Drones have been something I've been wanting to test out for awhile. It's just another tool in my bag of skills I've been wanting to be able to offer. Plus, having a different perspective on my photography subjects can help get some amazing photographs. However, I've never had a reason to buy or rent one. It didn't seem like something I wanted to put money too, if I didn't have any clients interested in it. As luck would have it, I didn't need any clients.
I got my hands on one from a good friend and took it out to see what I could do. It was a DJI Phantom 4 Pro model. I feel blessed for this experience for two reasons: one - I had two batteries to use, which kept the fun going for a lot longer than if I only had one and two - I'm located in San Diego and got to capture some amazing views using this new tool. I was able to shoot some RAW photos with it, as the image looks just as soon as my GoPro Hero 5 and grabbed a few 4k stills to see how good that capability was.
I'm taking it out a few more times in the coming weeks as I travel around for the holidays to shoot some personal work. I'm going to work on getting a few more images on these trips and will be updating this post with them. I'm already starting to think about how a drone will fit into 2017 for me. Follow me on social media (channels at the bottom of the page) for updates. Feel free to ask all the questions you might have.