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. Contributors include: JP and Mike Andrews, Francesco Cattuto, Amos Chapple, Tugo Cheng, Stacy Garlington, Tobias Hägg, David Hopley, Karim Iliya, Fergus Kennedy, Petra Leary, Andy Leclerc, Florian Ledoux, Bachir Mouzarkel, Kara Murphy, and Sean Stalteri.
About the Author
Fergus Kennedy is a marine biologist, photographer, and filmmaker, and an experienced multi-rotor pilot and camera operator. Through his company, Skylark Aerial Imaging, he provides aerial video, still photography, and 3D modeling services to clients including the BBC, ABC Television, Canon Europe, WWF, and the Royal Navy. He is the author of Drone Photography and Video Masterclass.