Chris Benton is a busy guy. He’s a professor of architecture at University of California at Berkeley and he’s also a kite photographer. No, he doesn’t photograph kites, he photographs from kites – that is, he rigs kites to carry his DSLR camera and captures amazing imagery from as high as 200 feet above the earth. How? Take a look at this video from Make magazine.
Benton, a self-confessed tinkerer, uses some incredible ingenuity and surprising materials (silly putty, ping pong balls, rubber bands, and re-harvested computer parts) to create camera magic that most of us dream of. Want to learn more about some really high-flying photography– we’re talking thousands of feet up there? Check out our blog post for more info.