A man prepares his kite to fly during an international kite festival in Alcochete, near Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, June 28, 2015. Teams from Spain, US, Britain, Italy, France and Portugal performed with their kites during two days on the 13th edition of the event. (Photo by Francisco Seco/AP Photo)
Kite Aerial photography (KAP) is a hobby and a type of photography. A camera is lifted using a kite and is triggered either remotely or automatically to take aerial photographs. The camera rigs can range from the extremely simple, consisting of a trigger mechanism with a disposable camera, to complex apparatus using radio control and digital cameras. On some occasions it can be a good alternative to other forms of aerial photography.