Category: <span>AP (Aerial Photography)</span>

Contest Entry and HG Publicity

If you follow me here on my blog, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or stalk me from the bushes (must be cold this time of year) you already know I do a bit of aerial photography and videography using a small quadcopter. Well the company that makes the quad and gimbal I use, DJI, is running…



The FAA’s Proposed UAS “Drone” Laws are Available for Public Comment

Link to the complete set of proposed laws, and where you can comment: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2015-0150-0017 Summary of proposed laws: Operational Limitations • Unmanned aircraft must weigh less than 55 lbs. (25 kg). • Visual line-of-sight (VLOS) only; the unmanned aircraft must remain within VLOS of the operator or visual observer. • At all times the small…



Color, or Black & White?

As an avid photographer, this is a choice I often struggle with… Obviously there is no definitive answer, it’s pure preference.  The world we live in is full of color, and often we want images that capture and represent that well… but every once in a while, there is a photo that just seems to…



Comments to FAA re: UAS Prohibition

This is a follow up to my post earlier today, detailing the FAA’s proposed prohibition on flying RC aircraft via “first person view” (FPV) as well as operating commercially.  If you missed that post you can get caught up HERE. For those willing to comment on the FAA’s memo of interpretation, I wanted to share what I…



FAA aims to outlaw RC “drones”

I’ve been doing some research into the laws pertaining to flying my quadcopter with a camera attached.  I’m contemplating pursuing it commercially, since it’s a rare occasion where I have a skill-set that could potentially be used to make income for my family (most of my skill-sets are next to worthless in terms of supporting a…



Lake Minnewaska AP

Huge thanks to my parents, “Mimi and Poppy”, for watching Scarlett this afternoon!  I finally got the lawn mowed, and had just enough time to run up to Lake Minnewaska State Park to catch the ‘golden hour’ of spectacular lighting.  Well, technically I was a little early for golden hour, but that late in the…



Aerial Photography

I’ve been doing a lot of ‘AP’ lately (which is what cool people call Aerial Photography).  I’m really enjoying the aerial perspective and having a new and exciting method of image capture. Here is my 1-minute demo reel showing my favorite shots so far:   The industry surrounding using these remote control drones- for lack of…