aerial photography

The Drone Filming Shot List – Aerial Photography Article

The Drone Filming Shot List Aide Memoir or The Drone Filming Shot List. If you’re going to provide a professional service. Then not only do you need to look professional, have the correct equipment, know the techniques. You also need to know what you are going to shoot film wise. Having agreed with the client, researched the subject matter. Now you can list in order how the film material will be provided. Heights, angles, sunlight, subject matter, location, permissions all…

Read More

Site Brief – RA – RAMS – Aerial Photography Article

Site Brief – RA – RAMS The Site Brief – RA – RAMS, does your drone operator carry one out before a drone deployment? It should be carried out prior to any flight and forms part of the operating practice as laid down in the Operation Manual. If you’re providing a service to a large project or a film set they may well ask for a RA (risk Assessment) and this will form part of your site brief as well.…

Read More

Meet the Team at Skylark – Aerial Photography Article

Meet the Team at Skylark Meet the Team at Skylark. Jamie, John and Simon. As the business grows with Skylark so the need to use expert resources to provide more capability when required. Simon, owner, drone operator and editing. Skylark Aerial Photography – Lake District Drone Service is owned and operated by Simon Handley. A skilled operator with 12 years experience flying drones and over 400 hours logged flying drones. About   Jamie, ground based filming, stills and editing A…

Read More

Time-Lapse Trends: aerial perspectives | Time-Lapse Systems – Time.Lapse Photography Article

“Time-Lapse Trends” is a video blog series which draws attention to some of the many exciting trends in time-lapse production. We feature a new trend in each instalment, to demonstrate the scope of the medium and the various ways in which it is applied, ranging from the popular to the more obscure. In this latest instalment of “Time-Lapse Trends”, we showcase various examples – including some of our own  work – using aerial time-lapse and photography. As a leading professional…

Read More

September 2019 Busiest of Months – Aerial Photography Article

September 2019 Busiest of Months. It’s been very much nonstop operations. Drone deployments have been the highest logged yet for Skylark Aerial Photography. It’s notable that operations are now extending well beyond Cumbria. This year a commission for filming of Flymo’s robot mower in a garden near Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Currently filming for the Coal Authority in Northumbria over the next 6 weeks. A request to film a large factory complex near Liverpool. This has meant that along with other…

Read More

Above The Clouds Over Windermere – Aerial Photography Article

Above The Clouds Over Windermere. A recent shoot for Windermere Lake Cruises (WLC) for their Yellow Route, enabled us to capture some some stunning video and aerial stills. The footage shown here moving north up Windermere as the early morning cloud burnt away. At Lakeside on the Southern end of Windermere, WLC operate the Yellow Route to Bowness Piers using the traditional boats, Swan, Tern and the Teal. The September weather was on form, blue skies all day and still…

Read More

Aerial Work July 2019 – Skylark Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

Aerial work July 2019 for Skylark Aerial Photography has been very varied and busy. Aerial survey, roof inspection, TV filming, property shoots, commercial property shoots, boat cruises, holiday cottage shoots to property developments. Variety is what it is all about for Skylark Aerial Work July 2019. We are also pleased to see that the aerial survey work is now making up at least 50% of the workload, with another contract signed for more national water pipeline survey. Some of which…

Read More

BAE Systems Generation Tempest – Skylark Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

A few weeks ago we were invited to film over a 2 day period at BAE Systems Academy for Skills & Knowledge (ASK), for a feature about BAE Systems Generation Tempest. Drone filming took place both on the apron, in the hanger and workshop at BAE. In all over 6 hours of flying inside were completed around some very expensive aircraft. Drone used was the DJI Mavic Pro 2, and even with all the sensors on an observer was still…

Read More

500px Blog » This Week in Editors’ Choice: Water in motion, summer love, and starry nights – Photography Article

Each week, members of the 500px team curate eye-catching photography from our talented and diverse community in Editors’ Choice. This week’s curation highlights water in motion, summer love, and starry nights. Check out this week’s roundup of some of the most intriguing photography on 500px, handpicked by our Editors. Check out which photos are catching our Editors’ eyes today in Editors’ Choice! Not on 500px yet? Sign up here to explore more impactful photography. Related … This is only a…

Read More

Flying Your Drone from a Boat – Aerial Photography Article

Drone photographs captured over water are filled with drama and never-before-seen views of the planet around us. We see marine life, shoreline, and the spectacle of contrasting elements.  Flying a drone from a boat is especially challenging and requires a great deal of care and pre-consideration if you don’t want to say goodbye to your DJI investment.Coordination between crew-members is vital when flying from an ocean vessel where swells and currents may not be obvious.We have flown from boats and…

Read More

The Game Changer – Skylark Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

The Game Changer The Mavic Pro 2 changed all this. Along comes a drone with an excellent camera and the airframe is bustling with obstacle avoidance technology. We all know how good the Mavic Pro 2 is for external filming. But there is little written out there which goes into a little detail about its capability for internal shoots. Well we are about to change that. Within 6 months here at Skylark we have already carried out over 15hrs of…

Read More

Filming Inside With A Drone – Aerial Photography Article

Filming inside with a drone the story begins. The use of drones for capturing unique perspectives and replacing what would normally be a Heli shoot territory is now really something that can be seen in most productions. The use of a drone is now becoming a standard requirement on any film or TV shoot. As drones become smaller and the camera systems, they use become better, drones are now starting to become used more for internal shoots. Three years ago,…

Read More

DJI Drone Photography – Blur vs. Focus – Aerial Photography Article

DJI has created an entirely new sector of working photographers. These are aerial drone photographers, many of whom are trying to raise their skill level with a yearning to earn a few dollars or establish a new career.  The DJI Phantom, Mavic, and Inspire lineup of drones has made aerial camera placement and operation an uncomplicated process. What is not so simple yet is the basic understanding of photography.  Some of the fundamentals, like types of blur & focus, are…

Read More

Image Size 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 for Drone Photography? – Aerial Photography Article

Image size 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 – there is plenty of uncertainty around this particular camera menu setting in the DJIGo4 app. What do all those numbers mean, and which is our wise option? The app menu name image size may be misleading in itself, as it might be assumed by the drone operator that the larger numbers mean a larger image size. This is not the case. For instance, 16:9 is the smallest file size recorded of the options below.In…

Read More

Polarizer Filters for DJI Drone Photography? Maybe Not. – Aerial Photography Article

    Filters on drones – this is a hot topic in the drone forums, and often clouded with misinformation. The use and effects of filters should be understood before adding additional glass to the front of your lens. In drone photography, we have a slightly different set of challenges than tripod-based photographers when it comes to filters.During the film and chemical days, we used a variety of filters in front of our lens, behind the lens, in front of our studio…

Read More

Mavic 2 Pro Video Settings – Demystified (Part 2) – Aerial Photography Article

This is part two of a three-part blog about video settings on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, with the integrated Hasselblad camera. A quick look back at part one will refresh your memory. In that blog, we discussed the options for video formats, codecs, and containers; things often overlooked or misunderstood by amateur videographers. The conclusion was this: you do not have to use the highest resolution, the fastest frame rate, or the new H.265 (HVEC) codec. In fact, unless…

Read More

Mavic 2 Pro Video Settings – Demystified! – Aerial Photography Article

Part One of Three in this Series.At first glance, this may be the most boring blog post ever. Or, it might be the most important if you are fumbling over your video settings.Drone video settings and how they work is still the subject of much confusion in the DJI community.  I am no expert with video so I decided to re-educate myself starting at ground zero, and share some discoveries with you. With our DJI drones, we use the same…

Read More

Drone Photography: Some Like it RAW – Aerial Photography Article

With our aerial DJI drone cameras, we all have the choice to capture either JPEG or RAW photograph files. Each format serves its own purpose, but there are vast differences. A realtor, home inspector or hobby pilot may prefer JPEG files to save time and end up with a tidy, smart looking image straight out of the camera. My choice is to shoot RAW because I intend to spend time processing every selected image. In my opinion, it is crucial…

Read More

2018 Monumental Awards | TopShot & Indy Chamber Event – Aerial Photography Article

The Indy Chamber’s Monumental Awards celebrates the business environment in the Indy region. The Monumental Awards is one of the ways in which the Indy Chamber showcases the economic development growth of Metro Indy.The awards also attract talented individuals to call the Indianapolis region home.The event acknowledges individuals and businesses that contribute to excellence in several areas.   Here are this year’s award winners: We were proud to partner with the Indy Chamber for the 2018 Monumental Awards.  We created a special…

Read More

Aerial Thermal Scans | Energy Audits & Commercial Inspection -TopShot – Aerial Photography Article

What is Thermography? Thermal infrared (IR) imaging is a valuable tool for inspecting and performing non-destructive testing of structural elements.IR imaging makes it possible to detect where and how energy is leaking from a building’s envelope.  Aerial drones are the perfect tool for collecting heating and cooling data from hard to reach places. Why TopShot is the Superior Provider TopShot partners with TSI Energy Solutions – they provide energy audits and commercial inspections via IR.  We recently completed a project to…

Read More

Commercial Drone Services Brisbane | How Drones Help Businesses – Aerial Photography Article

Construction Progress ReportingAugust 22, 2018How 360° Panoramas can Showcase Your Business and Raise IncomeSeptember 20, 2018 With the increasingly competitive business landscape, business owners need to stay on their toes and come up with different innovations to promote their products. Recently, the use of drone services has been providing a unique advantage for companies wanting to get ahead of the competition. Droneworxs Aerial Photography, a drone photography company based in Brisbane has been helping businesses with their state of the…

Read More

Drones in Real Estate: Crafting the Perfect Marketing Package – Aerial Photography Article

You may have noticed that drones are becoming something of a common sight when homes go on the market. It’s safe to say there is somewhat of a marketing revolution underway in the real estate industry. Professionals are turning to drone photography and video to gain a marketing edge more frequently now than ever before. The Federal Aviation Administration lifted restrictions on drone piloting in 2016 – meaning aerial drones are approved for commercial use, opening them up to a…

Read More

Sika Corporation Uses Drone Photos for Marketing – Aerial Photography Article

Aerial drone photography is now a marketing tool of choice for a variety of industries. Drone technology is still new and evolving rapidly.  The sky is truly the limit for this technology as a marketing tool for various industries. Effective aerial drone photography requires a high degree of technical expertise; it is essential to success.  But technical expertise is only part of the picture. The right solution also requires a razor-sharp focus and understanding of customer needs. TopShot spends a lot…

Read More

Orthomosaic Maps Help Document Wetlands Restoration Project – Aerial Photography Article

Orthomosaic maps created by Professional Drone Services of Texas are helping scientists pursue an important wetlands restoration project in East Texas. An orthomosaic map – an aerial photo or composite of a series of photos corrected to eliminate the distortion of a regular map – is the only way to measure true distances for scientific purposes and provide geo-location information for every square inch of the land being restored. “This is important,” explains PDS owner and founder Wayne Franks, “because…

Read More

5 Top tips for High Quality Aerial Photos – Aerial Photography Article

I have been working as a commercial drone operator for the past 18 months and have put together these 5 top tips for producing the best quality aerial videos, I will be releasing 5 further top tips in the coming weeks around taking the best aerial photos:ND FiltersThis advice is applicable for Aerial Videos but NOT Aerial Photos, I never use ND Filters for Aerial Images as they are not needed but these are a must for video footage on…

Read More

True Drone Costs | above it all – Aerial Photography Article

Is buying a drone for your project or company a true cost saving measure. Yes….and no, well, it depends. You want to account for it correctly and weigh the options, then you will make an informed decision. We’ve heard you can end up throwing a lot of money in the sky if you are not careful! Owner and Flight Commander Wendy Whittemore explains how costs can add up quickly with drone operations.   Like this:Like Loading… Related Posted in above…

Read More

Top 50 Aerial Photography Websites – Aerial Photography Article

Professional Drone Services of Texas is among the top 50 aerial photography websites and blogs, according to Feedspot Blog Reader. “We’re excited to have been included in this list, alongside some very well-known sites, like the Dronestagram blog, the DJI Aerial Photo Academy blog and the Reddit and Google News blogs for aerial photography,” says PDS owner and founder Wayne Franks. “What’s even better is that we actually rank in the top 20, since all the sites are ranked from…

Read More

Aerial Views of World Corporate Games – Aerial Photography Article

Professional Drone Services of Texas is providing aerial photography and aerial video footage for many of the different events to be held at the 2017 World Corporate Games in Houston. The world’s largest multi-sport festival for businesses, organizations and institutions, the World Corporate Games will be held Nov. 17 through 19 at the Marriott Marquis Downtown, Discovery Green and other locations throughout downtown Houston. “This is the first time the event will be back in the United States after a…

Read More

360VR Camera Rig for interior tours & drone flight – SkyeCam Studios – Aerial Photography Article

360VR Camera Rig for interior tours & drone flight SkyeCam Studios has a professional-level, 360 degree 6 camera-array set-up for spherical 360 video and photo capture. Our spherical rig captures 8K video and 50 megapixel photo-spheres. We can fly the camera set-up by drone or we can bring it on ground in the house for a realistic immersive tour. We perform better than Matterport as they charge Cloud fees, Cloud rendering fees, and Cloud hosting fees, which we do not.…

Read More