Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) as a hobby attracts a whole range of enthusiasts. There are so many ways to do this!
At one end, you have people who decide on a whim to hoist a cheap
digital camera from a single line attached to a kite. Any old kite that
has enough lift. The 10 second timer goes off sometime during the kite's
climb, and hey! An aerial photo!
At the other end of the spectrum, the KAPer might be a serious
photographer who patiently pans and clicks his expensive digital camera
via a radio transmitter.
The kite might be an enormous Dopero or Rokkaku, 'nailed to the
sky' in a light breeze. A 4-line Picavet suspends the camera cradle and
radio gear from the flying line rather than the kite itself.
Do YOU Do KAP?
And I really mean any old KAP! No need for high-end gear and utterly professional images here...
So what images have you captured lately? Please share anything remotely interesting for visitors to this page to enjoy. Thanks!
Aerial Pictures Left By Others
Click below to see some intriguing aerial photos from other visitors to this page...
Thinking Of Contributing?
Visitors to this KAP page will really appreciate any extra info
you can supply. The quirky aerial pictures are 'the main thing' sure,
but people will love it if you type in a short description of how
everything came together to get that shot. What kind of KAP rig did you
use? (if you can even call it that!) Which of your kites did you use?
What was the camera, and how did you operate the shutter? And so on.
Now, a couple of tips for best results...
Aerial pictures straight from your camera can be uploaded successfully. However, transferring these large raw digital images
can take many minutes over a slow Internet connection. Re-sizing the
image to around 100Kb or so will still result in a high-quality image on
a computer screen.
For maximum impact on my site, a photo that's taller than it is wide
works best. This way, when my site re-sizes the photo to fit the page,
it will appear as large as possible since there is no limit on depth.