The Amazing Photography Of Aerial Archeologist Klaus Leidorf

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German photographer Klaus Leidorf (Flickr) has a unique point of view on the world. It may be connected to the fact that he looks at it from above, riding a Cessna 172.

What started as a primarily archeological photography business, i.e. conducts archaeological surveys, turned into a passion when Leidorf joined Corbis as a contributing photographers and started selling photograph to academic publishers, newspapers, and a major insurance companies.

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Interestingly, it was only through the technological advancement of stabilized gear that Leidof was able to these photographs. Te combination of the plain vibration along with the long focal length Leidorf used needed a bit of help to stay sharp. Leidof now uses the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1Ds Mark III along with an array of stabilized lenses: 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L, 300mm f/4L & 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L  to get the stability he needs for those shoots.

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[Klaus Leidorf Aerial Archeology]

  • imagineer

    Absolutely Beautiful……… makes one who is trying to become a “ground based” fine art photographer jump into an airplane and find similar images that will “wow” viewers.

    • http://www.kozakphoto.com vvgz

      I don’t think is airplane it’s rather one of those drones with camera attached to it.

      • André Malenfant

        First paragraph: “German photographer Klaus Leidorf (Flickr) has a unique point of view on the world. It may be connected to the fact that he looks at it from above, riding a Cessna 172.”