Aerial Stills

May 02, 2017

While I provide drone photography through my drone partner, I also provide a lower cost, safe, high quality alternative known as "Aerial Stills", where I hoist a high-res camera up a 25', heavy-duty tripod and control it remotely. Here's an example:

This shot was taken at about 20', with still another 5' to go if needed. The setup for this is simple as shown below, just a hefty-duty pod that can support gear up to 25 pounds. This allows me to raise a high-res camera to drone heights and control it remotely.

Elevating to these heights makes a big difference for more than just drone-like shots. Take for instance this example that was raised only 12':

 

And sometimes, both an aerial and ground shot work together well, like in this case:

 

Sometimes just a slight elevation can make a big difference as well:

 

In many cases, there's little need to go above 25', like in this shot of me having some aerial-still selfie fun:

Drones require special FAA licenses, and many insurance companies won't cover photographers who use drones due to the high incidence of crashes and damage to property. My Aerial Still alternative though is fully covered under my liability insurance, requires no FAA license, creates no noise, can be shot on windy days, and allows me to shoot at high resolution for high quality photos.

If you'd like to learn more about having me take some Aerial Stills for your property, give me a shout and let's talk about the no-drone-zone option.

 

~Nathan

 

 


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