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It's a big world out there: Drone photography

by Yvette Depaepe 

One of the most exciting developments in photography in the last two years is undeniable the drone – high flying cameras that enable you to capture unique viewpoints of common subjects.

Recently the cost of getting a camera into the air has dropped dramatically and if you decide to venture down this road, you won’t be disappointed. Apart from the amazing images you will capture, they are also tremendous fun!

One thing to discover are the amazing patterns in a landscape when viewed from above. Drones allow you to get into the area that most planes and helicopters are not allowed to – below 300 feet. Google Maps makes a great starting point for finding locations that look worth visiting.


“Hidden lake” by Ales Krivec


I never had the opportunity to work with one.
But I can imagine there’s a whole technique behind framing a good shot, selecting the right angle, and panning across a scene as you whiz along overhead.

1X certainly had a number of outstanding Photographers using drones.
Look by yourself in this splendid gallery of amazing drone shots and get inspired.
Who knows you may have the irresistible tendency to try it some day.


“Forest” by Javier del Cerro 

“Autumn symphony I” by John Fan 



“Aerial Alps” by Álvaro Pérez & Jose M. Pérez Brothers


“Blue Ice, Green River” by Stephan Fürnrohr

“Cloudy Icelandic Highlands” by Predrag Petrovic


“Wild beach” by Dmitry Laudin



“TLV Marina” by Ofer Maor



“From Above II” by Antonio Carillo Lopez


“Aerial of a saltworks site” by Marin Marinov


“Jahra Road” by Faisal ALnomas


“Elevation” by Stan Huang


“Heavenly view of Shanghai” by Stan Huang


“BEOS” by rudy sunandar

“Urban Curves” by Or Adar


“Seda” by FEI SHI




“Saarland – Home From Above” by Jean Claude Castor


"Winter wonderland” by Gerald Macua


“Jokulsarlon” by Antonio Carrillo Lopez

“Winter Wonderland” by Evgeny Vasenev


Thank you very much.
Amazing selection as usual! Even if I never in my life will put my camera rig on any flying "thing" besides my self slippering around with my back pack - I admit - it is very tempting :-) Great series and inspirational photos Yvette.
Thanks, Kent ;-)))
My compliments for the selected photographers. Fantastic image
Of course Yvette! Gorgeous photographers!!! ❤️
Thanks for your appreciation, Mathilde! All honor goes to the selected photographers of course. Cheers, Yvette