On the subject of early aerial photography, we should also take a look and marvel at George Lawrence’s panoramic view of the devastation that followed the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906. No hot air balloon used here! Lawrence used a string of Conyne kites to lift his handmade 49-pound camera panoramic camera 1,000 feet .
Today, needless-to-say there’s a website devoted to teaching you how to take aerial digital photographs from a kite. If you are going to try this I suggest that you remember George Lawrence and his 49 lb camera and also Benjamin Franklin and his kite experiments,