Tips from the Pros!

Paul Seibert, known by many as @beholdingeye, has flown with the FlyNYON team in our doorless helicopters in almost every imaginable weather condition and time of day! He’s become an aerial photography pro and wants to share what he’s learned with you.

See what he had to say about his experience:

Being a photographer in the New York metropolitan area, unless you’re living under a rock, you know who FlyNYON is. The impact  on Instagram here in NYC, has been nothing short of colossal. I am truly blessed to be a contributor for such an influential, and photography focused company.

Each time I go up, I try to expand my view to include more and more of this amazing city. Usually, I will shoot with 2 camera bodies, to cover a lot of focal lengths. I usually use my 16-35 lens to show how much humanity is packed into this relatively small island, and my 70-200 to capture the details that only flying with FlyNYON can provide.

I consider it my job to inspire those who have yet to either see NYC from this perspective, or haven’t yet flown over this great city. I want to capture how the light moves through the buildings, how the shadows create dark canyons, and how beautiful the architecture is here in NY.

My favorite time to fly is golden hour. The first hour after sunrise, and the last before sunset. No other time, in my opinion, is better to capture NYC. When shooting the sunset there are a few things to keep in mind. It requires quick reactions to the changing light. You want a combination of the lowest ISO, the fastest shutter speed, and the largest depth of field afforded you by these requirements. Obviously as you loose light the easiest thing at first to compensate is the aperture, then when you’ve exhausted that method, change the ISO. You never want to sacrifice shutter speed if you don’t have to.

As always, I’m truly grateful FlyNYON for the opportunity to be a member of the team, and look forward to future collaborations.

All photos by Paul Seibert (@beholdingeye)

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