Kite photography can be a great option for taking aerial photographs. When I was in college, I worked on the newspaper, along with some great photographers. We couldn’t afford the equipment that the local daily used to shoot football games — heck, for some games we couldn’t get press credentials. We did, however, have a photographer with a kite: he provided us with some great shots of the games.
Scott Haefner has some impressive shots on his site he’s taken using a kite set up. Even better, though, he has a complete rundown on his equipment that will give you an idea of where to start if you are new to kite photography. Haefner has even posted plans for the equipment he’s built himself. If you’ve been considering kite photography, Haefner’s site is a good place to start.