We often talk to people prior to their first trip up in the sky to help them decide on the specifics of their flight path, length, and date. When it comes to photographing your #IKONIC special moment, Fall is the best time of year to capture a shot that you will treasure for decades to come. There is a bit of magic in the air during the season of shifting scenery, from the extraordinary range of colours dropping off the trees, to the sparkle of shimmering lighting bouncing off every surface in sight. For all these reasons and more, Autumn is the ideal time of year to catch a ride over the glorious Okanagan Valley and eternalize the moment with the perfect keepsake – a photograph!
Capturing a Still of Your Helicopter Tour in the Scenic Okanagan Valley
Whether you’re a professional or hobbyist behind the camera, you’ve likely heard of the “golden hour” before – that’s the hour leading up to sunset and following sunrise. For anyone trying to take their own perfect picture, taking advantage of that hour can be the difference between a photo you want to frame and one that you delete after the first viewing. The hour’s name comes from the golden hue of light that is cast over the landscape, meaning any photo you take outdoors during this hour will have a noticeable tinge of brilliant colour to it. What’s more, Autumn has a longer period for the golden hour because of the lower trajectory of the Sun. The lighting of your shot is arguably the most crucial aspect of composition, so make sure you’re ready with a charged-up camera battery when you notice the Sun beginning to fade! Even on days that are a bit cloudy, you will find that the light breaks through naturally diffused to help make your subject stand out from the backdrop.
Getting Ready for a Fall Flight in the #IKONIC Red Chopper
Bundle up with your cozy clothes and enjoy the light breeze, that crisp cool rush of air across your face, there’s nothing like it. In only a few months’ time you will be dreaming of this moment as the freezing cold air whips by and the scenery is devoid of colour altogether. Sure, there’s Winter sports to keep you entertained, but by that point you’ll be spending an hour each day piling on five layers of clothes just to make it out the door without collapsing from hypothermia. Make the most of these shorter days from a viewpoint like no other – hop in the helicopter with Ikon Adventures.