Dec 14 2017
Yet again, we find ourselves at the end of another year. It has flown by, but it has still been a good year and we owe our thanks for that to our family, friends, colleagues and clients.
To sum up the year, we sat down with Ryan Thomas, the Aerialshots Founder and Chief-Drone-Pilot, to give us…
Dec 01 2017
We love drones. We love the tech behind them. We love flying them. And we love the beautiful shots we get from them. For us, a drone is not just one of the tools we use in our day job. It is an exciting part of our lifestyle.
It is for this reason that drones are…
Nov 23 2017
Taking a photo of a roof isnt the prettiest picture around. But it is extremely practical.
Having aerial, high-resolution photos of a roof, taken directly from above, has many advantages to those needing to inspect that roof.
It is safer
Traditionally, a roof is inspected by a person. Depending on the height, gradient and structure of the…
Nov 13 2017
It is always fun to watch a good explosion on TV. It is even better to watch it in real life (that is, a planned explosion with strict safety rules to ensure you live through it). As drone pilots, we get to capture interesting aspects of other people’s lives. And recently, this meant witnessing a…
Oct 12 2017
In the last year, I have taken many trips throughout Africa on drone shoots. And I have had the chance to experience some amazing sites: the enormity of an avenue of baobabs, exploring a private island and seeing a coral atoll from the air.
Every time I travel, I am always happy to come home. Not…
Aug 11 2017
With drones fast becoming the latest luxury toy, many people believe that they can simply pick up the controls and fly it. It is easy to fly a drone, but not that easy.
There is some skill needed to fly a drone. All those videos you see of dangerous drone crashes, are thanks to people who…
Jun 29 2017
A drone is just a tool. What we do with that tool is what gives it it’s value.
For the military, a drone is a weapon. For the hobbyists, a drone is a toy. For the cinematographers, a drone is a new angle.
But these are just the well-known uses of drones. Their potential is one that…
Jun 13 2017
South Africa’s first drone conference came to Johannesburg this June. It wasn’t for the hobbyist and enthusiast, but for people in the business of drones. As that is us, the AerialShots team attended.
The predominant theme that came out of the 3 days of talks was that drones are here to stay – in a big…
Jun 08 2017
When you are up in the air, the city sprawls endlessly below you. Some parts are beautifully lush and green, others are a cluster of skyrises reflecting the sun off their walls of windows.
Still others are industrial, brown or unattractive. You can see a range of housing lifestyles – the large mansions with their gardens,…
Apr 10 2017
Utilising drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to take aerial photographs of a site can have a number of advantages in all phases of property development. A view from above can assist in planning, capturing the progress and be used to create marketing material. Here is an infographic to show you how:
An aerial photo captures the lay…