Aerial photography is a lot of fun and you have a tonne of options for doing it. These days, drones are certainly one of the most popular, but balloons work too. If that's all too much of an investment, Make shows you how to do it with a kite.
Essentially, you'll make your own kite that can handle the weight of a camera, then build a camera mount for it. When you're done, just launch it into the air and get some awesome aerial photos (as long as there's some wind). Head over to Make for the full guide.