I have just had the pleasure of being interviewed by BBC Radio Leicester presenter Jim Davies on the subject of the increased use of drones in aerial photography.
Jim contacted me as I have been doing aerial photography for many years (mainly from helicopters), but more recently using UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), AKA drones. As “drones” have got cheaper, there are more and more unlicenced people operating these things illegally and unsafely on their own. I always use them as part of a two-person team as not only is the safest method, you get far better results. I only use fully-qualified, licenced and insured UAV pilots to fly the “drones” and to keep them safely in the air without hitting anyone or anything, while I operate the camera and gimbal as well as direct the pilot to place the “drone” exactly where I need it. I can keep my eyes on the screen to get the best aerial photos and videos, while the pilots eyes are kept firmly in the air.
Jim came down to the beautiful Catthorpe Manor Hotel near Lutterworth where UAV pilot John Shelton (of mi360 Virtual Tours) and I demonstrated how we use a “drone” to shoot both still photos and video. Please CLICK HERE to hear the interview.
Here’s a video that Jim put together (using some of our footage) of John and I at work:
Here’s a video that I made during the interview, which demonstrates the capabilities of using drones for aerial photography and videos:
Here are a few of the still aerial photos I took of Catthorpe Manor using the “drone”:
My thanks to Jim, John and also to Helen Morgan-Parra (from Catthorpe Manor) for making this interview happen.
If you want to know more about drone aerial photography or video, please call me now on 07973 638591 or on 01455 271849 or CONTACT ME for an estimate or to discuss how I can help you.