Dec 14 2017
Yet again, we find ourselves at the end of another year. It has flown by, but it has still been a good year and we owe our thanks for that to our family, friends, colleagues and clients.
To sum up the year, we sat down with Ryan Thomas, the Aerialshots Founder and Chief-Drone-Pilot, to give us…
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 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 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,…
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…