Night shots

March 16th, 2010

Shooting aerial photos at night is a challenge.

You need at least SOME light for the camera or the image will not be good.    Twilight is a great time because city lights are usually on before total darkness.     There are also very practical considerations for the pilot, such as airspace restrictions and visual navigation.

The shot above was done with a small helicopter.   The location is very near Boston airport, in class B airpsace.   We had to stay beneath a certain altitude and maneuver carefully.

Boston at dusk

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