With drone technology, aerial photography may seem easier than ever to achieve these days. However, to the discerning eye, the quality just isn't there sometimes. This leaves photographers with only a few options to consider if they want to capture a scene from the sky.
Photographer Tim Shields was hired to get some aerial photos of his hometown of White Rock, British Colombia. We covered the close call Shields experienced when extreme weather knocked some boats loose and took out a large section of the pier. This time around, Shields covers the ins and outs of shooting from the air and the unexpected nuances you are forced to navigate.
I have never had the pleasure of being in a helicopter or small propellor plane. There is a local outfit that offers helicopter flights over Niagara Falls, so I hope to learn some tips and tricks before actually getting up there. I am also fairly certain my fear of heights might play a role in the overall success of the hypothetical outing. Maybe I'll just stick with videos of others doing it for now.
One of the main reasons Shields gives on why he chose to work from a small plane makes a lot of sense. Have you ever shot from the air? Was it as easy as you expected? Have a look at Shields' adventure and check out the final image he was able to produce.