Top Tips for Taking Good Photographs in an Aerial Tour

Posted on: 19 June 2017

When travelling on land and boating get too boring, turn to aerial transport for a whole new experience. Sightseeing from a bird's eye view is very rewarding. Equally important is the quality of the pictures that you take when you are on an aerial tour. Good quality pictures mean that you capture the moment and breath-taking scenery as it is, and preserve that memory in the best way possible. When going for an aerial tour, like the ones provided by Professional Helicopter Services Pty Ltd, for the first time, the following are some of the important tips you will use to take good photographs:

Dress Properly

You're probably wondering how your dress code has an effect on the quality of shots that you can take with your camera. Well, you need to consider the nature or design of the vessels you will use during the tour. Some helicopters come with an open door design for a better viewing experience. On the other hand, some vessels such as hot air balloons also allow free flow of air when the vessel is moving. Proper clothing for such vessels should fit you perfectly so that it doesn't fly away amidst strong winds. Secondly, make sure that the clothes are extremely warm on ground level. As the vessel moves higher off the ground, the air becomes colder and colder. You must wear a pair of gloves so that your hands don't grow numb because of the cold when you are taking pictures. In brief, proper clothing keeps you alert throughout the picture session.

Vary Your Angles

To get the most out of aerial tour pictures, you need to vary the angles of the shots to match the particular feature you are observing. You can start with lookdown shots, where you position the camera directly above the particular feature that you want to capture. Rear shots involve capturing the image immediately after the helicopter or other vessel passes above it. Dashboard shots are another option, especially when you are using a small plane or helicopter for the tour. Here, you capture the image at an angle including a small section of the dashboard. Such shots can be taken when standing a few inches off the dashboard.    

Storage Space

In most cases, you will not have the freedom to fly back down just to pick an item that you had forgotten. This is why you must ensure that you have enough storage for the pictures before the journey begins. Carry an extra chip or storage car to ensure that you don't have to resort to low-quality frames just to save some storage space.