Kevin Lajoie

Vale, Guernsey

LRPS. ARPS panel ready for submission. / Aerial photo specialist – via kites, poles, quadcopters (UAVs/drones!). / BNUC-S...

KAP (or kite aerial photography to give it its full name) was first introduced to me back in the summer of 2005 when a friend and work colleague pointed me in the direction of Flickr and a gentleman named Lenny.

I first met up with Lenny in Dec 05 who gave me a fine demo of what KAP is all about with 2 of his homemade kites.

Then there was a lengthy pause while I got sidetracked.

In the summer of 2008 I finally joined the very small worldwide KAPing community. Armed with Lenny’s FlowForm25 (my kite was on order and delayed) and my new camera ‘rig’ I took my first pictures on 11 August at Fort Le Marchant in Guernsey and the rest is history.

But not quite. The DJI Phantom brand entered my radar in early 2013 and a secondary aerial photography obsession was born. I completed the bureaucratic steps required to acquire commercial ‘drone pilot’ status in Sept 2014 and the volume of aerial photos I take has increased further!

Experience update @ Sept2016:
650+ KAP sessions
1000+ quadcopter flights

Countries/regions flown so far:
Channel Islands, south of England, France, California, Kuwait, Australia, Caribbean.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ningaloo
http://www.facebook.com/Aeriali
https://twitter.com/Aerial_i

  • Age: 42
  • Joined: January 2009
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