“Eagles chasing drones, nude photography shot by a drone, never-seen shadows and patterns, breathtaking closeness to monuments, reporting on climate, and also a selection of ‘dronies,’ the drone version of a selfie.” – Ayperi Karabuda
A new book, entitled “Dronescapes“, displaying the very best that the world has to offer in aerial drone photography has recently been published (May 9, 2017, Thames & Hudson). The book is the latest evidence of the increasingly growing popularity, and creative potential, offered by consumer drones generally, and aerial photography drones more specifically. The photos contained in the book where selected by Ayperi Karabuda, former vice president of pictures at Reuters.
Ayperi curated the photos from the well-known aerial drone photography sharing platform, Dronestragram. Managed by Guillaume Jarret, Dronestagram offers over 60,000 sensational, stunningly beautiful aerial photos taken by avid shutterbugs turned drone hobbyists. The book limits itself to a highly-selective 250 photos, which capture anything from breathtaking natural sceneries, famous manmade landmarks, as well as rare and out-of-the-ordinary scenes.
Aerial Drone Photography Tips from the Pros
For shutterbug drone hobbyists looking for some pro tips on how to use their aerial photography drones to capture the perfect picture, Ayperi Karabuda affirms that in selecting photos for the book, he was”looking at finding imagery which would not point to ‘seen from the sky,’ but more at drones as companions in our daily life, through innovative angles…”. For his part, Guillaume Jarret affirms with international travel becoming more common, photos taken from airplane window seats showing the earth from above have equally become common place. Owing to apps like Google Earth, the same holds true with satellite images. For Guillaume, drones bring a new way of seeing the world because of their ability to capture moments and sceneries “at low altitudes, near landscapes and buildings, like a bird would do”.