I’ve been making photos with a drone for almost two years and it’s transformed my perspective on landscape photography in Vermont. Having worked as an editorial and commercial photographer for more than twenty years I have photographed many people and places in the Green Mountains. In the past I would hire an airplane, get a ride on a National Guard plane during a news event or get paid to make photos from a helicopter. Now I can set up in five minutes and launch my DJI Mavic 2 Pro into the air with only my smart phone and an FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot’s Certificate. Sometimes I use the drone as part of an assignment, but many times I will head out with a hunch, not knowing what I will see. Once airborne, the drone allows me to see new views and make visual discoveries.
I strongly value the network of photographer friends I have met through monthly ASMP gatherings. Instagram has been a great way to share much of this drone photography. Click here to see my full portfolio of Vermont Drone Photography. I am very grateful for Corey Hendrickson for making this one minute video portrait about my drone photography.