Dec 01 2017
We love drones. We love the tech behind them. We love flying them. And we love the beautiful shots we get from them. For us, a drone is not just one of the tools we use in our day job. It is an exciting part of our lifestyle.
It is for this reason that drones are…
Nov 23 2017
Taking a photo of a roof isnt the prettiest picture around. But it is extremely practical.
Having aerial, high-resolution photos of a roof, taken directly from above, has many advantages to those needing to inspect that roof.
It is safer
Traditionally, a roof is inspected by a person. Depending on the height, gradient and structure of the…
Nov 13 2017
It is always fun to watch a good explosion on TV. It is even better to watch it in real life (that is, a planned explosion with strict safety rules to ensure you live through it). As drone pilots, we get to capture interesting aspects of other people’s lives. And recently, this meant witnessing a…
Aug 11 2017
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…
Jul 27 2017
Playing the I-didn’t-know card won’t save the drone hobbyist from charges, should you be caught breaking the drone laws.
Drones are awesome gadgets and over the last holiday season, drone sales skyrocketed in South Africa. This shows that there is an increase of drone hobbyists and those buying drones to have as toys.
But drone sellers are…
Jun 13 2017
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…
Jun 08 2017
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,…
Apr 10 2017
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…
Mar 16 2017
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:…
Mar 09 2017
Technology has made flying a drone easier, but it is still not exactly simple. You just need to search YouTube for the ‘Worst Drone Crashes’ to know that being a drone pilot requires skill. Likewise, not everyone who owns a good camera is a good photographer. It is important to have both these skill sets…