Kite aerial photography

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noun - Kite aerial photography (KAP) is a type of photography where a camera is lifted using a kite and is triggered either remotely or automatically to take aerial photographs. The camera rigs can range from the extremely simple, consisting of a trigger mechanism with a disposable camera, to complex apparatus using radio control and digital cameras. Helikites allow reliable KAP in difficult conditions, thus opening up the use of KAP for professional photography.

The first kite aerial photographs were taken by British meteorologist Douglas Archibald in 1887 and Arthur Batut in Labruguière (France) in 1888.

With the advent of the internet, light and affordable digital cameras, radio control and microelectronics, kite aerial photography has become increasingly popular.

The Liberty Island Swim was creatively photographed using kite aerial photography.'

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