Higher perspective equipment

On the new year's eve we have a Portuguese tradition in eating 12 raisins and making 12 wishes or goals for the whole year.

This year during this ceremony a minute before midnight, one of my wishes was to buy a powerful drone like Mavic Air.


It's not something that is going to replace any of my equipment, but it will add more value to my skills and my photography, not to mention the fun!

As technology has made it possible to use these gadgets for personal use, the world of photography had reached another level that made me dream like a bird (Big bird let's say) and think about joining this world of amazing perspective in taking photos and footage for personal use and of course for Microstocks.

Aerial view of Miami Port and city skyline, Florida

Why I made this choice?

- Ain't shots from Drone a well covered subject?

The answer is no. I still believe I'm not going to be that late shooting with drones for Microstocks!

Aerial view from drone to the ruins of old medieval castle Spesbourg, Alsace

There are thousands of places and hidden places of landscape that are worth to discover and to be shown on Microstocks, with or without models. For animal habitats and fields of crops. For ancient places and touristic areas if it's legal and allowed to use them.

- How does this place really look from above?

It's a question a drone could answer it and mostly will leave you with an open mouth.

Happy Man on mountain summit enjoying aerial view

- Say good bye to wrong light direction in most of the cases!

Yes a flying camera can take the angle that you can't reach, it can turn the light to your favor most of the times! Even shadows could add a value to the beauty of the image!

Group of thoroughbred horses walking and grazing in paddock near stable. Long evening afternoon shadow. Beautiful animals at farm

- I would love to keep nice memories and different kind of shots from the places I want to visit and repeat some shots in some places I had already visited but with drone perspective. My mind can't stop imagining some scenes!

V08551 2 young people couple romantic sunbathing on pontoon with aerial view in beautiful clear aqua blue sea water


- I see an extra space needed in addition to my camera and lenses, hopefully not much extra weight.

- Limited time of flying! Of course it depends on the use and the capacity of the batteries of the drone.

- The legal use of drones, obviously it depends on where are you using them and country laws.

What are your recommendations regarding Drones?

Thank you in advance for reading, your recommendations & votes...Happy New Year Everyone

Photo credits: Alexander Sorokopud, Everst, Kyryl Gorlov, Jayson Wayne Brown, Giovanni Gagliardi, Williammacgregor.

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June 23, 2019


Thank you @Deming9120 for your info about the App and your comment!

June 21, 2019


Great work!!I have some drone images on my profile too that I capture during my leisure drone flights with my Mavic pro.For anyone who wants to know if the area you are in is a no-fly-zone, download this App called Airmap (https://www.airmap.com/airmap-for-drones/), which can show you if the particular area you are in is a no-fly-zone.It is useful if you are intending to fly a drone locally or overseas, as you can search for the location, and it would show you the no fly areas, that are either within aerodromes, or restricted areas.But it is always better to do some research on the regulations of the state or country to be safe, as some countries might require you to obtain permits before conducting your flying.

February 01, 2019


Thanks William

January 25, 2019


New and interesting perspectives with that drone! William

January 25, 2019


@Rbrucew and @Gmargittai I agree about the legal restrictions but if you avoid crowded cities or use it within an acceptable height in some places it should go fine! In Portugal for instance you could register a license from the municipality and define the places where you want to fly it.I'm still optimistic that there are lots of places where you can still take amazing shots! Think about farms and models in private places and you will get endless ideas! Cheers guys

January 24, 2019


Hi,Me2 I am also contemplating the purchase of a drone, there are definitely many unexplored opportunities. One thing though. It becomes more and more difficult to find a place one can legally fly a drone. It is also more dangerous to fly it illegally as the fines get bigger and bigger and the rangers in state parks or even police are on the lookout to catch you.

January 24, 2019


I would love to have a drone, and almost bought a DJI Spark. However, pragmatism prevailed (for once!) because there are so many legal restrictions on their use here in Australia, not to mention pseudo legal issues relating to privacy.

January 21, 2019


I'm glad to hear that @Serjedi

January 21, 2019


Helpful and interesting article. Thanks for sharing

January 15, 2019


haha good to know @Littlemacproductions :-)

January 13, 2019


Makes me want a drone!

January 11, 2019


Thank you @Justmeyo!

January 10, 2019


great article!

January 10, 2019


@Kllydenpatkelly the cost is around $1000 but to master it I have no clue!

January 09, 2019


@Dmccale thank you so much! @Creativei this is amazing! :-O

January 08, 2019


What was the cost and how long did it take to master the craft of flying it?

January 08, 2019


https://www.dreamstime.com/modify.php?imageid=135932741 now thats the image i was talking about, clicked using Mavik Air

January 08, 2019


Wow love this blog (((H)))

January 08, 2019


Thank you all for your encouraging comments! Have a good year for shooting everyone! :-)

January 08, 2019


I hope to buy dji Mavic pro2 in the new year.

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