Capture one-of-a-kind photos with these aerial photography tips from Cocoa Beach Helicopter Tours. 
Thu, Oct 27, 2022 at 9:25AM

Capture one-of-a-kind photos with these aerial photography tips from Cocoa Beach Helicopter Tours. 

Experience the marvelous views of Florida’s Space Coast from a different perspective with a helicopter tour from Cocoa Beach Helicopter Tours, which offers guests incredible views of Cocoa Beach, Port Canaveral, the Space Coast, and more. Get that one-of-a-kind birds-eye view when you commemorate your experience with aerial footage from your tour.

Aerial photography dates back to the 1800s, used for agriculture and cartography purposes, before becoming mainstream in the 1940s during World War II to scout behind enemy lines. In today's day and age, hundreds of industries use aerial photography, including real estate, architecture, engineering, and science. With great views from the skies, aerial photography has become more vastly popular and widely used by those in the creative industry.

It does not make a difference if you are a professional photographer or capturing some incredible memories; Here are a few tips when taking aerial photos and videos while on your next helicopter tour:

  • Secure your equipment. 

While phones and cameras are allowed onboard the Robinson R-44 helicopter at Cocoa Beach Helicopter Tours, guests should remember to secure items properly during the flight for safety reasons. With an increased chance of turbulence, you want to ensure that your phone or camera does not accidentally drop while in flight. To do so, use a strap to secure your phone or camera to your person. Not only does this deter you from breaking or losing your equipment, but it adds more stability when taking your footage.

  • Know what sights are on your flight route. 

When booking your tour, you should know what you may see while on tour to help you determine what kind of images you want. If you are unsure of what you may see or what you want to capture footage of while on tour, ask your pilot for some insight. They will be able to tell you what you can see and even may direct you towards the best sights or areas to capture breathtaking aerial images.

  • Wear dark clothing. 

If you are booking your helicopter tour with the intent of capturing some great aerial footage, then be sure to wear dark clothing, as lighter, more vibrant colors can create a glare on windows, ruining an image. Even if you decide on the 'doors-off' experience, there is still glass surrounding you, and you could have to edit out reflections from your photos when you get home.


With FAA Certified pilots at the helm of your tour with Cocoa Beach Helicopter Tours, you can soar over Cocoa Beach, Port Canaveral, the Banana River, the Thousand Islands, and even Kennedy Space Center to bring extraordinary images home to share with family and friends. Book your next Helicopter Tour with Cocoa Beach Helicopter Tours today!


Source: 5 Tips For The Best Photos During Your Helicopter Tour (; 8 Aerial Photography Tips for Airplanes and Helicopters (; 8 Aerial Photography Tips for Airplanes and Helicopters (

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