Tommy Clarke reveals the tricks and kit needed to shoot great aerial beach photography

We recently spoke to aerial photographer Tommy Clarke about his passion for shooting on high. Clarke's work has seen him travel the world - from San Francisco and Mexico to the Canary Islands and Utah - in pursuit of the perfect picture. Here he explains all about the kit he uses and what he loves most about aerial photography... 

My work is about capturing the essence of summer. The way I’ve chosen to do this is from a height, unobtrusively by using helicopters and long lenses. Putting these two together means I can discreetly fly over wonderfully busy and colourful beaches, such as Amadores in Gran Canaria, and photograph the wonderful sights of the beach below me.

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Adam Waring

Adam has been the editor of N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine for almost 12 years, and as such is one of Digital Camera World's leading experts when it comes to all things Nikon-related. 

Whether it’s reviews and hands-on tests of the latest Nikon cameras and lenses, sharing his skills using filters, tripods, lighting, L brackets and other photography equipment, or trading tips and techniques on shooting landscapes, wildlife and almost any genre of photography, Adam is always on hand to provide his insights. 

Prior to his tenure on N-Photo, Adam was also a veteran of publications such as PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, so his wealth of photographic knowledge isn’t solely limited to the Big N.