Quadcopter Photo examples and tips

One of the biggest thrills for flying a Quadcopter is photography.  You can get fabulous shots of scenery, and angles on your subject that are impossible from any perspective on the ground.

One of the most beautiful series of images i have seen is from Amos Chapple, published in Business Insider.

Here is Eric Sterman’s viral video of surfing the Pipeline in Hawaii, a stunning video that can only be captured with a drone!

These are videos that took practice, timing, and a lot of patience to create.  some video’s cannot be viewed in real-time, and must be edited post-creation, prior to finish or publication.  Many of these Drone photographers have interviews where they talk about their perspective, the quadcopters they use (many use DJI Phantoms, like Chapple, but some others are really good).  Most Drone artists are always looking for better drones, unique lighting  (sunrise/sunset) and really good subject matter.

I hope you will adventure into drone photography and have great success creating classy and spectacular images that are inspirational and well received.

Here is a post from B&H, demonstrating how some awesome video shots are developed and created:


Before I close this post, please consider that Quadcopter and Drone photography can be a violation of others privacy and may be illegal in some cases.  Note this article titled “Attack on the Drones!” from Videomaker.com.

Remember to fly safe, edit your photos and videos for privacy, possible legal issues, and always ask “is this awesome?  or just a vanity shoot?”

Happy Flying!





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Whether you are a novice or a professional, I hope you will get value and good advice from this site.  My team is always ready to improve your experience with valuable commentary, suggestions, vendors, and resources on Owning, maintaining, and flying Quadcopters, UAV’s , and Drones.

We have pages on min-Quads – an excellent place for new users to start – mid-range, and professional Quadcopters!

Since flying Quads can get pricey, newbies would do well to start with the mini’s, for their low cost of entry.  While some consider these toys, the same flight controls and dynamics apply – letting you learn in a safe environment on a smaller scale.

Once you get really good at flying, you can graduate to the mid-range Quads.  These are larger, with longer flight duration, and either come with cameras, or can be adapted to GoPro and similar capture devices.  Quads have many uses, and are very stable; I have seen a user “rescue” his radio control boat with a quad that had a hook on it. (Sure beats paddling out to a stranded R/C boat).

Professionals use the larger and more expensive Quadcopters.  These have more elaborate mounts for cameras, longer flight times, and many upgrades and options for batteries, rotors, and spare parts.  In addition, commercial users should file an FAA form 333, to conform to the law, and fly responsibly.

Drones have been in the public eye for years, and now are becoming mainstream for business, recreation, and uses that we have not even imagined yet!

Please take the time to browse around, leave constructive comments and feel free to contact us with any concern!

Safe and Fun Flying,

Alan Chenkin



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