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…
Oct 12 2017
In the last year, I have taken many trips throughout Africa on drone shoots. And I have had the chance to experience some amazing sites: the enormity of an avenue of baobabs, exploring a private island and seeing a coral atoll from the air.
Every time I travel, I am always happy to come home. Not…
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,…
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 27 2017
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
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:…