New York City Aerial Photography with Vincent Laforet (VIDEO)

July 2, 2010
Helicopter view

We've been working on a story for the August issue of PDN comparing shooting from a remote-controlled helicopter to shooting from a real helicopter. As research for the piece, we got to tag along with aerial photographer Vincent Laforet on a late afternoon helicopter flight over New York City. Laforet was capturing Randall's Island in the East River from above as part of a privately-sponsored project.

While you'll have to wait till August to read the story, here's a short video clip of our picture-perfect landing over the Hudson River. Incidentally, the smoke you see in the distance is from an industrial fire in Queens. Otherwise, it was a crystal clear day.

(The video was shot with the Sony NEX-5 which will be reviewed in the August issue as well.)

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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