Camera in the Sky

Hotel Bellwether sunset aerial
Hotel Bellwether sunset aerial view

I purchased a flying camera, more commonly known as a drone, late last month and I’ve been out practicing with it. These are a couple of photos I made of the Hotel Bellwether around sunset on August 10.

Hotel Bellwether sunset aerial
Hotel Bellwether sunset aerial view

New FAA rules for the commercial use of drones were approved earlier this summer, taking effect on August 29. I’ll be taking the certification test soon after it’s available and am looking forward to being able to offer this “camera in the sky” view for my real estate and commercial customers starting this fall.

I look at this flying camera as providing a tripod in the sky. Figuring out where to place it for stills is intuitive, but getting my eye-hand coordination working right for smooth video moves is going to take some more practice. It makes me think I should have wasted more time playing video games.

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