How a Photographer Works From a Plane

Shooting from a plane is a privilege few of us are lucky enough to experience, and it can yield some incredible images that simply would not be possible otherwise. This neat video goes behind the scenes to show you how a photographer shoots landscape images from a plane and also shows some of the stunning photos he is able to capture. 

Coming to you from Andrew Marr, this great video shows his process of shooting from a plane as well as some of the images he is able to capture. No doubt, the emergence of the consumer drone has brought aerial photography to the masses and has been a huge boon for a lot of photographers and filmmakers who would not be able to shoot from such a perspective otherwise. That being said, there are still some advantages to going up in a plane. First, all but the most expensive drones are normally equipped with much smaller sensors and more limited lenses, which means you can often get a huge image quality advantage by using a plane and a traditional camera. On top of that, a qualified pilot can often take you places you might not have access to with a drone — around a busy city, for example. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Marr. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Aerial photography is a blast! It's even more fun when you're the pilot AND photographer.