Planes, helicopters, inflatables, kites and also radio controlled planes give various alternatives to doing aerial photography or as we like to call it heliphoto.
Each has its positives and negatives. Many times the method you choose may be contingent on your financial plan, the climate condition, and the information required. However, at the end of the day helicopter photography is the best for aerial photography.
Getting a good shot involves a lot more than just shooting from high elevation. Photos can end up looking ordinary if shot without any artistic or creative input. More and more people are starting to want to showcase their products through helicopter photography. Rather it’s a resort selling its amenities, a developer selling a residential apartment, or an upcoming shopping center – shooting from above can give you a brand new perspective.
An aerial photographer’s job is to capture the subject in a way that it illustrates the features of a product through effective imagery; as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
So what are the benefits of using a helicopter? They are affordable and easily available. The other benefit of using a FlyNYON helicopter is that the doors can be removed in warmer weather and if its cold outside, you can open the window to maintain the heat inside while still having a clear view outside. The wind can also be helpful with keeping the window open fully while shooting.
An important pre-flight step is to discuss your plan with the pilot so that you are on the same page when airborne. Explain to the pilot that you’ll be sitting in the left seat because it is easier to turn left with the camera than to the right.
It is significant to explain to the pilot the angles you’ll be shooting from so that they can form a clear mental picture. It is the pilot who will be having the control for placing the aircraft at the correct angle to get that perfect shot. Also, it is necessary to establish signals you will be using to communicate with the pilot while leaning out of the window.
The best shots are those that have the horizon is in the view. For this, the helicopter will need to fly at a low altitude that keeps the horizon in the light. As far as the camera settings are concerned, the key to getting a good shot is to shoot at the fastest shutter speed.
Keep these few steps in mind and you’ll be ready to take pictures from a helicopter like a pro in no time. To try out your skills, join us for a flight!