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Christine & Matthew / ScoutWing

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Thursday May 22, 2014

Paradise, MT (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Shot with a camera suspended from a kite. Kite Aerial Photography / KAP

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About ScoutWing


We are Christine and Matthew, and we send cameras into the sky using kites. We started practicing the art of kite aerial photography after experimenting with attaching cameras to RC planes. The planes were fun, but the results were pretty unpredictable and the desire for more artistic control led to exploring kites as a vehicle for flying a camera.Kite aerial photography, or KAP, is one of the earliest forms of aerial photography and has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years with the advent of high quality digital cameras, advanced radio gear and computer photo editing software. The process is deceptively simple: fly a kite into stable air, attach a camera rig to the line, and let out more line to lift the camera high into the air. Behind the simplicity is a world of learning about kites and flying them well, the subtleties of wind and weather, photographic and computer skills, and building camera rigs of various degrees of complexity. Done well, KAP can produce results that are detailed, unique and stunning.Using kites connects us more intimately with the natural world, the subtle shifts in wind and weather and the way the sky interacts with the landscapes we photograph. In this age of quadcopters and automated drones, kites are a link with the earliest innovators of aerial photography. They are quiet and relatively safe, and are the ultimate in “green” aerial vehicles with flight times that are measured in hours, not minutes. As long as there are air currents to ride, we can keep flying and capturing images until the camera batteries give out or the memory cards are full. A typical flight can yield 500 to 1200 photos to choose from.The view from above provides a fresh perspective on the world that keeps us coming back for more.

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