KAP stands for Kite Aerial Photography, something I've been investigating recently. There is a site that explains in great detail the principles involved. http://www.kaper.us/ Three things are needed. Wind, a kite, and a rig to hold and operate a camera. Today, I made my second try at KAP. My first attempt failed due to low wind but I was able to attach a camera to a kite line and make a picture or two.... from about eye level. Today's failure convinced me that my kite is not sufficient for the task of lifting my 1 pound Canon G3. The wind was fairly strong out of the north north east. I have also made a crude Picavet rig to hold the camera. Google it. I don't have a picture of mine, it's easier to understand if you see a picture. The G3 has an intervalometer which was set to take a picture at one minute intervals. Once again I was able to get my camera off the ground but only to about shoulder height. Here is a poor KAP example.
After I packed away my kite, I reset the intervalometer and slung the camera on my back and rode my bike home. Here are two of the "back cam" shots that I consider successes. They are roughly the same angle and height as the KAP shot, and both KAP ( at the level I'm at) and "back cam" are chancey in that you only have so much control over the composition. I like these because they have some interesting subject matter/composition and are what I would expect from "back cam". I will have to get a bigger kite, improve my Picavet, and perhaps enlist a helper to get my KAP working right.