Hot air balloon photography is rewarding, both professionally and spiritually. Aerial photography done right can produce terrific results. Ballooning has various advantages for photographers when compared to more traditional methods of flight.
One of the best things about balloons is that they have no windows, thereby giving you an opportunity to take photos in 360 degrees. If you’re standing on the ground capturing hot air balloons, there is one more advantage to be found: There is no “backstage pass.” I mean everyone who is looking at balloons has the same vantage point. And it really don’t matter if you’re using a point and shoot, Holga or DSLR–there are awesome images to be had. In hot air balloon photography, it’s the special color richness and contrasts that make for eye-popping effects that are difficult to find elsewhere. Just imagine vivid, colorful air balloons against the blue sky background!
Here I have collected 40 wonderful hot air balloon photographs that I hope will help you get the most out of your aerial photography experience. Scroll down and enjoy!
Hot air balloons can be a fantastic subject to photograph because of the unique lighting when they fly and their wonderful colors. Don’t waste time: Search for the nearest hot air balloon festival right now, and go there to experiment with the subject. Check out also our previous showcase of inspiring rooftopping photography examples!