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Aerial photographer captures London from a helicopter

Jason Hawkes takes photos from a helicopter. [Photo/IC]

Jason Hawkes, 49, is one of the world's most famous aerial photographers. He is particularly well-known for his images of London, which he shoots at least for half a year while flying in a piloted helicopter.

Shot while hanging out of the door of an AS355 helicopter, Jason Hawkes's iconic images are normally taken from heights of 750 feet up to around 2,600 feet over London, although occasionally he has to get extra exemptions to get lower or higher.

Night aerial view of Piccadilly Circus, London [Photo/IC]

Jason said that the most difficult aspect of shooting aerial views in the UK is getting exactly the right kind of lighting. He spent many days sitting at aerodromes and heliports waiting for exactly the right conditions and often had to cancel the shoot and put it back to another day if the weather was not right.

Aerial view looking along the River Thames, with the Shard on one side and the skyscrapers of the City of London. [Photo/IC]
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