There are numerous methods for doing aerial photography. Planes, helicopters, inflatables, kites and also radio controlled planes give various alternatives to do aerial photography or like we like to call it heliphoto. Each has its positives and negatives, contingent on your financial plan, the climate conditions and the information required but helicopter photography is the best for aerial photography. It involves a lot more than shooting from an elevation and can look ordinary if shot without any artistic or creative input. More and more people want to showcase their products through helicopter photography. It could be a resort selling its amenities or a developer selling a residential apartment or an upcoming shopping center. 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.
Benefits of using a helicopter: They are affordable and easily available. The other benefit of using a FlyNYON helicopter is that the door 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. Also, the wind helps keep the window open fully while shooting.
The 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 apparently 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. Keeping these few steps in mind, you are ready to taking pictures from a helicopter and become a pro.