Kite aerial photography

KAP rig in flight, Hoge Berg, Texel

Around 1889 in Labruguière, France, photographer Arthur Batut made his indelible mark in history by taking the first on-record photo from a camera suspended by a kite. Batut proceeded to write a book about his innovative photography method and paved the way for us in photographing bird’s eye views with the help of a little wind.

Today, the discipline of shooting from kites rigged with cameras, aka Kite aerial photography (KAP), is well represented in our community. Employing kite-connecting techniques to level and stabilize cameras, KAP photographers give us extraordinary snapshots of our world from a top-down vantage point.

Enjoy, and share, more photos in our recent KAP gallery and the KAP group.

Noirmoutier 14
Amman from Above
Berck 2014
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Boundary Condition
Cervia 2014
Colorful Harvest