GMH Helicopter Services

FLY & SHOOT

Aerial Photography

workshop di Giorgio Sitta

Aerial photography is one of the most beautiful approaches to the image, not only because it offers the opportunity to take pictures of unusual subjects, with an original reading, but also for the manner in which the shooting sessions occur.

In this workshop, therefore, you will face "classics" issues, such as shooting specifications and post-production, but you will also learn to plan a session of aerial photography, reading three-dimensional maps, and coordination with the other photographers.

An expert pilot of the company GMH Helicopterservice (http://www.gm-helicopters.com/) will guide you in the proper management of your space and your movements on board.

The flight will take place in the Mont Blanc, full of photographic opportunities, from the wide, panoramic, up to telephoto shots of crevasses and walls.

During the flight, the students will also be filmed with GoPro, so that we can then discuss together their movements on board.

 

The course is reserved for groups of three.

 

Cost per person: 950 Euro VAT excluding (excluding overnight stays, meals, any rental equipment).

Conventions are available for overnight stays (http://www.petitmeublecourmayeur.com/) and meals, or we can find solutions for you.

 

In case of rain or bad weather, even sudden, the workshop will be moved to a new date.

 

 

 

Program

The course takes place in three separate sessions over two days.

 

First day - afternoon, lecture and briefing with the teacher and driver (about 17 hours)

  • Meeting at the hangar of GMH Helicopterservice (Entreves - p.le lifts Val Veny, C/O helipad Franco Garda, 11013, Courmayeur - AO)
  • Planning output
  • Equipment
  • Techniques Shooting
  • Description of the itinerary and the spots
  • Accommodation and behavior on board, evidence of helicopter ground

    Second day - morning, practical lesson in flight (about 6.30 - about an hour's flight)

  • Meeting at the hangar of GMH Helicopterservice

  • Briefing refresher

  • Accommodation and board and checks

  • Flight of about an hour in the Mont Blanc

  • Return to the base, debriefing and downloading images

 

Second day - morning, practical lesson in flight (about 6.30 - about an hour's flight)

 

  • Meeting at the hangar of GMH Helicopterservice

  • Briefing refresher

  • Accommodation and board and checks

  • Flight of about an hour in the Mont Blanc

  • Return to the base, debriefing and downloading images

 

Second day - afternoon lecture in the classroom (around 14.30)

  • Meeting at the hangar of GMH Helicopterservice

  • Check and selection of images

  • Workflow postproduction targeted with Lightroom, Photoshop and Google Nik Collection.

  • Viewing photos processed and final discussion

 

 

Required equipment: digital camera (preferably two camera bodies) optical wide-angle and short telephoto, memories and spare batteries, UV filter for each optical, lens hood, laptop (possibly already installed the demo version or commercial Photoshop plugins Nik Lightroom.

 

Required equipment: harness to use mountaineering. If the breed is not the possessed, it will be provided free by the organization for the flight.

 

Clothing: warm and suitable for the high mountains, including heavy socks, gloves and hat. sunglasses.

 

The costs of courses and workshops are indicative and are subject to change, depending on time of year and location.