The following create a new prospective on life with these bird’s eye view photographs.
Unlike the skyscraper selfies taken from a group of prats on a hot tinned roof, you can still safely and securely take photographs from dizzying heights. Bird’s eye view photographs are underused angles in the photography industry, partially because you often need to sky dive out of a plane or rent a helicopter to capture them. However, if you manage to hitch a ride off Richard Branson, be sure to snap at the landscape you find below your feet. The results can be breathtaking. Scroll to the bottom for top tips.
Top Tips For Bird’s Eye View Photographs
Fancy trying it out yourself? Follow these simple guidelines and get up, up and away! Remember to send in your photos to [email protected] to have your amazing photos featured on the blog.
- Get something to lift you up high: be it in a hot air balloon, helicopter, jumping out of a plane or sitting in a crane. Please ask for professional assistance and take all safety precautions first.
- Tripod: A heavy tripod can help you set up an awkward angle without risking your safety and also take a sturdier, non-blurry photo.
- Shutter speed: Due to your subject plane being the ground and the great outdoors, set your shutter speed faster to reduce risk of blurring. If however you wish to have a bit of blurring for dramatic effect, set your camera to 1/60.
- Photo editing: You will have to edit your chosen bird’s eye view photograph to fully optimise it. Enhance your image through Photoshop to highlight colours, sharpen the contrast and more.