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…
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…
Oct 26 2017
With the growing popularity of drones across many sectors, it is no surprise that drones have wormed their way into team building activities.
People are becoming fascinated with drones. Drone hobbyists are on the rise, but not everyone necessarily wants to own a done. However, they still want to know how it works and what it…
Sep 29 2017
Well, if you are a golfer, then you want it.
What is a flyover?
A flyover is a video of each hole on a golf course. First, it provides you with a bird’s eye view of the hole and then, it gives you a travelling shot of the hole – as the golf ball flies – from…
Aug 24 2017
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…
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…