As of the 28th of September 2016 CASA is proposing to introduce new drone regulations that will make amendments to the existing regulations to make it easier to operate a smaller drone commercially within Australia. Although there has been widespread media coverage of the upcoming proposed regulations the finer details have been lacking and certainly need clarification in the marketspace, we have listed a few more details on the new regulations that we feel have been ignored in the general media and what it might mean to you as a someone wishing to contract an operator to undertake some drone work.
So what does this really mean to you the contractor?
If you hire somebody to do drone work for you and they only have the sub 2kg certification. You will not only be limited by where and when they can fly it but you will be limited to a much smaller camera with lower quality video and low megapixel still images with no lens options other than what the drone comes with. You may also engage a less experienced operator with limited experience no formal training and possibly no insurance.
Why hire a more experienced,certified and insured operator like us?
We have been CASA certified for over 4 years now and been in the aerial photography business for the last 10 years. We are not hobbyists, we are professional photographers and cinematographers with wide industry experience and specialise in Aerial Photography and cinematography wether it be from drone or manned helicopter. Although we sometimes use smaller craft below 2 kg for our budget product we also have a complete fleet of 5 drones that will suit any aerial job you can imagine with larger drones that will accomodate Professional digital SLR cameras up to 80mp and cinema cameras with a host of lenses to suit and a professional and experienced team we can accomodate any aerial job big or small.
1 William Street in all of its glory this aerial photo was taken from the Drone and creatively edited with a little help from photoshop 🙂
It is amazing how the methods of capturing aerial imagery have changed so drastically in less than a decade. Our RnD Manager Shea Brown entered the industry in Canada when fully manual remote control helicopters were the only means of lifting a camera system for low altitude aerial photography. Since then the capabilities of aerial lifting platforms (drones) have improved as fast as the computers they use to fly. Drones now have automation, redundancy and far more accuracy, making them a much more usable and safe tool.
For more information on what tasks our drones can complete, do not hesitate to contact us.
South East QLD is easily one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Topping off the breathtaking natural landscapes is the one and only river city.
Brisbane is a delight to shoot, not only from the helicopter and drone, but also the ground. This panorama was shot while shooting for a new development. We took the drone up to our operating ceiling of 400ft and captured this epic panorama of Brisbane CBD.
Showcasing a development from the drone is a great way to get both high overalls and intimate shots. Most of the time when shooting a site, the cost of shooting from either a helicopter or a drone works out about the same. One large advantage of shooting from a drone over a helicopter is the ability to stay on site for a long enough period of time to capture the changing light. This is possible with a helicopter, however it is far less cost effective. For more information about drone or helicopter shoots don’t hesitate to contact us!
Operating in dense urban environments presents a unique set of challenges that can often catch out inexperienced operators. Extra electrical interference, wind vortices and more distractions on the ground make operations more risky. This increased intrinsic risk makes a focus on redundancy, reliability and safety an absolute priority.
Working our way up through the cranes on site we positioned the camera using a Cinestar 8 and a Movi 5. This combination of stability and reliability worked to produced some spectacular shots!
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We were recently contracted to showcase some amazing landscaping work in the Gold Coast. The landscaping company wanted photos of the completed works for entry into a internationally recognised landscaping magazine.
In order to shoot in the best light to complement the high end landscaping, we chose to arrive in the afternoon and to shoot through to last light. The golden afternoon sun is less harsh than midday sun, letting the images be more evenly exposed and more vibrant. Just after sun set was the perfect time to shoot the outdoor lighting, with the rising full moon and Surfers Paradise in the background, the photos were epic!
Friday Flashback, This was my first aerial night shoot from a helicopter. Taken over the then new Skilled Stadium in 2008 for the season opener of the NRL season that year. Watch this space for some more exciting night shoots coming your way soon.
Call us today to find out more about our great aerial services from helicopter or drone