Kite Aerial Photography

I first launched a kite with a camera attached in the spring of '99. When I saw the photos of my house taken from 500 feet, I was instantly addicted to kite aerial photography (KAP).

I've found my greatest adrenaline rush from watching my camera swing at the end of a kite line. Part of the excitement comes from knowing so many things could go wrong.

In the last two years, I feel I've made about every mistake possible. I only wish someone along the way had warned me about some of them.

That's why I'm writing this series of articles about what I've learned. Hopefully these suggestions will save you from some of the problems I've experienced along the way.

--Ed Johnson
Prof. of Mass Communication
Wayne State College
Wayne, Neb.

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