Are you familiar with the three main shots in any film: close-up, medium shot and wide shot? Each is unique and important in it’s own way, and each requires a certain understanding from the cinematographer. Aerial photography is the same, another version of a wide angle shot, albeit from 1000+ ft in the sky!
All my life I’ve loved this type of image. Now, I have the privilege of shooting these types of images on a yearly basis.
Every one of my aerial projects begins with an in depth discussion to plan our shoot. Once I understand your needs I’ll look after all the details including aircraft and equipment.
I always have a plan and map a route in order to deliver high quality aerial photos. Plus, with years of experience shooting from the sky, I understand weather patterns and the best times of day to shoot.
I communicate seamlessly with the pilot to maximize airtime and this keeps your costs to a minimum. I always fly safe and supplement the aircraft’s seat belt with a double harness system of my own when shooting with the door off, yes the door is off! It’s the easiest way to get the best shots, and that’s what I always aim to do.
Not all perspectives are created equal, which is why I love shooting aerial projects.