DIY: An Intro to Aerial Photography

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At some point, we all need to try something new to get the creative juices flowing.  It could be as simple as a new lens or a change in subject matter, or as complex as learning a whole new aspect of photography.

Eric Austin, who has taken many amazing shots with his custom RC helicopter and Canon 7D, took some time out to put up an intro to aerial photography with a few pointers for those just starting out.

The first step, of course, is in choosing a helicopter.  It all depends on your camera and your experience with remote controlled choppers.  If you're newer, he says, you might want to stick with a quadcopter, which provides a lot more stability thanks to four different rotors.

Getting into aerial photography is a lot of work, but Austin says it pays off big, especially since it's easier to get a good picture once your camera's up in the air.  "A great photo from the ground is always just that, a great photo," says Austin, " but even a not so good photo from 100 feet up looks awesome!"