Drone Photography & Video Masterclass

Author: Fergus Kennedy

Publisher: Ammonite Press

ISBN: 9781781453001

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY

Page: 176

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Drone Photography and Video Masterclass contains everything a photographer needs to take their craft confidently and expertly into the skies; and everything a drone pilot needs to master this photographic genre. The book takes the view that successful drone photography is all about the shot, not the drone. So, while the reader is equipped with an essential introduction to drone technology, flying skills, safety measures, and legal requirements, author Fergus Kennedy demonstrates how the skills of planning, composition, lighting, focus, and exposure remain essential to capturing great images. He shows how to transfer camera tools and technique from ground to air to achieve outstanding overhead, panoramic, and 360o shots; and how to master gimbal and other skills to bring depth and movement to video tracking shots. Applications from 3D mapping and modelling to landscape and travel photography are covered, demonstrating the range of markets and creative possibilities available to the professional drone photographer. Drones offer a genuinely new perspective, a bird's-eye view previously out of reach for most photographers and filmmakers. Drone Photography and Video Masterclass is the essential guide to realizing the full potential of this exciting new playing field, and elevating the art of your photography to dizzying new heights. AUTHOR: Fergus Kennedy is a marine biologist, photographer, and film-maker, and an experienced multi-rotor pilot and camera operator. Through his company, Skylark Aerial Imaging, he provides aerial video, still photography, and 3D modelling services to clients including the BBC, ABC Television, Canon Europe, Love Productions, WWF, and the Royal Navy. 175 photographs
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Masters of Drone Photography

Author: Fergus Kennedy

Publisher: Ammonite Press

ISBN: 9781781453315

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Page: 176

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With over 1.5 million posts on Instagram tagged with #drone, a revolution in photography is taking place over our heads. At the forefront of this revolution are the innovators who have instantly elevated drone photography to the level of art, pioneering their own distinctive bird's-eye view on genres ranging from landscape and architecture to nature and sports. Masters of Drone Photography orbits the world of 16 leading lights, each with a creative vision of how, where, and why drones should be used to create stunning photography. Through probing Q&A style interviews, beautifully reproduced images, captions telling the story of each picture, and detailed technical information, the reader is given an insight into the photographers' working practices, from their career paths and inspirations, to the equipment and techniques they employ to create their breathtaking and visionary works.
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