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Charles C. Benton Combines Two Hobbies to Capture Spectacular Views

By: Meghan Young - Published: May 3, 2013 • References: arch.ced.berkeley.edu and psfk
Aerial photography enjoyed a big boom just a few months ago and Charles C. Benton hopes to keep the style flourishing for a little bit longer. He will succeed if he continues to provide his singular bird's eye perspective. In place of traditional cameras and helicopter rides, Charles C. Benton refreshes the field by capturing landscapes with the use of a kite. Dubbing it 'Kite Aerial Photography,' he manages to unique angles for viewers to enjoy.

Based in Berkeley, California, Charles C. Benton has been a photographer since his college days and been flying radio-controlled sailplanes for nearly eight years. Combining these two interests (substituting planes for kites), Charles C. Benton realized he could gain a whole new viewpoint on the world.