful museum, and Instagram’s algorithm found me. I immediately looked at more photos and their website. After a few moments, I was already planning my road trip to Salzburg.

What is Hangar-7?

Hangar-7 is a unique museum located in Salzburg where you can see a collection of Red Bull airplanes, Flying Bulls, Formula 1 cars, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, and other technological things sponsored by Red Bull. The exterior of the museum is very aesthetic and artistic. The museum is built of metal and glass, something I have never seen before. There is natural light inside during the day. It is truly an incredible feeling to see how the light reflects differently on the metal parts of the airplanes and the structure at each moment. Even more magical is the feeling when the golden hour approaches during the sunset. Wow.

Before we get to the article, I have something else for you:

If you are a sports enthusiast, you will surely also enjoy other posts related to sports. I have two amazing adrenaline-filled articles. The first one is from Kranjska Gora, where I photographed downhill bikers at Bike Park Kranjska Gora. The second one was captured at the pump track in Odranci, located in the Prekmurje region of Slovenia.

Alright, now onto the article!

Hangar-7 on the internet

Museum location

Red Bull Hangar-7 GmbH, Wilhelm-Spazier-Straße 7A, 5020 Salzburg

Photography in Hangar-7

My trip to Salzburg lasted for 4 days, or rather, 3 and a half days. On the first day, I stopped by Hallstatt, about which I will write another post. Well, I spent all three days in Hangar-7. Yes, that’s how it is when you are fascinated by something. Like a little child who gets chocolate. Or their first camera. 🙂

When the doorman greets you at the entrance, they kindly remind you that you can take photos, but you can only use them for personal use. You are not allowed to use them for commercial purposes. So, they are suitable for social media or a blog, but not for Shutterstock.

During photography, I made some mistakes that I will definitely correct next time. There are so many things and colors in the museum that it’s quite difficult to photograph only one thing without capturing something else with the lens. This makes the picture a little confusing. I really had to work hard to edit the photos. Anyway, I will be more careful next time. I will definitely come back soon because this is not one of those museums that you visit only once.

I will also prepare better by reading more about the museum, especially about the planes, helicopters, formula cars, and other vehicles that are there. When you know the basics, some details, and some interesting facts, it is much easier to take pictures.

While photographing such a museum, you will find the tips and tricks I described in the articles What is Bokeh in Photography, Understanding Shutter Speed, and What is Aperture in Photography to be very useful. I too should have paid more attention to these important pointers that I have outlined in the articles.

Flying Bulls Photography in Hangar-7

Photo Gallery from Hangar-7 Museum

I have divided the photos into three categories. In the first one, I will post some “ordinary” photographs, meaning photos without any special effects. However, I have still edited some of them quite heavily, so they have become appealing to me. In the second category, I will post black-and-white photos. This is also the first time I am editing and posting black and white photographs, something new for me. Finally, I played around with motion blur. Enjoy the photos.

Boeing PT-17 Stearman
Red Bull Racing RB 9 lights
Red Bull Racing RB 9 dark
Red Bull Racing RB 9 detail
Red Bull Racing RB 9 frontRed Bull Racing RB 9
Scuderia Toro Rosso STR 5

Hangar-7 from the top

Black and White Photography of Hangar-7

I am thinking of making a new post on black and white photography from Hangar-7. Why? I played around with photos that I could not edit at all because the colors did not match. No matter how hard I tried, there was always some non-complementary combination. I came up with the idea of making black-and-white photographs. And boom. The photos are fantastic. So I will also post some black and white photos here and maybe even create a separate post about black and white photography from this museum.

Red Bull Racing RB 9 black and white Flying Bulls plane Flying Bulls black and white front Flying Bulls black and white back Flying Bulls biplane black and white FAIRCHILD PT-19 DOUGLAS DC-6B black and white Boeing PT-17 Stearman 2 black and white Beech T-34 Mentor 2 black and white

Motion blur photos from Hangar-7

And finally, the last group of photos was taken using the motion blur technique. How did I edit these photos? Or rather, a better question would be, “How did I take them? First, you need a tripod, as it won’t work without one. On the viewfinder, we need to find the setting that will show us the center. We place the camera on the tripod and find our best composition. We need a time period longer than one second. We set the timer to trigger the shot after, say, 3 seconds. We trigger it and start counting down. Just before the shutter is released, we start moving the zoom on the lens. We move evenly throughout the time the shutter is open. That’s it.

What did we do? While the shutter was open, we moved the zoom and “blurred” the photo. As you can see, the center of the photo is less blurred than its edges. Theoretically, only the central pixel remained sharp, while all the others were blurred. The center is less blurred, and the edges are more blurred.

This technique takes some practice. Take a free weekend and practice. It is fun and can really spice up your photo album.

Red Bull Racing RB 9 motion blur Red Bull Racing RB 9 motion blur side Red Bull Racing RB 9 motion blur detail Red Bull Racing RB 9 (5) xxxx Hangar-7 motion blur Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet motion blur

The Flying Bulls

The Flying Bulls are a group of aviation enthusiasts who share a passion for flying. They fly some of the most impressive planes in the world. The Flying Bulls are based in Salzburg, Austria. Their fleet of historic planes has been carefully restored and is regularly maintained. The team of pilots performs exciting aerobatic stunts at air shows and events around the world while also educating the audience about the history of aviation. The Flying Bulls have an impressive range of planes, from classic biplanes to powerful fighter jets, that are sure to impress aviation enthusiasts and casual observers alike.

List of planes owned by The Flying Bulls and their manufacturing year:

  • Douglas DC-6B, 1958
  • B-25J “Mitchell”, 1945
  • Lockheed P-38L “Lightning”, 1944
  • Chance Vought F4U-4 “Corsair”, 1945
  • North American P-51 Mustang, 1944
  • Alpha Jet, 1980/1981
  • Boeing PT-17 Stearman, 1943
  • Fairchild PT-19, 1943
  • Cessna 208 Amphibian “Caravan”, 1996
  • Pilatus Porter PC-6, 1998
  • Cessna 337 Skymaster “Push Pull”, 1969
  • Aviat Husky, 2006
  • Beech T-34 Mentor, 1955
  • Sukhoi Su-29, 2000
  • Extra 300 LX, 2013

Helicopters of The Flying Bulls and their year of manufacture:

  • Bell Cobra TAH-1F, 2002
  • BO 105 C, 1974
  • BO 105 S Media Helicopter, 1993
  • Eurocopter EC 135, 2006
  • Bristol 171 Sycamore, 1957
  • AS 350 B3+ “Ècureuil”, 2009
  • Bell 47 G-3B-1 (Soloy), 1966

Red Bull Racing F1

Red Bull Racing F1 is a Formula One team that has become one of the most successful and popular teams in the sport. Based in Milton Keynes, England, the team was founded in 2005. Since then, it has won multiple constructors’ and drivers’ championships. Red Bull Racing is known for its innovative and aggressive approach to racing, as well as its iconic red bull logo. The team’s drivers, including current World Champion Max Verstappen and former World Champion Sebastian Vettel, are some of the most talented and exciting in the sport. With a dedicated fan base and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in Formula One, Red Bull Racing F1 is a team that every motorsport enthusiast should watch.

Red Bull Racing F1

More About Hangar-7 Museum

Before visiting, check the opening hours and browse the website and social media pages. This will help you prepare for a photo shoot or visit. Don’t have lunch before you go; enjoy it at the museum’s restaurant.

More about Salzburg

Salzburg is the capital city of the Austrian federal state of the same name. It has a population of 157,000 and is the fourth-largest city in Austria. The city is home to the Salzburg Archdiocese, the Mozarteum, and the University of Salzburg, as well as the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, founded in 1990. The historic center of the city has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1996. Salzburg is an important trade fair and congress city and a tourist area. The city is also a transport hub for one of the most important road and railway networks in Europe.

In Conclusion

That’s it for now. I think I will add to the article later, maybe when I go on another trip. Oh, and how do you like the pictures? Leave your comment!

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