I did something last week I had never done before; photographed from 700 feet in the air. The client wanted aerial shots of their corporate event at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. They contracted with a local Tampa helicopter service to provide the aerial platform. I met the owner / pilot, David Edwards, at Plant City Airport, and off we went.
David is a great guy and a great pilot. He assured me I would not fall out the open door as we flew to our objective. I was not so sure. In fact I was pretty nervous about it. I had only been in a helicopter one other time, and, coincidentally, the door was off that one as well. But I took him for his word and about the third orbit around the stadium I started to feel better about getting the shots.
It was a piece of cake:-) I got some great shots and the client was very happy. Go to Rick Lewis Photography.com for further information on photographic services. And, you can always reach me at rlpTampa@gmail.com.
There is no question I will be doing more aerial photography in the future. With a good pilot, like David Edwards, getting the shot the client needs is in the bag.