Tea & Water Pictures

Jens Görlich

High altitude shooting

9 Mar 2017

Jens describes the challenges of high altitude shooting in his latest aerial project to snatch some beautiful images over the German Alps.

The helicopter flight kicked off in Ottobrunn, a small community in Bavaria, and travelled towards the German border with Austria.

Jens says they had to fly at the highest legally possible altitude to make sure the background photos would feel right later on, when commercial jets are added to the images, for Lufthansa.

“Of course a jet airliner naturally flies fairly high but we were in a helicopter,” he adds. “And when the door is open, you can’t stay too long at this altitude because the air is so thin.

“So sometimes the pilot made me stop shooting, just when I felt I had the best light, so we could fly lower and catch some oxygen again.”