Aerial photography is incredibly popular, but also very expensive if you’re paying for flights with a fixed wing, helicopter or even a balloon. A great option is a drone, even though there are lots of rules and regulations surrounding their use. Some countries ban them. Some have regulations that make them just plain difficult to use. But in Australia and New Zealand, there are many places where a drone is a wonderful device for exploring the landscape from above. Buying a drone should be a lot cheaper than hiring a plane and although the results can be significantly different, the romance of aerial photography is easily accessible to any photographer willing to give it a go.
Better Photography approached photographer and instructor Timothy Moon for his thoughts on drone photography – and how using one fits in with his overall approach to photography.
Talking generally about photography, Tim explains that, “Every image is an adventure. I like a quote attributed to Pablo Picasso: ‘I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.’ There is an ‘extraction’ that happens in the photographic process, as a scene is selectively isolated. What I see is never what the camera sees, so there is a need to be flexible in the capture process. I am a willing participant and I like to explore.”
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