But, there’s a new kid on the block that is one of the more exciting developments in recent years; drones – high flying cameras – that enable you to capture new, dynamic viewpoints. The legal restriction that does not allow them to fly above 400 meters is in many ways their USP, because they operate at heights where more conventional aerial photographic carriers – helicopters and planes – can’t.
The output can be truly amazing – spectacular images that are a mesmerizing mix of color and texture are seldom seen in traditional photography. It is easy to see how, in the saturated world of digital imagery, this new angle can bring an artistic edge to photography, capturing unique and breathtaking perspectives.
As the photographs here attest, the quality is impressive, both for stills and video. The professional-standard camera is fixed to a “gimbal” which counteracts the drone’s movement and provides the stability of a ground-level tripod. And the real time video feed to the controller’s mobile device allows the photographer to see exactly what the drone sees, so setting up shots is not difficult.