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  • 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:…

  • THE FLIGHT OF THE DRONES

    There is no doubt that drones are a technology that is here to stay.  And now the uses of these Umanned Aerial Vehicles are extensive and growing far beyond the originally intention probably was for this device. These are just a few of the advantages we will experience by having drones in our skies.
    The flying…

  • SAVED BY A TAXI DRIVER

    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…

  • THE AERIALSHOTS SPY OF ANGOLA

    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…