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 29 2017
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…
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…
Feb 20 2017
A successful real estate agent is someone who markets their properties in such a way as to attract the right buyers who are prepared to pay the right price in the fastest time frame possible. But there are many agents and agencies out there, all vying for the prime properties. To make sure that it’s…
Feb 13 2017
Liberia isn’t the easiest (or quickest) place to get to, but it is where our nameless drone-hero lives.
It took us 36 hours to fly from Johannesburg, to Kenya, to Nigeria before we finally landed in Liberia and then we still had a significant drive to our shoot location.
But there was no good news awaiting us…
Feb 06 2017
Ryan has travelled internationally with the drone many times, but Angola was the first place that customs officials pulled him over. They were fascinated and baffled by this equipment. Was he a spy, they wanted to know?
After explaining that drone was like a camera that could fly, they were even more convinced that he was…