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  1. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    I’ve been interested in photography for as long as I can remember, and kite aerial photography (KAP) seemed like a natural progression. At least it did after my friend, Thomas Dewez, convinced me that it isn’t completely ridiculous to suspend an $800 camera from a kite. After seeing the potential in online galleries, I knew that I had to do this! I spent a few months researching equipment, technique, etc. before diving in. I had not flown a kite since I was a kid, so I’m learning as I go…

    http://scotthaefner.com/kap/gallery/
     
  2. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Ive heard about this but Id be too scared to hook an $800+ camera up to a kite of all things.

    Ive also heard abot some people who photograph with aerial photography, using remote control choppers and attaching their cam to that too.

    :shock:
     
  3. GerryDavid

    GerryDavid No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This is rather interesting. I came up with the same idea a while ago but didnt give it much thought since I didnt like the idea of putting a camera on a kite that would crash when it comes down, hehe.

    the helicoptor idea is interesting.
     
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    Bosscat TPF Noob!

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    What about putting your old MF camera on a kite???........since they are pretty much worthless..........what do you have to lose???
     
  5. GerryDavid

    GerryDavid No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    medium format camera's are cheap? arent they more than slr's, etc? And the mf camera's ive seen only have 15 exposures on a roll. thats a rather short air time trip. digital is best to get morem pictures and no developing cost. and the majority of the shots will prob be throw away.
     

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