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Offline otto

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Drones for landscape photography?
« on: January 08, 2017, 12:46:10 PM »
Are there any photographers who are using drones for landscape photography?
I am just curious about the results...

Offline Jenny Gavin-Wear

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Re: Drones for landscape photography?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 06:25:35 PM »
Hi Otto,

I'm interested in the idea, but my impression is the cameras that can be used with a drone won't be high enough in IQ ?

Your thoughts?


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Re: Drones for landscape photography?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2017, 11:45:58 AM »
Some of these drones can lift a 1dx so I can imagine some great work out there...

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Re: Drones for landscape photography?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2017, 04:03:31 PM »
I'm on a camera sales group on Facebook, and there are high quality drones for sale all the time, possibly new ones daily.  The only drone guy I knew personally in my area sold his and got out of the drone biz.  He was a former ESPN camera man and had made some demo videos that were astonishingly beautiful.  I tried to promote him as a subcontractor - completely without success.

Living as we do, about 50 miles from Washington DC, we hear about the severe legal limits placed on drones all the time, although they aren't so rigid around Frederick.  Still, part of me says it's not quite the success the drone sales people would have us believe.  Just saying'. 

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Re: Drones for landscape photography?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2017, 05:57:52 PM »
Still, part of me says it's not quite the success the drone sales people would have us believe.  Just saying'. 

Funny you say that because a coworker of mine just revealed to me that he does video work part time. He didn't know I was a photographer until recently. Turns out he has quite the drone setup. But like you say, he's had a hard time making much money from it. His work has actually been used in plenty of commercial work as he's been a for-hire contractor. But he's not made a lot of money on it for himself.
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