About two months ago I started discussing the possibility of chartering a helicopter with a landscape artist and getting some shots of Rottnest Island. We decided that we wanted to get shots of Parker Point and Geordie Bay and then photograph Thompsons Bay on the way back to Jandakot Airport. I’ve done some aerial stuff offshore with Christian and Mike Fletcher but this was just awesome as I was the main shooter and hanging out the door. If you’ve not hung out the door of a chopper whilst taking photos you should! Its heaps easier than climbing over lots of rocks and steep hills.
If you are going to shoot from the helicopter make sure that you tell the helicopter pilot exactly what you are after and don’t be afraid to direct them once you are in the air. You’re paying a lot of money for the helicopter and they understand that. If you want to hover at 200ft ask them to do it. If you want them to do a fast circle over something get them to do it. You’re the boss.
Have any of you guys thought of getting into a helicopter? As always feedback and comments are always appreciated.
Hope you all have a great weekend,