Aerial Boat Photo

Bit of a challenging flight, but thanks to my flying with Boatpix I was able to do it. This was a larger boat than I’d photographed before, so I didn’t plan the positioning of the GoPro very well. The actual photos for the shoot were captured by the photographer’s equipment, and the GoPro was just for my own use. These clips give you a flavor of what we were doing.

Some of the issues we were dealing with were the changing weather conditions, including an impending storm system moving into the Puget Sound area; changing light conditions; flying door-off with temperatures below 5C; the client’s changing plans; the need for continuous communication and planning with the photographer and boat captain while flying the shoot; cold, fatigue, and fuel planning over the 1.7 hour flight; and a crowded waterway (small craft and regular ferry traffic).