Author: Matt Lauder

How to Find the Best Helicopter Company for Aerial Photography

One of the most fun and best things I did for my photography business was to take to the air and shoot aerial images of the amazing beaches we have here in Australia. If I go anywhere now I will do my best to squeeze in an aerial shoot as they are so much fun and a great diversity to my collection. Doing an aerial photo shoot isn’t exactly cheap and the last thing you want is to waste your money on a shoot that doesn’t give you the return you want. There many ways to not have a...

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How too Plan your first Helicopter Photo Shoot

So you have found your helicopter company and now it is time to plan your shoot and get ready for the big day. With the financial out lay, you want to get the most out of your shoot. In this article, I am going to discuss what you’re going to need to prepare prior and what you can expect when you arrive at the helicopter companies location. Have you heard of the 7 P’s. Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance. With that in mind let’s get started. If you missed part one of our article “How to Find the...

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How to Do Aerial Photography – Settings, Gear and Techniques

So I talked about “How to Find the Best Helicopter Company for Aerial Photography” and let’s hope that you have. I then talked about “Planning your First Helicopter Photo Shoot” so now the big day is finally here. The weather and conditions are optimal to get what you want, both you and the company have a good idea of what you want to get out of the shoot (as much as you can get through over the phone conversations and emails), your gear is ready to go, batteries charged, SD / CF cards are formatted ready for that Aerial...

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Your Post Helicopter Shoot Reflection and Review

So you have just completed your first helicopter shoot, you have handed over your credit card and paid for the time you spent in the air and now it is time to see what you have on that camera card of yours and to see what worked for you and what didn’t while you’re in the air. The time you spend reflecting on your shoot is what will make your next one even better. Look at all the information I have been able to share with you as a result of going up over 10 times and it’s all...

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Getting Paid and Paying Your Bills – Don’t Get Caught Out

As a business no matter whether you’re just starting out or if you have been doing it for a long time nothing will sink you sooner than getting it wrong when it comes to making sure you get paid and not paying your bills or doing the wrong thing by suppliers who create the products that you have sold to your customers. It seems like a no brainer of a topic when your just sitting here reading it but when your running your business as best you can or you’re put on the spot by a person or company...

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