Drone photography and video

Twisleton Scar in the Yorkshire Dales shot on a DJI Mavic 2 Pro at sunrise

Drone photography is something I’ve shied away from until this year when I was first loaned a DJI Mavic air from DJI, and then bought my own drone – a DJI Mavic 2 Pro. So, in April this year, I completed the two-day PfCO course with Pro Drone Academy in Ely, which I’m happy to say I passed. And after applying for my Permissions for Commercial Operations from the Civil Aviation Authority, I received my PfCO at the end of May. I’m now a CAA approved drone pilot, so in addition to my standard photography services I can now provide aerial stills and video to clients.

Vanguard Supreme 37D and DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Since I’ve been flying a drone I’ve found it to be a fantastic addition to my stills camera, not least because it allows me to find completely new perspectives from which to photograph the landscape. But also, because I’ve found that it extends the amount of time that I’m able to shoot. The best times of day are, of course, the same as regular stills photography – around sunrise and sunset. But when photographing the landscape from above you get a much larger shooting window because the light looks completely different from a higher viewpoint. For more information about drone photography and video services click here.

Below is a small selection of aerial images I’ve recently taken with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic Air. 

Aerial photography

Boatyard jetty shot from above with a DJI Mavic Air

Looking down Kingsdale in the Yorkshire Dales at sunrise with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone

Sand and gravel processing plant from above shot with a DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Hodge Close Quarry shot from above with a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone

Solar farm from the air shot on a DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Overlooking Derwent Water from Cat Bells during a hazy sunrise and shot on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro

If you’re looking for aerial photography and video that’s much more than just a snapshot taken at altitude, and exudes photographic excellence and creativity, get in touch using the contact form below or by clicking on the contact menu option above. James is available for aerial photography, aerial video, inspections and more in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire the UK and abroad.

For more information about drone photography and video services click here.

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