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  • Filming a Maserati Breakfast Run

    A Maserati is a fast, luxury car and, on a recent film shoot, the Aerialshots team got as close to one as we are ever going to get.
    We were shooting the Maserati Breakfast Run which comprised of meeting at the Maserati showroom in Johannesburg, taking the Maseratis out for a spin in the direction of […]

  • WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A DRONE PRO

    With drones fast becoming the latest luxury toy, many people believe that they can simply pick up the controls and fly it.  It is easy to fly a drone, but not that easy.
    There is some skill needed to fly a drone. All those videos you see of dangerous drone crashes, are thanks to people who […]

  • THE FUTURE OF THE DRONE INDUSTRY

    A drone is just a tool.  What we do with that tool is what gives it it’s value.
    For the military, a drone is a weapon. For the hobbyists, a drone is a toy.  For the cinematographers, a drone is a new angle.

    But these are just the well-known uses of drones.  Their potential is one that […]

  • SA’S FIRST DRONE CONFERENCE

    South Africa’s first drone conference came to Johannesburg this June.  It wasn’t for the hobbyist and enthusiast, but for people in the business of drones.  As that is us, the AerialShots team attended.
    The predominant theme that came out of the 3 days of talks was that drones are here to stay – in a big […]

  • Jozi By Air

    When you are up in the air, the city sprawls endlessly below you.  Some parts are beautifully lush and green, others are a cluster of skyrises reflecting the sun off their walls of windows.
    Still others are industrial, brown or unattractive.  You can see a range of housing lifestyles – the large mansions with their gardens, […]

  • ADVANTAGES OF AN AERIAL VIEW IN PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT

    Utilising drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to take aerial photographs of a site can have a number of advantages in all phases of property development.  A view from above can assist in planning, capturing the progress and be used to create marketing material.  Here is an infographic to show you how:

    An aerial photo captures the lay […]

  • ARE DRONE CAMERAS AS GOOD AS CINEMA CAMERAS?

    Cinema cameras are large machines while drone cameras are small and light in order to fly.  It begs the question then, can drone cameras be as good as cinema cameras?  Without going into the technical aspect, let’s look at what we do know.
    Facts about drones:

    Drones are far less expensive to use than cinema cameras
    […]

  • LIFE, UP IN THE AIR

    Life as an aerial photographer and videographer, has changed rapidly over the last few years.   Ryan Thomas, the Chief Drone Pilot and one of the founders of AerialShots tells us his story of life up in the air.
    Chapter One: The Elitist High-Flyer
    In the old days, if someone wanted an aerial shot, I had two choices: […]

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